Antiviral immunity and protection in penaeid shrimp

Underwood, Darren J., Cowley, Jeff A. and Johnson, Karyn N. (2013) Antiviral immunity and protection in penaeid shrimp. Invertebrate Immunity, 1 2-14. doi:10.2478/invim-2013-0001

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Author Underwood, Darren J.
Cowley, Jeff A.
Johnson, Karyn N.
Title Antiviral immunity and protection in penaeid shrimp
Journal name Invertebrate Immunity   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2084-767X
Publication date 2013-07-15
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.2478/invim-2013-0001
Volume 1
Start page 2
End page 14
Total pages 13
Place of publication Warsaw, Poland
Publisher De Gruyter Open
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The global aquaculture of penaeid shrimp has recently undergone a huge expansion resulting in production near parity with quantities trawled from the wild. Despite this apparent success, the industry has been hindered by diseases, predominantly from virus infection, which result in losses that have been estimated at 40% of the global production capacity. An increased research focus on penaeid immune response to virus infection has ensued, with an emphasis on harnessing the immune system to protect cultured shrimp from virus infection. Here we review the current knowledge of the factors implicated in the penaeid shrimp immune response to viral infection and strategies based on these discoveries that have been examined as potential avenues for disease control. Immune priming has been observed in response to challenge with White spot syndrome virus following prior exposure to virus or viral components. We review the protection achieved following immune priming with these components, the specificity and duration as well as the generality of the response and discuss potential mechanisms that may facilitate immune priming. In addition we highlight challenges associated with future research directions.
Keyword Immune priming
Gill-associated virus
White spot syndrome virus
Invertebrate immunity
Invertebrate virus
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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