2016 (English)In: Developmental and Comparative Immunology, ISSN 0145-305X, E-ISSN 1879-0089, Vol. 58, 129-141 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Crustacean hemocytes are important mediators of immune reactions, and the regulation of hemocyte homeostasis is of utmost importance for the health of these animals. This review discusses the current knowledge on the lineages, synthesis and differentiation of hemocytes in crustaceans. Hematopoietic tissues, their origins, and the regulation of hematopoiesis during molting, seasonal variation and infection are discussed. Furthermore, studies concerning the molecular regulation of hemocyte formation in crustaceans are also described, and the different lineages and their molecular markers are discussed and compared with several insect species. Signaling pathways and the regulation of hematopoiesis by transcription factors are typically conserved among these arthropods, whereas cytokines and growth factors are more variable and species specific. However, considering the great diversity among the crustaceans, one should be cautious in drawing general conclusions from studies of only a few species.
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2016. Vol. 58, 129-141 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-289236DOI: 10.1016/j.dci.2015.12.009ISI: 000372764400013PubMedID: 26721583OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-289236DiVA: diva2:924893
FunderLars Hierta Memorial FoundationSwedish Research Council, VR 2011-4797, PRJNA259594
Special Issue: Hematopoiesis and Immunity2016-04-292016-04-292016-05-18Bibliographically approved