Volume 15, Number 3, September 2008Xth European Multicolloquium of Parasitology (EMOP-10, Paris, August 24-28, 2008)
|Page(s)||420 - 425|
|Published online||15 September 2008|
Xth EMOP, August 2008
Fish immune response to Myxozoan parasites
Instituto de Acuicultura de Torre de la Sal, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Torre de la Sal s/n, 12595 Ribera de Cabanes, Castellón, Spain
* Correspondence: Dr Ariadna Sitjà-Bobadilla. Tel.: +34 964 319 500 – Fax: +34 964 319 509. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Myxozoan parasites are responsible for important economic losses among fisheries and aquaculture industries, and hence the high interest in studying the immune response of fish against them. The most important data available concerning the immune response of fish against myxosporeans are reviewed, with emphasis on the different innate and adaptive immune mechanisms, their relationship with natural and acquired resistance and the strategies to control and prevent myxosporoses. Cellular effectors (lymphocytes, granulocytes, phagocytes, non-specific cytotoxic cells, rodlet cells) and humoral factors (lysozyme, peroxidades, antiproteases, complement, specific antibodies) have been examined for several myxosporoses, and some immune relevant genes have been studied. This information will be crucial for the future development of vaccines and other preventive strategies such as immunomodulation and selection of disease-resistant strains
Key words: Immune response / fish parasites / Myxosporea
© PRINCEPS Editions, Paris, 2008, transferred to Société Française de Parasitologie
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