ictaluridae

Summary

Summary: A family of North American freshwater CATFISHES. It consists of four genera (Ameiurus, Ictalurus, Noturus, Pylodictis,) comprising several species, two of which are eyeless.

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  1. Bengten E, Quiniou S, Hikima J, Waldbieser G, Warr G, Miller N, et al. Structure of the catfish IGH locus: analysis of the region including the single functional IGHM gene. Immunogenetics. 2006;58:831-44 pubmed
    ..4-kb block of VH genes has occurred. These observations suggest that the IGH locus of teleost fish varies significantly from species to species in the diversity of C-region genes as well as the numbers of genes encoding V regions...
  2. Small B, Murdock C, Bilodeau Bourgeois A, Peterson B, Waldbieser G. Stability of reference genes for real-time PCR analyses in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) tissues under varying physiological conditions. Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol. 2008;151:296-304 pubmed publisher
  3. Quiniou S, Katagiri T, Miller N, Wilson M, Wolters W, Waldbieser G. Construction and characterization of a BAC library from a gynogenetic channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus. Genet Sel Evol. 2003;35:673-83 pubmed
    ..This represents a 92% chance to find a unique sequence. These libraries will be useful for physical mapping of the channel catfish genome, and identification of genes controlling major traits in this economically important species...
  4. Shoemaker C, Klesius P, Lim C, Yildirim M. Feed deprivation of channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus (Rafinesque), influences organosomatic indices, chemical composition and susceptibility to Flavobacterium columnare. J Fish Dis. 2003;26:553-61 pubmed
    ..Thus, it is suggested that in the absence of natural food, juvenile channel catfish should be fed at least once every other day to apparent satiation to maintain normal physiological function and improve resistance to F. columnare...
  5. Bilodeau Bourgeois L, Bosworth B, Peterson B. Differences in mortality, growth, lysozyme, and toll-like receptor gene expression among genetic groups of catfish exposed to virulent Edwardsiella ictaluri. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2008;24:82-9 pubmed
    ..Understanding these differences will be crucial for enhancing the immune system through selective breeding and in developing disease management protocols for channel catfish...
  6. Pohlenz C, Buentello A, Criscitiello M, Mwangi W, Smith R, Gatlin D. Synergies between vaccination and dietary arginine and glutamine supplementation improve the immune response of channel catfish against Edwardsiella ictaluri. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2012;33:543-51 pubmed publisher
    ..05) protein content in this tissue. Results from this study suggest that dietary supplementation of ARG and GLN may improve specific cellular and humoral mechanisms, enhancing the acquired immunity in vaccinated channel catfish...
  7. Nandi S, Peatman E, Xu P, Wang S, Li P, Liu Z. Repeat structure of the catfish genome: a genomic and transcriptomic assessment of Tc1-like transposon elements in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus). Genetica. 2007;131:81-90 pubmed
    ..In spite of the existence of many types of Tc1-like sequences that are not yet able to be placed in clades with strong statistical support, it is clear that multiple families of Tc1-like elements exist in channel catfish...
  8. Shen L, Stuge T, Evenhuis J, Bengt n E, Wilson M, Chinchar V, et al. Channel catfish NK-like cells are armed with IgM via a putative FcmicroR. Dev Comp Immunol. 2003;27:699-714 pubmed
    ..This is the first report suggesting that teleost NK-like cells express a putative FcmicroR which participates in antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity...
  9. Chen F, Lee Y, Jiang Y, Wang S, Peatman E, Abernathy J, et al. Identification and characterization of full-length cDNAs in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) and blue catfish (Ictalurus furcatus). PLoS ONE. 2010;5:e11546 pubmed publisher
    ..While increasingly common in model species, full-length cDNA resources in aquaculture species are scarce...

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  1. Bao B, Peatman E, Xu P, Li P, Zeng H, He C, et al. The catfish liver-expressed antimicrobial peptide 2 (LEAP-2) gene is expressed in a wide range of tissues and developmentally regulated. Mol Immunol. 2006;43:367-77 pubmed publisher
    ..Its expression was upregulated in the spleen, but not in the liver and head kidney, after challenge with Edwardsiella ictaluri, the causative agent of enteric septicemia of catfish (ESC)...
  2. Baoprasertkul P, Peatman E, Somridhivej B, Liu Z. Toll-like receptor 3 and TICAM genes in catfish: species-specific expression profiles following infection with Edwardsiella ictaluri. Immunogenetics. 2006;58:817-30 pubmed
  3. Quiniou S, Wilson M, Bengten E, Waldbieser G, Clem L, Miller N. MHC RFLP analyses in channel catfish full-sibling families: identification of the role of MHC molecules in spontaneous allogeneic cytotoxic responses. Dev Comp Immunol. 2005;29:457-67 pubmed
  4. Blanton R, Page L, Hilber S. Timing of clade divergence and discordant estimates of genetic and morphological diversity in the Slender Madtom, Noturus exilis (Ictaluridae). Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2013;66:679-93 pubmed publisher
  5. Arias C, Cai W, Peatman E, Bullard S. Catfish hybrid Ictalurus punctatus × I. furcatus exhibits higher resistance to columnaris disease than the parental species. Dis Aquat Organ. 2012;100:77-81 pubmed publisher
    ..By contrast, C×B hybrid and blue catfishes were strongly resistant to the ARS-1 strain, with <10% mortality. Our data suggest enhanced disease resistance of the C×B hybrid to columnaris disease...
  6. Shen L, Stuge T, Bengten E, Wilson M, Chinchar V, Naftel J, et al. Identification and characterization of clonal NK-like cells from channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus). Dev Comp Immunol. 2004;28:139-52 pubmed
    ..These results support the hypothesis that catfish NK-like cells are heterogeneous in terms of target specificities and cell surface phenotype...
  7. Tripathi G, Verma P. Starvation-induced impairment of metabolism in a freshwater catfish. Z Naturforsch C. 2003;58:446-51 pubmed
    ..DNA, RNA, RNA/DNA ratio and protein contents were also reduced from 40-67% which reflects reduction in an overall capacity of the protein synthesis. Starvation-induced macromolecular changes indicate impairment of metabolism in fish...
  8. Takano T, Sha Z, Peatman E, Terhune J, Liu H, Kucuktas H, et al. The two channel catfish intelectin genes exhibit highly differential patterns of tissue expression and regulation after infection with Edwardsiella ictaluri. Dev Comp Immunol. 2008;32:693-705 pubmed
  9. Li C, Beck B, Su B, Terhune J, Peatman E. Early mucosal responses in blue catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) skin to Aeromonas hydrophila infection. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2013;34:920-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, A. hydrophila coordinately modulates mucosal factors across numerous cellular pathways in a manner predicted to enhance its ability to adhere to and infect the blue catfish host...
  10. Sha Z, Abernathy J, Wang S, Li P, Kucuktas H, Liu H, et al. NOD-like subfamily of the nucleotide-binding domain and leucine-rich repeat containing family receptors and their expression in channel catfish. Dev Comp Immunol. 2009;33:991-9 pubmed publisher
  11. Barozai M. The MicroRNAs and their targets in the channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus). Mol Biol Rep. 2012;39:8867-72 pubmed publisher
    ..They are involved in immune-related (32 %), signaling (15 %), transcription factors (15 %), metabolism (12 %), transportation (8 %), growth & development (5 %), structural (5 %) and others (8 %) proteins...
  12. Hardman M, Hardman L. The relative importance of body size and paleoclimatic change as explanatory variables influencing lineage diversification rate: an evolutionary analysis of bullhead catfishes (Siluriformes: Ictaluridae). Syst Biol. 2008;57:116-30 pubmed publisher
    ..and an intrinsic (maximum body size) factor on diversification rates in a North American clade of catfishes (Ictaluridae)...
  13. Li C, Zhang Y, Wang R, Lu J, Nandi S, Mohanty S, et al. RNA-seq analysis of mucosal immune responses reveals signatures of intestinal barrier disruption and pathogen entry following Edwardsiella ictaluri infection in channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2012;32:816-27 pubmed publisher
    ..Understanding of molecular mechanisms of pathogen entry during infection will provide insight into strategies for selection of resistant catfish brood stocks against various diseases...
  14. Pridgeon J, Klesius P, Mu X, Song L. An in vitro screening method to evaluate chemicals as potential chemotherapeutants to control Aeromonas hydrophila infection in channel catfish. J Appl Microbiol. 2011;111:114-24 pubmed publisher
    ..To develop an in vitro screening method to be used for identifying potential effective chemotherapeutants to control Aeromonas hydrophila infections...
  15. Wang Y, Wang Q, Baoprasertkul P, Peatman E, Liu Z. Genomic organization, gene duplication, and expression analysis of interleukin-1beta in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus). Mol Immunol. 2006;43:1653-64 pubmed publisher
    ..Expression analysis indicated that both IL-1beta genes were expressed, but exhibited distinct expression profiles in various catfish tissues, and after bacterial infection with Edwardsiella ictaluri...
  16. Xu P, Wang S, Liu L, Peatman E, Somridhivej B, Thimmapuram J, et al. Channel catfish BAC-end sequences for marker development and assessment of syntenic conservation with other fish species. Anim Genet. 2006;37:321-6 pubmed
  17. Nonneman D, Waldbieser G. Isolation and enrichment of abundant microsatellites from a channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) brain cDNA library. Anim Biotechnol. 2005;16:103-16 pubmed
  18. Abdelhamed H, Lu J, Shaheen A, Abbass A, Lawrence M, Karsi A. Construction and evaluation of an Edwardsiella ictaluri fhuC mutant. Vet Microbiol. 2013;162:858-65 pubmed publisher
    ..ictaluri ?fhuC mutant showed a high relative percent survival rate (97.50%) after re-challenge with the WT E. ictaluri strain. Taken together, our data indicates that the fhuC gene contributes to E. ictaluri virulence...
  19. Li R, Waldbieser G. Production and utilization of a high-density oligonucleotide microarray in channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus. BMC Genomics. 2006;7:134 pubmed
    ..This platform was used to profile gene expression in catfish spleens 2 h, 4 h, 8 h and 24 h after injection of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)...
  20. Bengten E, Clem L, Miller N, Warr G, Wilson M. Channel catfish immunoglobulins: repertoire and expression. Dev Comp Immunol. 2006;30:77-92 pubmed
    ..In the future, whether or not additional unique features of Ig function and expression will be found remains to be determined...
  21. Liu Z, Karsi A, Li P, Cao D, Dunham R. An AFLP-based genetic linkage map of channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) constructed by using an interspecific hybrid resource family. Genetics. 2003;165:687-94 pubmed
    ..This linkage map will serve as the basis for mapping a greater number of markers to provide a map with high enough resolution for it to be useful for selective breeding programs using introgression...
  22. Li C, Wang R, Su B, Luo Y, Terhune J, Beck B, et al. Evasion of mucosal defenses during Aeromonas hydrophila infection of channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) skin. Dev Comp Immunol. 2013;39:447-55 pubmed publisher
    ..In particular, A. hydrophila infection rapidly altered a number of potentially critical lectins, chemokines, interleukins, and other mucosal factors in a manner predicted to enhance its ability to adhere to and invade the catfish host...
  23. Quiniou S, Waldbieser G, Duke M. A first generation BAC-based physical map of the channel catfish genome. BMC Genomics. 2007;8:40 pubmed
    ..A physical map is needed to integrate the genetic map with the karyotype and to support fine mapping of phenotypic trait alleles such as Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) and the effective positional cloning of genes...
  24. Li P, Peatman E, Wang S, Feng J, He C, Baoprasertkul P, et al. Towards the ictalurid catfish transcriptome: generation and analysis of 31,215 catfish ESTs. BMC Genomics. 2007;8:177 pubmed
  25. Jiang Y, Abernathy J, Peatman E, Liu H, Wang S, Xu D, et al. Identification and characterization of matrix metalloproteinase-13 sequence structure and expression during embryogenesis and infection in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus). Dev Comp Immunol. 2010;34:590-7 pubmed publisher
    ..During normal embryological development, MMP-13 expression was slightly increased in the first day post-fertilization and sharply up-regulated from 1-day post-fertilization through hatching...
  26. Cassidy Hanley D, Cordonnier Pratt M, Pratt L, Devine C, Mozammal Hossain M, Dickerson H, et al. Transcriptional profiling of stage specific gene expression in the parasitic ciliate Ichthyophthirius multifiliis. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2011;178:29-39 pubmed publisher
  27. Wegert S, Caprio J. Receptor sites for amino acids in the facial taste system of the channel catfish. J Comp Physiol A. 1991;168:201-11 pubmed
    ..4. Under all cross-adaptation regimes, the taste responses to the majority of test stimuli were reduced. Various possible mechanisms accounting for this generalized reduction in action potential activity during adaptation are discussed...
  28. Liu Z, Li P, Dunham R. Characterization of an A/T-rich family of sequences from channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus). Mol Mar Biol Biotechnol. 1998;7:232-9 pubmed
    ..Many features of these elements could make them potentially important for development of homologous recombination expression vectors and position-independent expression vectors...
  29. Dickerson H, Clark T. Ichthyophthirius multifiliis: a model of cutaneous infection and immunity in fishes. Immunol Rev. 1998;166:377-84 pubmed
    ..The development of Ichthyophthirius as an experimental system and how it might be used to address these issues are discussed in this review...
  30. Antao A, Chinchar V, McConnell T, Miller N, Clem L, Wilson M. MHC class I genes of the channel catfish: sequence analysis and expression. Immunogenetics. 1999;49:303-11 pubmed
    ..This latter finding is the first direct evidence for the cell surface association of beta2m with the MHC class I alpha chain on teleost cells and supports the notion that functional MHC class I proteins exist in teleosts...
  31. Cao D, Kocabas A, Ju Z, Karsi A, Li P, Patterson A, et al. Transcriptome of channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus): initial analysis of genes and expression profiles of the head kidney. Anim Genet. 2001;32:169-88 pubmed
    ..1%) clones representing 748 genes, of which 545 (36.5%) clones were singletons. The remaining 733 (32.9%) clones represent unknown gene clones, for which the number of genes has not yet been determined...
  32. Shen L, Stuge T, Zhou H, Khayat M, Barker K, Quiniou S, et al. Channel catfish cytotoxic cells: a mini-review. Dev Comp Immunol. 2002;26:141-9 pubmed
    ..The availability of various cloned cytotoxic cell lines should enable unambiguous functional studies to be performed in ways not currently possible with any other fish species...
  33. Karsi A, Cao D, Li P, Patterson A, Kocabas A, Feng J, et al. Transcriptome analysis of channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus): initial analysis of gene expression and microsatellite-containing cDNAs in the skin. Gene. 2002;285:157-68 pubmed
    ..Sequence analysis of ESTs revealed the presence of 89 microsatellite-containing genes that may be valuable for future mapping studies...
  34. Bengten E, Quiniou S, Stuge T, Katagiri T, Miller N, Clem L, et al. The IgH locus of the channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, contains multiple constant region gene sequences: different genes encode heavy chains of membrane and secreted IgD. J Immunol. 2002;169:2488-97 pubmed
    ..The third delta (IGHD2) is associated with a pseudo C micro (IGHM2P); its presence is inferred by Southern blot analyses...
  35. Wang X, Clark T, Noe J, Dickerson H. Immunisation of channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, with Ichthyophthirius multifiliis immobilisation antigens elicits serotype-specific protection. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2002;13:337-50 pubmed
    ..The utility of i-antigens, as well as the existence of other potential vaccine candidates for the prevention of 'white-spot' disease, are discussed...
  36. Finger T, Bryant B, Kalinoski D, Teeter J, Bottger B, Grosvenor W, et al. Differential localization of putative amino acid receptors in taste buds of the channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus. J Comp Neurol. 1996;373:129-38 pubmed
    ..In addition, PHA-E binds to the apices of solitary chemoreceptor cells in the epithelium, indicating that this independent chemoreceptor system may utilize some receptor sites similar to those in taste buds...
  37. Hawke N, Yoder J, Haire R, Mueller M, Litman R, Miracle A, et al. Extraordinary variation in a diversified family of immune-type receptor genes. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001;98:13832-7 pubmed publisher
    ..V region-containing immune-type genes constitute a far more complex family than recognized originally and include individual members that might function in inhibitory or, potentially activatory manners...
  38. Pridgeon J, Klesius P, Mu X, Carter D, Fleming K, Xu D, et al. Identification of unique DNA sequences present in highly virulent 2009 Alabama isolates of Aeromonas hydrophila. Vet Microbiol. 2011;152:117-25 pubmed publisher
    ..hydrophila with different virulence as templates, two sequences (hypothetical protein XAUC_13870 and putative methyltransferase) were found to be only present in highly virulent A. hydrophila isolates, but absent in avirulent isolates...
  39. Peters R, van Wessel T, van den Wollenberg B, Bretschneider F, Olijslagers A. The bioelectric field of the catfish Ictalurus nebulosus. J Physiol Paris. 2002;96:397-404 pubmed
    ..i.e. inform conspecifics about some physiological properties of the field source. The cellular mechanisms underlying the fluctuations of the bioelectric field are homeostatic processes mediated by ion pumps and ion channels...
  40. Pridgeon J, Yildirim Aksoy M, Klesius P, Srivastava K, Reddy P. Attenuation of a virulent Aeromonas hydrophila with novobiocin and pathogenic characterization of the novobiocin-resistant strain. J Appl Microbiol. 2012;113:1319-28 pubmed publisher
  41. Yeh H, Klesius P. Complete structure, genomic organization, and expression of channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus, Rafinesque 1818) matrix metalloproteinase-9 gene. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2008;72:702-14 pubmed
    ..The MMP-9 transcript was constitutively expressed in restrictive CC tissues. This result should provide fundamental information for further exploration of the role of MMP-9 in fish pathophysiology...
  42. Ourth D, Narra M, Simco B. Comparative study of mannose-binding C-type lectin isolated from channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) and blue catfish (Ictalurus furcatus). Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2007;23:1152-60 pubmed
    ..This study describes the presence of serum MBL in catfish and evidence for a C-type lectin complement pathway of innate immunity...
  43. Shoemaker C, Klesius P, Evans J. Immunization of eyed channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, eggs with monovalent Flavobacterium columnare vaccine and bivalent F. columnare and Edwardsiella ictaluri vaccine. Vaccine. 2007;25:1126-31 pubmed
    ..ictaluri. However, the RPS values were not statistically different. The results suggest that administration of live bivalent vaccine at the eyed-egg stage is safe and elicits protection upon single pathogen challenge...
  44. Peterson B, Small B, Bilodeau L. Effects of GH on immune and endocrine responses of channel catfish challenged with Edwardsiella ictaluri. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2007;146:47-53 pubmed
    ..While exogenous rbGH may play a stimulatory role to increase lysozyme levels, there was no apparent effect of rbGH on mortality to E. ictaluri...
  45. Dahal N, Abdelhamed H, Lu J, Karsi A, Lawrence M. Effect of multiple mutations in tricarboxylic acid cycle and one-carbon metabolism pathways on Edwardsiella ictaluri pathogenesis. Vet Microbiol. 2014;169:107-12 pubmed publisher
    ..ictaluri 93-146 strain. In particular, immersion vaccination resulted in complete protection. Our results provide further evidence on the importance of TCA and C1 metabolism pathways in bacterial pathogenesis...
  46. Pridgeon J, Russo R, Shoemaker C, Klesius P. Expression profiles of toll-like receptors in anterior kidney of channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus (Rafinesque), acutely infected by Edwardsiella ictaluri. J Fish Dis. 2010;33:497-505 pubmed publisher
    ..ictaluri infection might be important for survival from enteric septicaemia of catfish...
  47. Stingley R, Griffin B, Gray W. Channel catfish virus gene expression in experimentally infected channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus (Rafinesque). J Fish Dis. 2003;26:487-93 pubmed
    ..The results of this study provide a foundation for further studies to investigate the molecular basis of CCV pathogenesis and latency...
  48. Pridgeon J, Mu X, Klesius P. Expression profiles of seven channel catfish antimicrobial peptides in response to Edwardsiella ictaluri infection. J Fish Dis. 2012;35:227-37 pubmed publisher
    ..ictaluri. Taken together, our results suggest that hepcidin might play an important role in the channel catfish defence against E. ictaluri infection...
  49. Wu B, Zhu B, Luo Y, Wang M, Lu Y, Wang W, et al. Generation and characterization of monoclonal antibodies against channel catfish virus. Hybridoma (Larchmt). 2011;30:555-8 pubmed publisher
    ..This study demonstrated that these MAbs could recognize CCV specifically and will be useful in the development of diagnostic methods for the detection of fish CCV infection...
  50. Martins M, Xu D, Shoemaker C, Klesius P. Temperature effects on immune response and hematological parameters of channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus vaccinated with live theronts of Ichthyophthirius multifiliis. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2011;31:774-80 pubmed publisher
    ..The fish showed no anti-Ich antibodies and suffered high mortality similar to non vaccinated control fish...
  51. Darwish A, Mitchell A. Evaluation of diquat against an acute experimental infection of Flavobacterium columnare in channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus (Rafinesque). J Fish Dis. 2009;32:401-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The gills had severe multifocal necrotizing branchitis. The results demonstrate that diquat would reduce mortalities caused by an acute columnaris infection...
  52. Griffin M, Pote L, Camus A, Mauel M, Greenway T, Wise D. Application of a real-time PCR assay for the detection of Henneguya ictaluri in commercial channel catfish ponds. Dis Aquat Organ. 2009;86:223-33 pubmed publisher
    ..63, p = 0.003). Both applications are more rapid than current protocols for evaluating the PGD status of a catfish pond and identified actinospore levels that correlate to both high and low risk of fish loss...
  53. Gilmour K, MacNeill G. Apparent diffusion limitations on branchial CO2 transfer are revealed by severe experimental anaemia in brown bullhead (Ameiurus nebulosus). Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2003;135:165-75 pubmed