Fish Peroxiredoxins and Their Role in Immunity
AbstractPeroxiredoxins (Prxs) are a family of antioxidant enzymes that protect cells from oxidative damage. In addition, Prxs may act as modulators of inflammation, protect against cell death and tumour progression, and facilitate tissue repair after damage. The most studied roles of Prx1 and Prx2 are immunological. Here we present a review on the effects of some immunostimulant treatments and bacterial, viral, or parasitic infections on the expression of fish Prxs at the gene and/or protein level, and point to their important role in immunity. The Prxs show antioxidant activity as well as a protective effect against infection. Some preliminary data are presented about the role of fish Prx1 and Prx2 in virus resistance although further studies are needed before the role of fish Prx in immunity can be definitively defined. View Full-Text
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Valero, Y.; Martínez-Morcillo, F.J.; Esteban, M.Á.; Chaves-Pozo, E.; Cuesta, A. Fish Peroxiredoxins and Their Role in Immunity. Biology 2015, 4, 860-880.
Valero Y, Martínez-Morcillo FJ, Esteban MÁ, Chaves-Pozo E, Cuesta A. Fish Peroxiredoxins and Their Role in Immunity. Biology. 2015; 4(4):860-880.Chicago/Turabian Style
Valero, Yulema; Martínez-Morcillo, Francisco J.; Esteban, M. Á.; Chaves-Pozo, Elena; Cuesta, Alberto. 2015. "Fish Peroxiredoxins and Their Role in Immunity." Biology 4, no. 4: 860-880.