Morphology and Immune-related activities of hemocytes of the mussel Mytilus coruscus (Gould, 1861) from East Sea of Korea SCIE SCOPUS KCI

Cited 12 time in WEB OF SCIENCE Cited 14 time in Scopus
Title
Morphology and Immune-related activities of hemocytes of the mussel Mytilus coruscus (Gould, 1861) from East Sea of Korea
Author(s)
Yang, Hyun-Sung; Hong, Hyun-Ki; Donaghy, Ludovic; Noh, Choong-Hwan; Park, Heung-Sik; Kim, Dong-Sung; Choi, Kwang-Sik
KIOST Author(s)
Yang, Hyun Sung(양현성)Noh, Choong Hwan(노충환)Park, Heung Sik(박흥식)Kim, Dong Sung(김동성)
Publication Year
2015-03
Abstract
Mytilus coruscus is a cold water mussel commonly occurring on shallow subtidal rocky substrata along the east coast of Korea. Despite its abundance, there have only been a few studies conducted reporting on its biology and ecology. In this study, we investigated the immune-related activities of hemocytes of M. coruscus using light microscopy and flow cytometry. Based on the morphology and cellular activities, 3 types of hemocytes were identified, as granulocytes, hyalinocytes, and blast-like cells. Granulocytes, containing numerous intra-cytoplasmic granules, were intermediate-size (11.8 mu m) and the most abundant cells (70.2%), while hyalinocytes were the largest cells (16.0 mu m), with no or few granules in their cytoplasm. The granulocytes exhibited higher lysosomal content, phagocytosis activity and oxidative capacities than the hyalinocytes. In contrast, the blast-like cells were the smallest cells (6.4 mu m) and displayed a lack of phagocytosis and oxidative capacities. In M. coruscus, the granulocytes appear as the major cell type involved in cellular defense, whereas the blast-like cells may not be directly involved in cell-mediated immune response.
ISSN
1738-5261
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/2532
DOI
10.1007/s12601-015-0006-4
Bibliographic Citation
OCEAN SCIENCE JOURNAL, v.50, no.1, pp.77 - 85, 2015
Publisher
KOREA OCEAN RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT INST
Subject
OYSTER CRASSOSTREA-GIGAS; FLOW-CYTOMETRIC ANALYSIS; PACIFIC OYSTER; IMMUNOLOGICAL PARAMETERS; RUDITAPES-PHILIPPINARUM; FUNCTIONAL-RESPONSES; TAPES-PHILIPPINARUM; PHAGOCYTIC ABILITY; DEFENSE-MECHANISMS; PERNA-VIRIDIS
Keywords
Mytilus coruscus; hemocytes; lysosome; phagocytosis; oxidative capacity
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
KOREA OCEAN RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT INST
Related Researcher
Research Interests

Biophysiological ecology,Meiobenthology,해양생물 생리생태학,중형저서생물학

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

qrcode

Items in ScienceWatch@KIOST are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Browse