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Fisheries Science

, Volume 83, Issue 3, pp 489–498 | Cite as

Exploration of the antibacterial proteins in pearl oyster Pinctada fucata induced by bacterial inoculation

  • Haisheng Lin
  • Shoichiro Ishizaki
  • Yuji Nagashima
  • Kiyohito Nagai
  • Kaoru Maeyama
  • Shugo Watabe
Original Article Chemistry and Biochemistry
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Abstract

The aim of this research was to characterize immune-related antibacterial substances from pearl oyster Pinctada fucata induced by bacterial invasion. Bacteria inoculation was performed by injecting 0.1 ml of 1.0 × 1012 colony-forming units/ml Vibrio parahaemolyticus into adductor muscle. Acidic extracts were prepared with 0.1% trifluoroacetic acid from different tissues after 8 h of injection, and antibacterial activity against V. parahaemolyticus was determined via the microdilution broth method. The acidic extracts from gills of inoculated oysters (AEg) showed stronger antibacterial activity than those from non-inoculated ones. Based on this result, antibacterial proteins were purified from AEg via two-step gel filtration chromatography, followed by high-performance liquid chromatography using a TSkgel G3000 column. Protein components were analyzed by both sodium dodecyl sulfate and native polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. As a result, two antibacterial proteins, APg-1 (with a molecular mass of approximately 210 kDa) and APg-2 (of approximately 30 kDa), were obtained from AEg. Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometry analysis and partial amino acid sequences revealed that these proteins might be novel antibacterial proteins. These results indicate that antibacterial proteins are potentially upregulated in the gill of pearl oysters or released therefrom for defense against bacterial invasion.

Keywords

Innate immunity Bacterial invasion Gill antibacterial protein High-performance liquid chromatography 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This study was partially supported by the Sasakawa Scientific Research Grant from the Japan Science Society (28-317).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haisheng Lin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Shoichiro Ishizaki
    • 1
  • Yuji Nagashima
    • 1
  • Kiyohito Nagai
    • 3
  • Kaoru Maeyama
    • 4
  • Shugo Watabe
    • 5
  1. 1.Graduate School of Marine Science and TechnologyTokyo University of Marine Science and TechnologyMinatoJapan
  2. 2.College of Food Science and TechnologyGuangdong Ocean UniversityZhanjiangChina
  3. 3.Pearl Research Laboratory, Mikimoto Company LimitedShimaJapan
  4. 4.Mikimoto Pharmaceutical Company LimitedIseJapan
  5. 5.School of Marine BiosciencesKitasato UniversitySagamiharaJapan

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