|ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-090407-2|
Molecular cloning and expression of phospholipase C epsilon 1 in zebrafish
Zhou, W., and Hildebrandt, F.
|Source:||Gene expression patterns : GEP 9(5): 282-288 (Journal)|
|Registered Authors:||Zhou, Weibin|
|Keywords:||Zebrafish, Phospholipase, PLCE1, Rhombomere, Horizontal myoseptum, Muscle pioneer cells, Pronephros, Glomerulus, Nephrotic syndrome|
|PubMed:||19332147 Full text @ Gene Expr. Patterns|
Zhou, W., and Hildebrandt, F. (2009) Molecular cloning and expression of phospholipase C epsilon 1 in zebrafish. Gene expression patterns : GEP. 9(5):282-288.
ABSTRACTPhospholipase C (PLC) is a key enzyme that generates inositol 1, 4, 5 - triphosphate (IP3) and diacylglycerol (DAG), two second messengers in signal transduction. Phospholipase Cepsilon (PLCE1) is a unique member of the PLC family in that it carries both RasGEF and Ras-associating (RA) domains and may serve as an activator and an effector of small GTPases. Recently, mutations in PLCE1 have been associated with early-onset nephrotic syndrome. We have identified the zebrafish ortholog of PLCE1 and characterized its expression pattern in zebrafish embryos by in situ hybridization. Zebrafish plce1 gene encodes a protein of 2, 248 amino acids that shares 56% identity with mammalian PLCepsilon. During zebrafish embryonic development, plce1 is expressed in a dynamic pattern in a variety of organs, such as brain, muscle, liver, and pronephric glomeruli. Our results suggest that zebrafish may be used as a model organism to address the function of PLCepsilon during the development of these organs.