Yehfang Hu (Scottish Fish Immunology Research Centre, University of Aberdeen) attended the International Conference on Fish and Shellfish Immunology in Gran Canaria, Spain. Yehfang Hu gave a presentation entitled: Induction of IL-22 protein and IL-22-producing cells in rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss.
Two monoclonal antibodies to salmonid IL-22 were produced to investigate the cells and sites of IL-22 production, as well as to measure IL-22 secretion in this species. The mAbs were used in a variety of assays including ELISA, western blot, flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry. The main interest of the study was on mucosal defences and whether IL-22 protein expression is upregulated in response to bacterial infection.
View the presentation here