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Fish immunology. I. Binding and engulfment of Candida albicans by erythrocytes of rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri Richardson).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12510797     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The role of fish erythrocytes (FE) as phagocytic cells has poorly been investigated, until now. Here, we have focussed our attention on the interplay between rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri Richardson) erythrocytes and Candida albicans (CA). At the same time, the intervention of autologous head kidney macrophages (MO) in the CA processing by FE has been studied. Data show that CA particles bind to FE, which, in turn, are able to engulf but not kill them. In the presence of MO, a decrease of FE with bound CA occurs and, in some microscopic images, FE form rosettes with MO. Phagocytosis of CA is higher in rosetting MO than in non-rosetting ones. According to our findings, it appears that FE represent a reservoir of engulfed CA and rosetting is an efficacious phenomenon of presentation of pathogens to MO, where an effective clearance of them can take place.
L Passantino; M Altamura; A Cianciotta; R Patruno; A Tafaro; E Jirillo; G F Passantino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Immunopharmacology and immunotoxicology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0892-3973     ISO Abbreviation:  Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol     Publication Date:  2002 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-03     Completed Date:  2003-06-05     Revised Date:  2009-05-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8800150     Medline TA:  Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  665-78     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Animal Health and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Candida albicans / immunology*
Erythrocytes / immunology*
Macrophages / immunology
Oncorhynchus mykiss / immunology*

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