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Is the fish scale an extra-interrenal matrix for cortisol biosynthesis in carp (Cyprinus carpio)?

StressChron Framework:

Project code 059
Role Coordinator
Research area Unravelling the fundamentals of glucocorticoid actions across vertebrates
Research topic Mechanism(s) of glucocorticoid incorporation
Vertebrate Fish
Species Carp (Cyprinus carpio)


The research goal is providing a detailed view on if scale cortisol is produced in the scale itself and if so, whether or not it is interconverted in other glucocorticoids in the scale of carp (Cyprinus carpio). Hereby, molecular data on scales are correlated to scale glucocorticoid levels quantified by ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS).


Keywords: aquaculture, fish, biomarker, stress, cortisol, scale

Funding: Internal

Status: Finalized


Ghent University, Belgium (Aerts J, De Saeger S, Decostere A)

Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Belgium (Aerts J, Ampe B)

Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands (Flik G, Metz JR)


Aerts J, Metz JR, Ampe B, Decostere A, Flik G, De Saeger S (2015) Scales Tell a Story on the Stress History of Fish. PLoS ONE 10(4): e0123411. (Q1 - IF=3.534)

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