Immune Status and Immunomodulation in Percid Fish

S.N.M. Mandiki, J. Douxfils, C. Mathieu, S. Milla, E. Henrotte, H. Jansen, P. Kestemont

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Knowledge of the adaptability of the immune system is an important issue that can enable a better management of environmental conditions for increasing fish performances and welfare. Unfortunately, the immune defence of percid fish has not yet been characterized, but they should be able to accomplish innate and adaptive immunity as other fishes. Indeed, the available information about molecular characterization of some immune genes of percid fish showed similar features as that of other teleost. But some specific pathways were identified; and it could be interesting to precise their implication for the immune competence. It seems also likely that percid fish are able to adapt their immunocompetence to the seasonal changes in environmental conditions, or to respond positively to some immunomodulatory compounds as other fish species, but more studies are still needed to highlight the specific immune pathways of the relative responses.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiology and Culture of Percid Fishes
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practices
EditorsPatrick Kestemont, Konrad Dabrowski, Robert C. Summerfelt
ISBN (Electronic)9789401772273
ISBN (Print)9789401772266
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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