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      Triterpene-Enriched Olive Extract as an Immunopotentiator in Black Sea Bream ( Acanthopagrus schlegelii)

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          Recently, the use of natural immunopotentiators, such as plant extracts, is predicted to offer high disease-prevention potential in aquaculture. However, few reports on the immunomodulatory impacts of olive extract (OE) on teleost are available. Therefore, the effects of dietary intake of triterpene-enriched OE on black sea bream ( Acanthopagrus schlegelii) were investigated in this study. Our data showed that total blood cell counts, in vivo content of lysozyme, activities of antiprotease and myeloperoxidase, and contents of IL-4 and IL-6 were significantly up-regulated by dietary intake of triterpene-enriched OE. Additionally, the hampered immune response induced by cadmium exposure was significantly mitigated by the administration of OE as were indicated by partially or completely rescued immune-relating parameters. Furthermore, the expressions of immune-related genes encoding NF-κB inhibitor alpha (IkBα), tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα), cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), and proto-oncogene protein c-fos (FOS) were found to be significantly up-regulated by the dietary intake of OE. In general, the results suggested that the dietary intake of triterpene-enriched OE has immune enhancing effect in black sea bream. Such effect may be realized by 1) increasing the total counts of diverse blood cells; 2) activating nonspecific immune biomolecules; and 3) affecting signaling pathways such as IKK and ERK and subsequently inducing IL-4 and IL-6 biosyntheses.

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          Journal of Ocean University of China
          Science Press and Springer (China )
          24 January 2020
          01 April 2020
          : 19
          : 2
          : 428-438
          1College of Animal Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China
          2Innovation Division, Lucta (Guangzhou) Flavours Co. Ltd., Guangzhou 510530, China
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          *Corresponding author: LIU Guangxu, Tel: 0086-571-88982636, E-mail: guangxu_liu@
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