Acute stress regulates vasotocinergic and isotocinergic systems in the gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata L.).

Bastaroli, Marco (2015) Acute stress regulates vasotocinergic and isotocinergic systems in the gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata L.). [Laurea magistrale], Università di Bologna, Corso di Studio in Biologia marina [LM-DM270] - Ravenna, Documento ad accesso riservato.
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The hypothalamus-pituitary-interrenal axis is involved in stress response regulation. In addition, arginine vasotocin (AVT) and isotocin (IT) are also considered as important players in this stress regulation. The present study assessed, using the teleost gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) as a biological model, hypothalamic mRNA expression changes of AVT and IT and their receptors at hepatic level after an acute stress situation. Specimens were submitted to air for 3 min and place back in their respective tanks after that, being sampled at different times (15 min, 30 min, 1, 2, 4 and 8 hours post-stress) in order to study the time course response. Plasma cortisol values increased after few minutes post-exposure, decreasing during the experimental time while a metabolic reorganization occurred in both plasmatic and hepatic levels. At hypothalamic level, acute stress affects mRNA expression of AVT and IT precursors, as well as hepatic expression of their receptors, suggesting the involvement of both vasotocinergic and isotocinergic systems in the acute stress response. Our results demonstrate the activation and involvement of both endocrine pathways in the regulation of metabolic and stress systems of Sparus aurata, which is stated, at least, through changes in mRNA expression levels of these genes analysed.

Tipologia del documento
Tesi di laurea (Laurea magistrale)
Autore della tesi
Bastaroli, Marco
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Correlatore della tesi
Corso di studio
Ordinamento Cds
Parole chiave
Sparus aurata, Stress, Metabolism, Vasotocin, Isotocin, Receptors
Data di discussione della Tesi
19 Marzo 2015

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