標題: Molecular cloning and tissue distribution of three estrogen receptors from the cyprinid fish Varicorhinus barbatulus
作者: Fu, Keng-Yen
Chen, Chung-Yuan
Lin, Chi-Tsai
Chang, Whei-Meih
環境工程研究所
Institute of Environmental Engineering
關鍵字: estrogen receptor subtype cloning;phylogenetic analysis;tissue distribution;RT-PCR;Varicorhinus barbatulus
公開日期: 1-Feb-2008
摘要: We present molecular cloning and tissue expression analysis of three estrogen receptor (ER) subtypes, vbER alpha, vbER beta 1 and vbER beta 2, from liver of the cyprinid fish Varicorhinus barbatulus through reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE). The sequence alignment and phylogenetic analysis reconfirmed the evolutionary relationship of V. barbatulus within the family Cypriniformes. Directional constraints for subtype-specific substitution of critical amino acids were observed in the E2 binding region. For amino acid substitution, vbER beta exhibited a M517L change in the ligand-dependent transactivation region. The tissue distributions were investigated using RT-PCR with subtype-distinguishable primers. Both vbER alpha and vbER beta 1 were most highly expressed in liver, while vbER beta 2 was higher in intestine. Here we demonstrate that the identification and cloning of ER subtypes using PCR is feasible in wildlife in that the temporal and spatial observations are consistent with those from phylogeny analysis and crystal structural investigation by others.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00360-007-0210-3
http://hdl.handle.net/11536/9730
ISSN: 0174-1578
DOI: 10.1007/s00360-007-0210-3
期刊: JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY B-BIOCHEMICAL SYSTEMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY
Volume: 178
Issue: 2
起始頁: 189
結束頁: 197
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