Antiviral immunity in crustaceans
Soderhall, Kenneth（ Uppsala Univ, Dept Comparat Physiol, SE-75236 Uppsala, Sweden）
Jiravanichpaisal, Pikul（ Uppsala Univ, Dept Comparat Physiol, SE-75236 Uppsala, Sweden）
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Viral diseases of shrimp have caused negative effects on the economy in several countries in Asia, South America and America, where they have numerous shrimp culture industries. The studies on the immunity of shrimp and other crustaceans have mainly focused on general aspects of immunity and as a consequence little is known about the antiviral responses in crustaceans. The aim of this review is to update recent knowledge of innate immunity against viral infections in crustaceans. Several antiviral molecules have been isolated and characterized recently from decapods. Characterization and identification of these molecules might provide a promising strategy for protection and treatment of these viral diseases. In addition dsRNA-induced antiviral immunity is also included. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.