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Title: Use of a specific monoclonal antibody to determine tissue tropism of yellow head virus (YHV) of Penaeus monodon by in situ immunocytochemistry
Authors: C. Soowannayan
P. Sithigorngul
T. W. Flegel
National Science and Technology Development Agency
Srinakarinwirot University
Mahidol University
Keywords: Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2002
Citation: Fisheries Science. Vol.68, (2002), 805-809
Abstract: A monoclonal antibody (MAb) against the G-protein of yellow head virus (YHV) gave positive binding in functional lobes of the lymphoid organ (LO) at 24 h post YHV injection. Thereafter, the positive reaction progressed to newly formed LO spheroids or LOS (Type-A) and thence to preexisting LOS (Types B and C). Apoptotic cells in LO tubules gave positive MAb reactions while those in preexisting LOS gave negative. Gills, hepatopancreatic interstitial cells, midgut sub-epithelial cells, the heart, hematopoietic tissue, sub-cuticular epithelium, general connective tissue and muscle tissue also gave positive MAb reactions. Nerve tissue remained negative throughout the period of the test (50 h post injection). Tissues of the ovary and testis were negative until 36-hour post YHV injection by which time connective tissue and follicle cells became positive. Oocytes and sperm remained negative. © 2002, The Japanese Society of Fisheries Science. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 14442906
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2001-2005

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