tilapia

Summary

Summary: A freshwater fish used as an experimental organism and for food. This genus of the family Cichlidae (CICHLIDS) inhabits Central and South America (one species extends north into Texas), West Indies, Africa, Madagascar, Syria, and coastal India.

Top Publications

  1. Kiilerich P, Tipsmark C, Borski R, Madsen S. Differential effects of cortisol and 11-deoxycorticosterone on ion transport protein mRNA levels in gills of two euryhaline teleosts, Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) and striped bass (Morone saxatilis). J Endocrinol. 2011;209:115-26 pubmed publisher
    ..genes in the gill was investigated and compared with that of cortisol in two euryhaline teleosts, Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) and striped bass (Morone saxatilis)...
  2. Lu F, Cai J. The protective effect of Bdellovibrio-and-like organisms (BALO) on tilapia fish fillets against Salmonella enterica ssp. enterica serovar Typhimurium. Lett Appl Microbiol. 2010;51:625-31 pubmed publisher
    To characterize freshwater Bdellovibrio-and-like organisms (BALO) isolated in China and examine their potential in controlling growth of Salmonella enterica ssp. enterica serovar Typhimurium on tilapia fillets.
  3. Streelman J, Kocher T. Microsatellite variation associated with prolactin expression and growth of salt-challenged tilapia. Physiol Genomics. 2002;9:1-4 pubmed
    ..Here, we report that simple sequence repeat polymorphisms in the tilapia prolactin 1 (prl 1) promoter are associated with differences in prl 1 gene expression and the growth response of ..
  4. Dai W, Du H, Fu L, Jin C, Xu Z, Liu H. Effects of dietary Pb on accumulation, histopathology, and digestive enzyme activities in the digestive system of tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Biol Trace Elem Res. 2009;127:124-31 pubmed publisher
    ..exposed to dietary Pb at concentrations of 0, 100, 400, and 800-microg/g dry weight for 60 days, the groups of tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) were sacrificed and sampled to analyze the effects of dietary Pb on accumulation, ..
  5. Inokuchi M, Kaneko T. Recruitment and degeneration of mitochondrion-rich cells in the gills of Mozambique tilapia Oreochromis mossambicus during adaptation to a hyperosmotic environment. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2012;162:245-51 pubmed publisher
    Cellular recruitment and degeneration of branchial mitochondrion-rich (MR) cells were examined in Mozambique tilapia transferred from hypoosmotic to hyperosmotic water...
  6. Bigarré L, Cabon J, Baud M, Heimann M, Body A, Lieffrig F, et al. Outbreak of betanodavirus infection in tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus (L.), in fresh water. J Fish Dis. 2009;32:667-73 pubmed publisher
    A betanodavirus associated with a massive mortality was isolated from larvae of tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus, maintained in fresh water at 30 degrees C...
  7. Gardell A, Yang J, Sacchi R, Fangue N, Hammock B, Kültz D. Tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) brain cells respond to hyperosmotic challenge by inducing myo-inositol biosynthesis. J Exp Biol. 2013;216:4615-25 pubmed publisher
    This study aimed to determine the regulation of the de novo myo-inositol biosynthetic (MIB) pathway in Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) brain following acute (25 ppt) and chronic (30, 60 and 90 ppt) salinity acclimations...
  8. Soto E, Baumgartner W, Wiles J, Hawke J. Francisella asiatica as the causative agent of piscine francisellosis in cultured tilapia (Oreochromis sp.) in the United States. J Vet Diagn Invest. 2011;23:821-5 pubmed publisher
    ..In 2010, the bacterium was detected from diseased tilapia by culture on cystine heart agar supplemented with hemoglobin and by utilizing an F...
  9. Golan M, Levavi Sivan B. Social dominance in tilapia is associated with gonadotroph hyperplasia. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2013;192:126-35 pubmed publisher
    ..During the reproductive season, male tilapia are highly territorial and form spawning pits in which the dominant males court and spawn with available females...

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  1. Sacchi R, Li J, Villarreal F, Gardell A, K ltz D. Salinity-induced regulation of the myo-inositol biosynthesis pathway in tilapia gill epithelium. J Exp Biol. 2013;216:4626-38 pubmed publisher
    ..the MIB pathway, myo-inositol phosphate synthase (MIPS) and inositol monophosphatase 1 (IMPA1), are identified in tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) gill epithelium...
  2. Hrytsenko O, Pohajdak B, Xu B, Morrison C, van Tol B, Wright J. Cloning and molecular characterization of the glucose transporter 1 in tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2010;165:293-303 pubmed publisher
    ..We sequenced and characterized the Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) GLUT-1 (tGLUT-1) cDNA and genomic DNA...
  3. Maximino C, Marques de Brito T, Dias C, Gouveia A, Morato S. Scototaxis as anxiety-like behavior in fish. Nat Protoc. 2010;5:209-16 pubmed publisher
    ..When individual animals are exposed to the apparatus on only one occasion, results can be obtained in 20 min per fish...
  4. Hsieh J, Pan C, Chen J. Tilapia hepcidin (TH)2-3 as a transgene in transgenic fish enhances resistance to Vibrio vulnificus infection and causes variations in immune-related genes after infection by different bacterial species. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2010;29:430-9 pubmed publisher
    ..We recently described three different hepcidins (named tilapia hepcidin (TH)1-5, TH2-2, and TH2-3) from tilapia Oreochromis mossambicus, the cDNA sequences were determined, the ..
  5. Kaiya H, Riley L, Janzen W, Hirano T, Grau E, Miyazato M, et al. Identification and genomic sequence of a ghrelin receptor (GHS-R)-like receptor in the Mozambique tilapia, Oreochromis mossambicus. Zoolog Sci. 2009;26:330-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we report Identification of a GHS-R-like receptor (GHSR-LR) In the Mozambique tilapia, Oreochromis mossambicus. The cDNA is 1584 bp In length and encodes a 384-amino acid GHS-R1a ortholog...
  6. Pan C, Lee S, Rajanbabu V, Lin C, Chen J. Insights into the antibacterial and immunomodulatory functions of tilapia hepcidin (TH)2-3 against Vibrio vulnificus infection in mice. Dev Comp Immunol. 2012;36:166-73 pubmed publisher
    The antimicrobial and immunomodulatory functions of the antimicrobial peptide, tilapia hepcidin (TH)2-3, against a bacterial endotoxin under in vitro conditions was previously reported...
  7. Zilberg D, Tal A, Froyman N, Abutbul S, Dudai N, Golan Goldhirsh A. Dried leaves of Rosmarinus officinalis as a treatment for streptococcosis in tilapia. J Fish Dis. 2010;33:361-9 pubmed publisher
    ..of dried Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaves as a treatment for streptococcal infection was studied in tilapia, Oreochromis sp...
  8. Fortes Silva R, Rosa P, Zamora S, Sanchez Vazquez F. Dietary self-selection of protein-unbalanced diets supplemented with three essential amino acids in Nile tilapia. Physiol Behav. 2012;105:639-44 pubmed publisher
    ..In this paper, we tested the ability of Nile tilapia to select between diets with a balanced or unbalanced composition of essential amino acids...
  9. Kumar V, Jiang I, Yang H, Weng C. Effects of serum on phagocytic activity and proteomic analysis of tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) serum after acute osmotic stress. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2009;26:760-7 pubmed publisher
    The objective of the study was to analyze the effect of serum from freshwater (FW) exposed tilapia or from 25 ppt seawater (SW) exposed tilapia on the ability to mediate the phagocytic activity of tilapia phagocytes...
  10. Liu R, Holck A, Yang E, Liu C, Xue W. Tropomyosin from tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) as an allergen. Clin Exp Allergy. 2013;43:365-77 pubmed publisher
    b>Tilapia is among the most common fresh water fish species raised by fish farms and can cause allergic reactions upon ingestion.
  11. Tanomman S, Ketudat Cairns M, Jangprai A, Boonanuntanasarn S. Characterization of fatty acid delta-6 desaturase gene in Nile tilapia and heterogenous expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol. 2013;166:148-56 pubmed publisher
    Fatty acid delta-6 desaturase (fads2)-like gene from Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) was characterized and designated as oni-fads2. The Oni-FADS2 showed the typical structure of microsomal FADS2...
  12. Riley L, Fox B, Breves J, Kaiya H, Dorough C, Hirano T, et al. Absence of effects of short-term fasting on plasma ghrelin and brain expression of ghrelin receptors in the tilapia, Oreochromis mossambicus. Zoolog Sci. 2008;25:821-7 pubmed publisher
    ..the effect of short-term fasting on plasma ghrelin and brain expression of GHS-R1a, GHS-R1b, and NPY in the tilapia. Fasting for 7 days had no effect on plasma ghrelin concentrations, whereas significant increases in plasma ..
  13. Inokuchi M, Hiroi J, Watanabe S, Lee K, Kaneko T. Gene expression and morphological localization of NHE3, NCC and NKCC1a in branchial mitochondria-rich cells of Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) acclimated to a wide range of salinities. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2008;151:151-8 pubmed publisher
    We explored molecular and morphological alteration in gill mitochondria-rich (MR) cells of Mozambique tilapia, Oreochromis mossambicus, acclimated to deionized freshwater (DFW), freshwater (FW), 1/3-diluted seawater (1/3 SW) and seawater ..
  14. Bode F, da Silva M, Drake A, Ross Murphy S, Dreiss C. Enzymatically cross-linked tilapia gelatin hydrogels: physical, chemical, and hybrid networks. Biomacromolecules. 2011;12:3741-52 pubmed publisher
    This Article investigates different types of networks formed from tilapia fish gelatin (10% w/w) in the presence and absence of the enzymatic cross-linker microbial transglutaminase...
  15. Link K, Berishvili G, Shved N, D Cotta H, Baroiller J, Reinecke M, et al. Seawater and freshwater challenges affect the insulin-like growth factors IGF-I and IGF-II in liver and osmoregulatory organs of the tilapia. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2010;327:40-6 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Tilapia were transferred from freshwater (FW) to seawater (SW) for 1week (wk) and retransferred to FW for another week...
  16. Chen M, Li L, Wang R, Liang W, Huang Y, Li J, et al. PCR detection and PFGE genotype analyses of streptococcal clinical isolates from tilapia in China. Vet Microbiol. 2012;159:526-30 pubmed publisher
    Large-scale streptococcal outbreaks occurred continuously in tilapia farms of China from 2009 to 2011...
  17. Yan B, Zhao L, Guo J, Zhao J. miR-429 regulation of osmotic stress transcription factor 1 (OSTF1) in tilapia during osmotic stress. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2012;426:294-8 pubmed publisher
    The Nile tilapia represents an excellent model for osmoregulation study...
  18. Furukawa F, Watanabe S, Inokuchi M, Kaneko T. Responses of gill mitochondria-rich cells in Mozambique tilapia exposed to acidic environments (pH 4.0) in combination with different salinities. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2011;158:468-76 pubmed publisher
    ..In Mozambique tilapia Oreochromis mossambicus exposed to acidic (pH 4.0) or neutral (pH 7.4-7...
  19. Tang C, Lee T. Ion-deficient environment induces the expression of basolateral chloride channel, ClC-3-like protein, in gill mitochondrion-rich cells for chloride uptake of the tilapia Oreochromis mossambicus. Physiol Biochem Zool. 2011;84:54-67 pubmed publisher
    ..mechanism, this study explored the molecular and morphological alterations in branchial MR cells of tilapia acclimated to seawater (SW), freshwater (FW), and deionized water (DW)...
  20. Zhang Y, Duan X, Zhuang Y. Purification and characterization of novel antioxidant peptides from enzymatic hydrolysates of tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) skin gelatin. Peptides. 2012;38:13-21 pubmed publisher
    To obtain hydrolysates with high degree of hydrolysis (DH) and scavenging radical activity, tilapia skin gelatin (TSG) was hydrolyzed by properase E and multifect neutral...
  21. Roques J, Abbink W, Geurds F, van de Vis H, Flik G. Tailfin clipping, a painful procedure: Studies on Nile tilapia and common carp. Physiol Behav. 2010;101:533-40 pubmed publisher
    ..In Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), responses to a tailfin clip were studied and the unavoidable acute stress associated ..
  22. Wang P, Lin C, Hwang L, Huang C, Lee T, Hwang P. Differential responses in gills of euryhaline tilapia, Oreochromis mossambicus, to various hyperosmotic shocks. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2009;152:544-51 pubmed publisher
    Euryhaline tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) survived in brackish water (BW; 20 per thousand) but died in seawater (SW; 35 per thousand) within 6 h when transferred directly from fresh water (FW)...
  23. Peddu S, Breves J, Kaiya H, Gordon Grau E, Riley L. Pre- and postprandial effects on ghrelin signaling in the brain and on the GH/IGF-I axis in the Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus). Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2009;161:412-8 pubmed publisher
    ..current study investigated pre- and postprandial changes (3 h before and after a meal) in GRLN signaling in the tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus)...
  24. Wang D, Zhou L, Kobayashi T, Matsuda M, Shibata Y, Sakai F, et al. Doublesex- and Mab-3-related transcription factor-1 repression of aromatase transcription, a possible mechanism favoring the male pathway in tilapia. Endocrinology. 2010;151:1331-40 pubmed publisher
    ..In the Nile tilapia, estrogen is the natural inducer of ovarian differentiation...
  25. Horng J, Hwang P, Shih T, Wen Z, Lin C, Lin L. Chloride transport in mitochondrion-rich cells of euryhaline tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) larvae. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2009;297:C845-54 pubmed publisher
    ..was applied to measure Cl- transport at individual mitochondrion-rich cells (MRCs) in the skin of euryhaline tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) larvae...
  26. Pridgeon J, Aksoy M, Klesius P, Li Y, Mu X, Srivastava K, et al. Identification and expression profiles of multiple genes in Nile tilapia in response to bacterial infections. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2011;144:111-9 pubmed publisher
    To understand the molecular mechanisms involved in response of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) to bacterial infection, suppression subtractive cDNA hybridization technique was used to identify upregulated genes in the posterior ..
  27. Pariselle A, Bitja Nyom A, Bilong C. Checklist of the ancyrocephalids (Monogenea) parasitizing Tilapia species in Cameroon, with the description of three new species. Zootaxa. 2013;3599:78-86 pubmed publisher
    A checklist of the 23 species of Ancyrocephalidae (Monogenea) parasitizing Tilapia species sampled from both sides of the Cameroon Volcanic Line is provided...
  28. Ling M, Wu C, Yang K, Hsu H. Differential accumulation of trace elements in ventral and dorsal muscle tissues in tilapia and milkfish with different feeding habits from the same cultured fishery pond. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2013;89:222-30 pubmed publisher
    ..sediment, artificial feed, and different part of muscles either with or without skin of two species of fish, tilapia and milkfish...
  29. Aruna A, Nagarajan G, Chang C. Differential expression patterns and localization of glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid receptor transcripts in the osmoregulatory organs of tilapia during salinity stress. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2012;179:465-76 pubmed publisher
    ..To address this, we localized and examined the GR1, GR2 and MR transcripts in the tilapia gill, kidney and intestine...
  30. Shcherbakov D, Knörzer A, Hilbig R, Haas U, Blum M. Near-infrared orientation of Mozambique tilapia Oreochromis mossambicus. Zoology (Jena). 2012;115:233-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Our study demonstrates the ability of teleost fish to sense NIR and use it for phototactic swimming orientation...
  31. Evans J, Klesius P, Pasnik D, Bohnsack J. Human Streptococcus agalactiae isolate in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Emerg Infect Dis. 2009;15:774-6 pubmed publisher
    ..We show that a GBS serotype Ia multilocus sequence type ST-7 isolate from a clinical case of human neonatal meningitis caused disease and death in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus).
  32. Loretz C, Pollina C, Hyodo S, Takei Y. Extracellular calcium-sensing receptor distribution in osmoregulatory and endocrine tissues of the tilapia. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2009;161:216-28 pubmed publisher
    ..we surveyed using immunohistochemistry the tissue and cellular distribution of the CaSR protein in the Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) and the Japanese eel (Anguilla japonica)...
  33. Wood C, Bergman H, Bianchini A, Laurent P, Maina J, Johannsson O, et al. Transepithelial potential in the Magadi tilapia, a fish living in extreme alkalinity. J Comp Physiol B. 2012;182:247-58 pubmed publisher
    ..The higher P (Na) likely facilitates Na(+) efflux through the paracellular pathway. The positive electrogenic component is probably due to active HCO(3) (-) excretion...
  34. Gao F, Lu M, Ye X, Huang Z, Wang H, Zhu H, et al. Identification and expression analysis of two growth hormone receptors in zanzibar tilapia (Oreochromis hornorum). Fish Physiol Biochem. 2011;37:553-65 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, two cDNAs encoding growth hormone receptor (GHR) were isolated from the liver of zanzibar tilapia (Oreochromis hornornum). The two cDNAs were 2,831 and 2,044 bp in length and named GHR1 and GHR2, respectively...
  35. Antunes R, Oliveira R. Hormonal anticipation of territorial challenges in cichlid fish. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:15985-9 pubmed publisher
  36. Shlapobersky M, Sinyakov M, Katzenellenbogen M, Sarid R, Don J, Avtalion R. Viral encephalitis of tilapia larvae: primary characterization of a novel herpes-like virus. Virology. 2010;399:239-47 pubmed publisher
    We report here an outbreak of an acute disease that caused high mortality rate in laboratory-reared tilapia larvae...
  37. Huertas M, Hagey L, Hofmann A, Cerda J, Canario A, Hubbard P. Olfactory sensitivity to bile fluid and bile salts in the European eel (Anguilla anguilla), goldfish (Carassius auratus) and Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) suggests a 'broad range' sensitivity not confined to those produced by conspecif. J Exp Biol. 2010;213:308-17 pubmed publisher
    ..the sexes and among different species - the eel (Anguilla anguilla), goldfish (Carassius auratus) and Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) - using the electro-olfactogram (EOG)...
  38. Breves J, Hasegawa S, Yoshioka M, Fox B, Davis L, Lerner D, et al. Acute salinity challenges in Mozambique and Nile tilapia: differential responses of plasma prolactin, growth hormone and branchial expression of ion transporters. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2010;167:135-42 pubmed publisher
    The responses of Mozambique and Nile tilapia acclimated to fresh water (FW) and brackish water (BW; 17 per thousand) were compared following acute salinity challenges...
  39. Hiroi J, Yasumasu S, McCormick S, Hwang P, Kaneko T. Evidence for an apical Na-Cl cotransporter involved in ion uptake in a teleost fish. J Exp Biol. 2008;211:2584-99 pubmed publisher
    ..clone and identify ;freshwater-type' and ;seawater-type' cation-chloride cotransporters of euryhaline Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) and to determine their intracellular localization patterns within mitochondria-rich ..
  40. Kammerer B, Sardella B, Kültz D. Salinity stress results in rapid cell cycle changes of tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) gill epithelial cells. J Exp Zool A Ecol Genet Physiol. 2009;311:80-90 pubmed publisher
    We have developed a technique for immunocytochemistry of fish gill cells that we used to quantify tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) mitochondria-rich cells (MRC) and other gill cells (non-MRC) within different cell cycle phases by laser ..
  41. Gaikowski M, Wolf J, Schleis S, Tuomari D, Endris R. Safety of florfenicol administered in feed to tilapia (Oreochromis sp.). Toxicol Pathol. 2013;41:639-52 pubmed publisher
    The safety of Aquaflor(®) (50% w/w florfenicol [FFC]) incorporated in feed then administered to tilapia for 20 days (2× the recommended duration) at 0, 15, 45, or 75 mg/kg body weight/day (0, 1, 3, or 5× the recommended dose of 15 mg ..
  42. Yan B, Guo J, Zhu C, Zhao L, Zhao J. miR-203b: a novel regulator of MyoD expression in tilapia skeletal muscle. J Exp Biol. 2013;216:447-51 pubmed publisher
    MyoD is one of the helix-loop-helix proteins regulating muscle-specific gene expression in tilapia. Tight regulation of the MyoD protein level is necessary for the precise regulation of skeletal muscle development...
  43. Davis L, Katsu Y, Iguchi T, Lerner D, Hirano T, Grau E. Transcriptional activity and biological effects of mammalian estrogen receptor ligands on three hepatic estrogen receptors in Mozambique tilapia. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2010;122:272-8 pubmed publisher
    Like other fish species, Mozambique tilapia has three forms of estrogen receptor, ER?, ER?1, and ER?2...
  44. Chen W, Lin C, Ju Y, Tsai J, Liao C. Coupled dynamics of energy budget and population growth of tilapia in response to pulsed waterborne copper. Ecotoxicology. 2012;21:2264-75 pubmed publisher
    ..We used the model to investigate tilapia population dynamics in response to pulsed waterborne copper (Cu) assessed with available empirical data...
  45. Van Anholt R, Spanings F, Nixon O, Wendelaar Bonga S, Koven W. The effects of arachidonic acid on the endocrine and osmoregulatory response of tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) acclimated to seawater and subjected to confinement stress. Fish Physiol Biochem. 2012;38:703-13 pubmed publisher
    In previous studies in freshwater tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus), dietary supplementation with arachidonic acid (ArA; 20:4n - 6) had considerable, opposing effects on the main ion-transporting enzyme Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase in gills and ..
  46. Lee B, Howe A, Conte M, D Cotta H, Pepey E, Baroiller J, et al. An EST resource for tilapia based on 17 normalized libraries and assembly of 116,899 sequence tags. BMC Genomics. 2010;11:278 pubmed publisher
    ..We generated 116,899 ESTs from 17 normalized and two non-normalized cDNA libraries representing 16 tissues from tilapia, a cichlid fish widely used in aquaculture and biological research.
  47. Arguedas Cortés D, Dolz G, Romero Zúñiga J, Jiménez Rocha A, León Alán D. [Centrocestus formosanus (Opisthorchiida: Heterophyidae) as a cause of death in gray tilapia fry Oreochromis niloticus (Perciforme: Cichlidae) in the dry Pacific of Costa Rica]. Rev Biol Trop. 2010;58:1453-65 pubmed
    ..To identify pathogen trematode species in tilapia fry (Oreochromis niloticus) and to determine mollusks hosting these parasites, freshwater mollusks were collected ..
  48. Young K. Omega-6 (n-6) and omega-3 (n-3) fatty acids in tilapia and human health: a review. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2009;60 Suppl 5:203-11 pubmed publisher
    A recent publication questions the nutritional value of tilapia in the human diet following the movement to eat fish for their omega fatty acid (FA) content...
  49. Fox B, Breves J, Davis L, Pierce A, Hirano T, Grau E. Tissue-specific regulation of the growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor axis during fasting and re-feeding: Importance of muscle expression of IGF-I and IGF-II mRNA in the tilapia. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2010;166:573-80 pubmed publisher
    ..re-feeding) on the growth hormone (GH)/insulin-like growth factor (IGF) axis were investigated in the tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus)...
  50. Prieto A, Jos A, Pichardo S, Moreno I, de Sotomayor M, Moyano R, et al. Time-dependent protective efficacy of Trolox (vitamin E analog) against microcystin-induced toxicity in tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Environ Toxicol. 2009;24:563-79 pubmed publisher
    ..which Trolox, a vitamin E analog, is effective against oxidative and histological damage in different organs of tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)...
  51. Baroiller J, D Cotta H, Bezault E, Wessels S, Hoerstgen Schwark G. Tilapia sex determination: Where temperature and genetics meet. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2009;153:30-8 pubmed publisher
    This review deals with the complex sex determining system of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus, governed by the interactions between a genetic determination and the influence of temperature, shown in both domestic and wild populations...
  52. Watanabe S, Hirano T, Grau E, Kaneko T. Osmosensitivity of prolactin cells is enhanced by the water channel aquaporin-3 in a euryhaline Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus). Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2009;296:R446-53 pubmed publisher
    ..Consistent with this role, the release of PRL from the pituitary of the Mozambique tilapia is stimulated as extracellular osmolality is reduced...
  53. Mahmud Z, Wright A, Mandal S, Dai J, Jones M, Hasan M, et al. Genetic characterization of Vibrio vulnificus strains from tilapia aquaculture in Bangladesh. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2010;76:4890-5 pubmed publisher
    Outbreaks of Vibrio vulnificus wound infections in Israel were previously attributed to tilapia aquaculture. In this study, V. vulnificus was frequently isolated from coastal but not freshwater aquaculture in Bangladesh...
  54. Liu G, Zhang W, Lu C. Complete genome sequence of Streptococcus agalactiae GD201008-001, isolated in China from tilapia with meningoencephalitis. J Bacteriol. 2012;194:6653 pubmed publisher
    ..sequence of Streptococcus agalactiae strain GD201008-001, a pathogen causing meningoencephalitis in cultural tilapia in China...
  55. Pridgeon J, Klesius P. Development and efficacy of a novobiocin-resistant Streptococcus iniae as a novel vaccine in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Vaccine. 2011;29:5986-93 pubmed publisher
    ..The safety of ISNO was then evaluated in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) through intraperitoneal (IP) injection...
  56. Wang R, Wong M, Wang W. Coupling of methylmercury uptake with respiration and water pumping in freshwater tilapia Oreochromis niloticus. Environ Toxicol Chem. 2011;30:2142-7 pubmed publisher
    ..methylmercury (MeHg) and two important fish physiological processes-respiration and water pumping--in the Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) were explored in the present study...
  57. Sugiura H, Yunoki S, Kondo E, Ikoma T, Tanaka J, Yasuda K. In vivo biological responses and bioresorption of tilapia scale collagen as a potential biomaterial. J Biomater Sci Polym Ed. 2009;20:1353-68 pubmed publisher
    ..of this study was to evaluate the in vivo biological responses and bioresorption of collagen obtained from tilapia (Oreochromis niloticas) scales as compared to those of collagen from porcine dermis...
  58. Fiol D, Sanmarti E, Sacchi R, Kültz D. A novel tilapia prolactin receptor is functionally distinct from its paralog. J Exp Biol. 2009;212:2007-15 pubmed publisher
    A novel tilapia prolactin (PRL) receptor (OmPRLR2) was identified based on its induction during hyperosmotic stress. OmPRLR2 protein shows 28% identity to tilapia OmPRLR1 and 26% identity to human PRLR...
  59. Jacobs A, Chenia H. Biofilm-forming capacity, surface hydrophobicity and aggregation characteristics of Myroides odoratus isolated from South African Oreochromis mossambicus fish. J Appl Microbiol. 2009;107:1957-66 pubmed publisher
    ..The ability of these nonmotile isolates to adhere to surfaces and the role of hydrophobicity and autoaggregation were investigated...
  60. Seale A, Mita M, Hirano T, Gordon Grau E. Involvement of the cAMP messenger system and extracellular Ca(2+) during hyposmotically-induced prolactin release in the Mozambique tilapia. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2011;170:401-7 pubmed publisher
    In accord with its role in freshwater osmoregulation, prolactin (PRL) release from the tilapia pituitary is stimulated by small, physiologically relevant reductions in plasma osmolality, a response that is mediated by an acute influx of ..
  61. Martin C, Valentine M, Valentine J. Competitive interactions between invasive Nile tilapia and native fish: the potential for altered trophic exchange and modification of food webs. PLoS ONE. 2010;5:e14395 pubmed publisher
    ..results of laboratory experiments designed to assess the impacts of unintended aquaculture releases of the Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), in estuaries of the Gulf of Mexico, on the functionally similar redspotted sunfish (..
  62. Breves J, Watanabe S, Kaneko T, Hirano T, Grau E. Prolactin restores branchial mitochondrion-rich cells expressing Na+/Cl- cotransporter in hypophysectomized Mozambique tilapia. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2010;299:R702-10 pubmed publisher
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    The antimicrobial peptide, tilapia hepcidin (TH) 2-3, belongs to the hepcidin family, and its antibacterial function has been reported...