EVOLUTION, ADAPTATION AND IMMUNE FUNCTIONS OF FISH LECTINS

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Abstract

Fish are equipped with a complex lectin repertoire that,like mammals, are involved almost all the immune reactions.Carbohydrate recognition and interactions mediated bylectins have been recognized involved in vertebrate innateimmunity, not only for recognition of potential pathogens, butalso acting in the agglutination, immobilization and otherfunctional steps. In fish, C, F types galectins, Rhamnose-bind-ing lectin (RBL) and pentraxin have been identified in both car-tilaginous and bony fish. In addition, selectins and other genes have been found in the currently available fishgenomes. On the basis of our results about F-type and RBLlectins we showed that: lectin repertoires in fish are highlydiversified and include not only representatives of the lectinfamilies; described in mammals, but also members of lectinfamilies described for the first time in fish species like the Ftype lectins and RBL; RBL and FTL have been identified in theeggs and embryos but they are also present in the serum. Thecharacterization indicates that the tissue-specific expressionand localization of the diverse lectin repertoires and theirmolecular partners is consistent with their distinct biologicalroles in innate and adaptive immunity; Therefore, in order toidentify trends linked to cold adaptation in antarctic fish, we try, to compare Perciformes and the Antartic fish Trematomus bernacchii F lectins properties
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1-1
Numero di pagine1
RivistaJOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH
Volume92
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2019

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