Recent publications

  1. Semple, S.L., Bols, N.C., Lumsden, JS and Dixon, BUnderstanding the pathogenesis of Flavobacterium psychrophilum using the rainbow trout monocyte/macrophage-like cell line, RTS11, as an infection model.Microbial Pathogenesis 139 103910 (2020).
  2. Abram,Q.H., Vo, N.T.K., Kellendonk, C., Bols, N.C., Katzenback, B.A. and Dixon, B Regulation of Endogenous Antigen Presentation in Response to Suboptimal Temperatures in a Walleye Skin Fibroblast Cell Line. Accepted to Fish and Shellfish Immunology, Nov 13th, 2019. FSIM-D-19-01410.
  3. Vo, N.T.K., Katzenback, B.A., Kellendonk, C., Duong, T., Curtis, T.M., Dixon, B., and Bols, N.C. Characterization of the continuous skin fibroblastoid cell line, WE-skin11f, from walleye (Sander vitreus). Journal of Fish Diseases 42(11): 1587-1599. (2019)
  4. Abram,Q.H., Rodriguez-Ramos, T., Bols, N.C., Katzenback, B.A. and Dixon, B. Effect of Suboptimal Temperature on the Regulation of Endogenous Antigen Presentation in Rainbow Trout Hypodermal Fibroblasts. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 100: 103423, (2019).
  5. Semple, S.L., Rodríguez-Ramos, T., Carpio, Y., Lumsden, J.S., Estrada, M.P. and Dixon, B.PACAP is lethal to Flavobacterium psychrophilum through either direct membrane permeabilization or indirectly, by priming the immune response in rainbow trout macrophages. Frontiers in Immunology 10: Article: 926 doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2019.00926, (2019).
  6. Semple, S.L., Heath, G., Christie, D., Braunstein, M., Kales, S.C. and Dixon, B. Immune stimulation of rainbow trout reveals divergent regulation of MH class II-associated invariant chain isoforms. Immunogenetics 71: 407-420., (2019).
  7. DiNatale, A., Jarau, M., Russell, S., Horricks, R.A., Lillie, B.N., Dixon, B. and Lumsden, J.S. Rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum) type IV ice-structuring protein LS-12 in the acute phase response to Flavobacterium psychrophilum infection. Journal of Fish Diseases. 42: 975-984. doi: 10.1111/jfd.13002, (2019).
  8. Semeniuk, C.A.D., Capelle, P., Dender, M., Devlin, R., Dixon, B., Drown, J., Heath, J., Hepburn, R., Higgs, D.M., Janisse, K., Lehnert, S., Love, O.P.,Mayrand, J., Mickel, M., Pitcher, T.E., Neff, B., Semple, S.L., Smith, J.L., Toews, S., Wellband, K. and Heath, D. Domestic-wild hybridization to improve aquaculture performance in Chinook salmon. Aquaculture. 511: 734255, (2019).
  9. Semple, S.L., Eshaque, S., Fujiki, K., Tang, C., Mitchell, L.,  Bols, N.C. and Dixon, B. CK-2 of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) has two differentially regulated alleles that encode a functional chemokine. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 198:26–36, DOI: 10.1016/j.vetimm.2018.02.003, (2018).
  10. Toews, S., Wellband, K., Dixon, B. and Heath, D. Variation in juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) transcription among and within eight population crosses from British Columbia, Canada. Molecular Ecology  28: 1890-1903. DOI:10.1111/mec.15025, (2018).
  11. Dixon, B., Barreda, D. and Sunyer, O. Perspective on the development and validation of Ab reagents to fish immune proteins for the correct assessment of immune function. Frontiers in Immunology 9: 2957 DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2002957, (2018).
  12. Semple, S.L., Mulder, I.M., Rodriguez-Ramos, T., Power, M. and Dixon, B. Long-term implantation of acoustic transmitters induces chronic inflammatory cytokine expression in adult rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology  205:1-9 DOI:, (2018).
  13. Abram, Q.H., Fujiki, K., Booman, M., Chin-Dixon, E., Wei, G. and Dixon, B.Characterization of cDNA clones encoding major histocompatibility class II receptors from walleye (Sander vitreus). Molecular Immunology 103: 106-114, (2018) DOI:
  14. Semple, S.L., Vo, N.T.K., Poynter, S.J., Li, M., Heath, D.D., DeWitte-Orr S.J. and Dixon, B. Extracellular dsRNA induces a type I interferon response mediated via class A scavenger receptors in a novel Chinook salmon derived spleen cell line. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 89:93-101, DOI: 10.1016/j.dci.2018.08.010, (2018).
  15. Loggie, J., Garner, S., Partridge, C., Dixon, B., Knapp, R. and Neff, B. A test of the effects of androgens on immunity: no relationship between 11-ketotestosterone and immune performance in bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) General and Comparative Endocrinology 261:1-8, (2018).
  16. Sever, L., Vo, N.T.K., Bols, N.C. and Dixon, B. Tapasin’s protein interactions in the rainbow trout peptide-loading complex. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 81: 262-270,, (2018).