[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Coelomic cavity (CC) cells of mature zebrafish harvested by lavage with media or trypsin-EDTA contained 0.80-1.20 x 10(5) and 2.0-3.5 x 10(5) cells, respectively. Media lavage was composed of granulocytes (60-80%), lymphocytes (10-20%), and NCC (4-10%). Granulocytes had large electron dense cytoplasmic paracrystalline granules and a segmented nucleus; they expressed plastin-1, myeloid specific peroxidase and MCSF mRNA; and they were NCAMP-1(+). Lymphocytes had B- and T-cell specific mRNA and were NCAMP-1(-) and NCCRP-1(-). NCC were 3 microm, NCAMP-1(+) and NCCRP-1(+) and did not express B- and T-cell specific mRNA. Additionally, trypsin lavage contained monocytes (marginated chromatin, low nuclear:cytoplasm ratio, sparse cytosolic granules) and macrophages (non-segmented nuclei, no margination of chromatin, abundant electron dense granules). E. coli injected into the CC were phagocytosed in a dose and time dependent fashion by granulocytes, monocytes and macrophages. NCC lysed mammalian target cells and NCAMP-1 expressing hybridoma cells in redirected lysis assays.
Developmental and comparative immunology 07/2009; 33(10):1077-87. · 3.29 Impact Factor