Hepcidin and Its Roles in Fishes

Asmamaw B       

Abstract

Hepcidin is one of the antimicrobial peptides involved in the innate immune system of fish against a variety of infectious agents like bacteria, virus, fungus, and is also involved in an iron metabolism, where by its expression observed during an iron overload. In order to give highlights about different experimental results of hepcidin that has been conducted in a variety of fish species at different conditions, it has been tried to summarize the site of hepcidin synthesis, molecular structure, different forms of existence, i.e. polymorphisms, level of expression and induction by bacterial exposure.


MS Received Date:   2016-05-09  MS Accepted Date:  2016-05-20  MS Published Date:  2016-06-24
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Asmamaw B "Hepcidin and Its Roles in Fishes" Journal of Zoology Studies 3.3 (2016): 1-10.
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