Development of a live vector vaccine against infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus in rainbow trout.

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Summary of "Development of a live vector vaccine against infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus in rainbow trout."

Infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus (IHNV) leads to serious disease and economic losses in the salmonid aquaculture industry. The present study aimed to develop an effective and efficient vaccine to protect rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) against IHNV infection. Administered via the immersion route, a live vector vaccine containing the regions of the IHNV glycoprotein (G) induced immune responses in rainbow trout. Use of the immersion route induced more-efficient mucosal immunity than intramuscular injection vaccination. IHNV G gene expression was detected in the spleens of rainbow trout at 3, 7 and 15 days post-vaccination (dpv). The G gene expression continuously decreased between 3 and 15 dpv. In addition, the expression of TLR-3, TLR-7 and TLR-8 was upregulated after vaccination, and the highest expression levels of IFN-1, Mx-1, Mx-3, Vig-1 and Vig-2 were observed at 3 dpv. Four markers of the adaptive immune response (CD4, CD8, IgM and IgT) gradually increased. When experimental fish were challenged with IHNV by immersion, significant differences in cumulative percentage mortality were observed in the vaccinated fish and the unvaccinated (empty-plasmid-vaccinated) fish. The relative survival rate was 92% and 6% in the vaccinated group and empty-plasmid group, respectively. Serum antibody levels gradually increased in the vaccinated fish, unlike in the unvaccinated fish, after 7 dpv. Our results suggest there was a significant increase in fish immune responses and resistance to infection with IHNV following administration of the live vector vaccine. Therefore, this live vector vaccine is a promising vaccine that may be utilized to protect rainbow trout against IHNV.


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Name: Fish & shellfish immunology
ISSN: 1095-9947


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