Bahram Sayyaf Dezfuli


Affiliation: University of Ferrara
Country: Italy


  1. Dezfuli B, Giari L, Lui A, Lorenzoni M, Noga E. Mast cell responses to Ergasilus (Copepoda), a gill ectoparasite of sea bream. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2011;30:1087-94 pubmed publisher
    ..05). Our report documents the response of gill to ectoparasite infection and provides further evidence that mast cells and their AMPs may play a role in responding to branchial ectoparasite infections...
  2. Sayyaf Dezfuli B, Giari L, Lorenzoni M, Carosi A, Manera M, Bosi G. Pike intestinal reaction to Acanthocephalus lucii (Acanthocephala): immunohistochemical and ultrastructural surveys. Parasit Vectors. 2018;11:424 pubmed publisher
    ..This is the first report of A. lucii in an Italian population of E. lucius and the first account on positivity of MCs to piscidin 3 and histamine in a non-perciform fish. ..
  3. Bosi G, Sayyaf Dezfuli B. Responses of Squalius cephalus intestinal mucous cells to Pomphorhynchus laevis. Parasitol Int. 2015;64:167-72 pubmed publisher
    ..The effect of P. laevis on intestinal mucous cells of S. cephalus was compared to other parasite-host systems and the role of enhanced mucus production in parasitized intestines was discussed. ..
  4. Dezfuli B, Manera M, Giari L, DePasquale J, Bosi G. Occurrence of immune cells in the intestinal wall of Squalius cephalus infected with Pomphorhynchus laevis. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2015;47:556-64 pubmed publisher
    ..MCs and neutrophils were abundant in the submucosa. Immune cells of the intestinal epithelium have been described at the ultrastructural level and their possible functions and interactions are discussed. ..
  5. Dezfuli B, Bo T, Lorenzoni M, Shinn A, Giari L. Fine structure and cellular responses at the host-parasite interface in a range of fish-helminth systems. Vet Parasitol. 2015;208:272-9 pubmed publisher
    ..laevis larvae. No extracellular vesicles containing tegumental secretions from any of the four different taxa of endoparasitic helminths species at the host-parasite interface region were seen. ..
  6. Dezfuli B, Manera M, Lorenzoni M, Pironi F, Shinn A, Giari L. Histopathology and the inflammatory response of European perch, Perca fluviatilis muscle infected with Eustrongylides sp. (Nematoda). Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:227 pubmed publisher
    ..This is first report of Eustrongylides sp. in an Italian population of P. fluviatilis. ..
  7. Bosi G, Shinn A, Giari L, Sayyaf Dezfuli B. Enteric neuromodulators and mucus discharge in a fish infected with the intestinal helminth Pomphorhynchus laevis. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:359 pubmed publisher
    ..The mucous cells hyperplasia and enhanced mucus secretion in the helminth-infected intestines could be elicited by the increase in the number of ECs which release these regulatory substances. ..
  8. Dezfuli B, Manera M, Giari L. Ultrastructural assessment of granulomas in the liver of perch (Perca fluviatilis) Infected by tapeworm. J Comp Pathol. 2015;152:97-102 pubmed publisher
    ..The granulomas contained few lymphocytes and macrophages. Hepatocytes adjacent to the granulomas showed pronounced degeneration (ranging from vacuolar degeneration to acute cellular swelling). ..
  9. Sayyaf Dezfuli B, Manera M, Bosi G, Merella P, DePasquale J, Giari L. Intestinal granular cells of a cartilaginous fish, thornback ray Raja clavata: Morphological characterization and expression of different molecules. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2018;75:172-180 pubmed publisher
    ..A potential role for granular cells in intestinal cellular immunity is also discussed with respect to type I and type III cells having similarities to Paneth cells and neutrophils, respectively. ..

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  1. Dezfuli B, Bosi G, DePasquale J, Manera M, Giari L. Fish innate immunity against intestinal helminths. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2016;50:274-87 pubmed publisher
    ..Given the relative importance of innate immunity in fish, and the magnitude of economic loss in aquaculture as a consequence of disease, this area deserves considerable attention and support. ..
  2. Ovcharenko M, Sayyaf Dezfuli B, Castaldelli G, Lanzoni M, Giari L. Histological and ultrastructural study of Myxobolus mugchelo (Parenzan, 1966) with initial histopathology survey of the Liza ramada host intestine. Parasitol Res. 2017;116:1713-1721 pubmed publisher
    ..A thorough comparison with the Myxobolus species infecting intestine of fish is provided. This is the first report on occurrence of this myxozoan species in L. ramada population of the North Adriatic Sea. ..
  3. Dezfuli B, Giari L, Squerzanti S, Lui A, Lorenzoni M, Sakalli S, et al. Histological damage and inflammatory response elicited by Monobothrium wageneri (Cestoda) in the intestine of Tinca tinca (Cyprinidae). Parasit Vectors. 2011;4:225 pubmed publisher
    ..Most literature relating to Monobothrium wageneri Nybelin, 1922, a common intestinal cestode of tench, for example, has focused on aspects of its morphology rather than on aspects of the host-parasite interaction...
  4. Dezfuli B, Lui A, Squerzanti S, Lorenzoni M, Shinn A. Confirmation of the hosts involved in the life cycle of an acanthocephalan parasite of Anguilla anguilla (L.) from Lake Piediluco and its effect on the reproductive potential of its amphipod intermediate host. Parasitol Res. 2012;110:2137-43 pubmed publisher
    ..rhinensis cystacanths. Unparasitised ovigerous female E. tibaldii specimens had significantly higher numbers of eggs in their brood pouches compared with their infected counterparts (t-test, P?<?0.01)...
  5. Dezfuli B, Lui A, Giovinazzo G, Boldrini P, Giari L. Intestinal inflammatory response of powan Coregonus lavaretus (Pisces) to the presence of acanthocephalan infections. Parasitology. 2009;136:929-37 pubmed publisher
    ..Immunohistochemical tests applied to sections of intestinal tissue of both infected and uninfected powan revealed that the parasitized C. lavaretus had a larger number of mast cells positive for met-enkephalin and serotonin antisera. ..
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    Dezfuli B, Giari L. Mast cells in the gills and intestines of naturally infected fish: evidence of migration and degranulation. J Fish Dis. 2008;31:845-52 pubmed
    ..Intense degranulation of mast cells was encountered in all intestinal layers, especially near the E. truttae body. ..
  7. Sayyaf Dezfuli B, Fernandes C, Galindo G, Castaldelli G, Manera M, DePasquale J, et al. Nematode infection in liver of the fish Gymnotus inaequilabiatus (Gymnotiformes: Gymnotidae) from the Pantanal Region in Brazil: pathobiology and inflammatory response. Parasit Vectors. 2016;9:473 pubmed publisher
    ..Presumably this focal encapsulation of the parasites permits uninfected portions of liver to maintain its functions and allows the survival of the host. ..
  8. Dezfuli B, Capuano S, Magosso S, Giari L, Berti R. The lateral line system in larvae of the blind cyprinid cavefish, Phreatichthys andruzzii. Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2009;292:423-30 pubmed publisher
    ..05). The dimensions of the neuromasts of the anterior lateral line (head) did not differ significantly from those of the posterior lateral line (trunk) (ANOVA, P > 0.05)...
  9. Dezfuli B, Pironi F, Giari L, Noga E. Immunocytochemical localization of piscidin in mast cells of infected seabass gill. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2010;28:476-82 pubmed publisher
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    Dezfuli B, Giari L, Simoni E, Shinn A, Bosi G. Immunohistochemistry, histopathology and ultrastructure of Gasterosteus aculeatus tissues infected with Glugea anomala. Dis Aquat Organ. 2004;58:193-202 pubmed
    ..Specifically, the protozoan induces a response in the stickleback nervous system, the reaction of which is revealed through the application of immunohistochemical techniques...
  11. Dezfuli B, Castaldelli G, Bo T, Lorenzoni M, Giari L. Intestinal immune response of Silurus glanis and Barbus barbus naturally infected with Pomphorhynchus laevis (Acanthocephala). Parasite Immunol. 2011;33:116-23 pubmed publisher
    ..Data are discussed with respect to host immune response to an intestinal helminth and compared with other host-parasite systems...
  12. Dezfuli B, Squerzanti S, Fabbri S, Castaldelli G, Giari L. Cellular response in semi-intensively cultured sea bream gills to Ergasilus sieboldi (Copepoda) with emphasis on the distribution, histochemistry and fine structure of mucous cells. Vet Parasitol. 2010;174:359-65 pubmed publisher
    ..Infected and uninfected gill mucous cells stained positively for neutral muco-substances (PAS positive). In all sea bream, gill mucous cells presented a central or eccentric electron-dense core within the mucus granules...
  13. Dezfuli B, Pironi F, Campisi M, Shinn A, Giari L. The response of intestinal mucous cells to the presence of enteric helminths: their distribution, histochemistry and fine structure. J Fish Dis. 2010;33:481-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The cytoplasm was observed to possess numerous electron dense and lucent vesicles, in addition to well-developed rough endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus and a few round mitochondria...