Genomes and Genes


Simon MacKenzie


Affiliation: University of Stirling
Country: UK


  1. Torrealba D, Balasch J, Criado M, Tort L, MacKenzie S, Roher N. Functional evidence for the inflammatory reflex in teleosts: A novel α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor modulates the macrophage response to dsRNA. Dev Comp Immunol. 2018;84:279-291 pubmed publisher
    ..Further, in vivo injection of poly(I:C) induced an increase in serum ACh levels in rainbow trout. Our results manifest for the first time the functional conservation of the inflammatory reflex in teleosts. ..
  2. Vallejos Vidal E, Reyes Lopez F, Teles M, MacKenzie S. The response of fish to immunostimulant diets. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2016;56:34-69 pubmed publisher
    ..In this review we focus upon the last 15 years of studies addressing the assessment of: (1) plant, herb and algae extracts; and (2) PAMPs, upon non-specific immune parameters of activation and immunostimulant diet efficacy. ..
  3. Rey S, Moiche V, Boltaña S, Teles M, MacKenzie S. Behavioural fever in zebrafish larvae. Dev Comp Immunol. 2017;67:287-292 pubmed publisher
    ..The results are of importance as they identify a key developmental stage where the neuro-immune interface matures in the zebrafish likely providing increased resistance to viral infection. ..
  4. Boltaña S, Castellana B, Goetz G, Tort L, Teles M, Mulero V, et al. Extending Immunological Profiling in the Gilthead Sea Bream, Sparus aurata, by Enriched cDNA Library Analysis, Microarray Design and Initial Studies upon the Inflammatory Response to PAMPs. Int J Mol Sci. 2017;18: pubmed publisher
    ..We have developed and validated an oligonucleotide microarray (SAQ) that provides a platform enriched for the study of gene expression in S. aurata with an emphasis upon immunity and the immune response. ..