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Immune Response of Green Sea Turtles with and without Fibropapillomatosis: Evaluating Oxidative Burst and Phagocytosis via Flow Cytometry

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Rossi, Silmara ; de Queiroz Hazarbassanov, Nicolle G. T. ; Sanchez-Sarmiento, Angelica Maria ; Setim Prioste, Fabiola Eloisa ; Matushima, Eliana Reiko
Total Authors: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: CHELONIAN CONSERVATION AND BIOLOGY; v. 15, n. 2, p. 273-278, DEC 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Fibropapillomatosis (FP) has a complex etiology, involving genetic and environmental factors, and is considered a threat to green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas). The goals of this study were to evaluate phagocytosis and oxidative burst in blood samples of green sea turtles with and without FP. We analyzed samples from 38 specimens (27 with FP) captured at a feeding area in Brazil. No differences were observed between specimens with and without FP regarding leukocyte activity; nevertheless, the analyses revealed there were significant differences among leukocyte populations of animals with FP, lymphocytes and monocytes had higher phagocytic activity than did granulocytes, and lymphocytes had lower oxidative burst activity than did granulocytes and monocytes. This study described an efficient method to assess leukocyte activity through flow cytometry and revealed important characteristics of white blood cells from green sea turtles with FP. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/04565-7 - Presence of environmental contaminants in tissues of green turtle (Chelonia mydas) from the brazilian coast: prevalence study in animals affected by fibropapilomatosis
Grantee:Angelica Maria Sanchez Sarmiento
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 10/01781-8 - Assessment of cellular function of leukocytes by flow cytometry and the influence of polychlorinated biphenyls in the development of fibropapillomatosis in Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758) (Testudines, Cheloniidae).
Grantee:Silmara Rossi
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 12/14319-6 - Ecology and etiology of fibropapillomatosis in Chelonia mydas (Testudines, Cheloniidae) populations: structure of populations and the role of polychlorinated biphenyls and toxic potentially metals for the development of diseases
Grantee:Eliana Reiko Matushima
Support type: Regular Research Grants