Mangosteen Peel Extract as a Dietary Immunostimulant for Prawns: Growth and Immune Regulation

August 3, 2023 | Fish & Shellfish Immunology |

Conducted by the National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, this study investigates the immunostimulatory potential of mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) peel extract on Macrobrachium rosenbergii. Employing a dietary administration approach with mangosteen peel powder (MPP), boiled mangosteen peel powder (MPB), and mangosteen peel extract (MPE), the research explores their impact on prawn growth, innate immune parameters, and resistance against Lactococcus garvieae. The results demonstrate a significant enhancement in total haemocyte count (THC), differential haemocyte count (DHC), phenoloxidase (PO) activity, respiratory bursts (RBs), phagocytic activity, and clearance efficiency against L. garvieae. This study suggests that mangosteen peel extract, when administered through diet, serves as an effective immunostimulant for prawns, modulating immune responses and bolstering resistance against pathogens by influencing carbohydrate metabolism.

Read more: Dietary administration of mangosteen, Garcinia mangostana, peel extract enhances the growth, and physiological and immunoendocrinological regulation of prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii