[Guo, H. Z.; Zou, P. F.; Fu, J. P.; Guo, Z.; Nie, P.; Chang, M. X.] Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Hydrobiol, State Key Lab Freshwater Ecol & Biotechnol, Wuhan 430072, Hubei Province, Peoples R China; [Guo, H. Z.; Zou, P. F.; Fu, J. P.; Guo, Z.; Nie, P.; Chang, M. X.] Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Hydrobiol, Lab Fish Dis, Wuhan 430072, Hubei Province, Peoples R China; [Guo, H. Z.; Zhu, B. K.] Huazhong Agr Univ, Coll Fisheries, Wuhan 430070, Hubei Province, Peoples R China
Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis is one of the most important aquaculture crustacean species in China. A cDNA library was constructed from mixed tissues of E. sinensis challenged with LPS. Eight genes involved in immune response were identified from 319 single colonies. Among them, two different C-type lectin-like domain (CTLD)-containing proteins were firstly identified in Chinese mitten crab. The full-length cDNA sequences of two C-type lectin-like domain (CTLD)-containing proteins named E5CTLDcp-1 and EsCTLDcp-2 were cloned by 5' RACE. The deduced amino acid sequences of E5CTLDcp-1 and E5CTLDcp-2 possessed several conserved features of C-type lectin subfamily. The tissue distribution of EsCTLDcp-1 and EsCTLDcp-2 was examined by Real-time PCR. In the normal Chinese mitten crab, the expression of E5CTLDcp-2 was detected in all tested tissues such as haemolymph, muscle, intestine, gill, heart, gonad and hepatopancreas, whereas in muscle, intestine, gill, heart and hepatopancreas for EsCTLDcp-1. The highest expressions of EsCTLDcp-1 and E5CliDcp-2 were both observed in hepatopancreas. LPS significantly induced the expression of EsCTLDcp-1 and EsCTLDcp-2 in the hepatopancreas at the different time points. The induced fold change of E5CTLDcp-1 and EsCTLDcp-2 increased significantly from 2 h for EsCTLDcp-1 and 4 h for E5CTLDcp-2, and reached a maximum at 12 h, then dropped at 24 h. A differential pattern was found in Chinese mitten crab challenged with Chinese mitten crab pathogen Aeromonas hydrophila. The expression of EsCTLDcp-1 increased significantly at 2 h post-challenge crabs with A. hydrophila, then decreased at 4 h and 8 h, after that increased at 12 h and 24 h. The expression of EsCTLDcp-2 was decreased at the all time points. All these data suggest a differential role of E5CILDcp-1 and EsCTLDcp-2 in the crab innate immune response to bacterial infection. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Guo, H. Z.; Zou, P. F.; Fu, J. P.; Guo, Z.; Zhu, B. K.; Nie, P.; Chang, M. X..Characterization of two C-type lectin-like domain (CTLD)-containing proteins from the cDNA library of Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis,FISH & SHELLFISH IMMUNOLOGY,2011,30(2):515-524