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The Innate Immune-Related Genes in Catfish
Liaoning Ocean and Fisheries Science Research Institute, Dalian 116023, China
Key Laboratory of Marine Fishery Molecular Biology of Liaoning Province, Dalian 116023, China
Liaoning Fisheries Technology Extension Station, Shenyang 110031, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 17 September 2012; in revised form: 24 October 2012 / Accepted: 25 October 2012 / Published: 2 November 2012
Abstract: Catfish is one of the most important aquaculture species in America (as well as in Asia and Africa). In recent years, the production of catfish has suffered massive financial losses due to pathogen spread and breakouts. Innate immunity plays a crucial role in increasing resistance to pathogenic organisms and has generated increasing interest in the past few years. This review summarizes the current understanding of innate immune-related genes in catfish, including pattern recognition receptors, antimicrobial peptides, complements, lectins, cytokines, transferrin and gene expression profiling using microarrays and next generation sequencing technologies. This review will benefit the understanding of innate immune system in catfish and further efforts in studying the innate immune-related genes in fish.
Keywords: catfish; channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus); innate immunity; antimicrobial peptide; complement; lectin; cytokine; RNA-seq; gene expression profiling
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Gao, L.; He, C.; Liu, X.; Su, H.; Gao, X.; Li, Y.; Liu, W. The Innate Immune-Related Genes in Catfish. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13, 14172-14202.
Gao L, He C, Liu X, Su H, Gao X, Li Y, Liu W. The Innate Immune-Related Genes in Catfish. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2012; 13(11):14172-14202.
Gao, Lei; He, Chongbo; Liu, Xueguang; Su, Hao; Gao, Xianggang; Li, Yunfeng; Liu, Weidong. 2012. "The Innate Immune-Related Genes in Catfish." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 13, no. 11: 14172-14202.