Function and association analysis of Cyclophilin A gene with resistance to Edwardsiella ictaluri in yellow catfish

Xiong, Y., Zheng, X., Ke, W., Gong, G., Wang, Y., Dan, C., Huang, P., Wu, J., Guo, W., Mei, J.
Developmental and comparative immunology   113: 103783 (Journal)
Registered Authors
Mei, Jie
CypA, Edwardsiella ictaluri, SNP association analysis, transgenic, yellow catfish
MeSH Terms
  • Animals
  • Animals, Genetically Modified
  • Catfishes/genetics
  • Catfishes/immunology*
  • Chemotaxis
  • Cyclophilin A/genetics*
  • Cyclophilin A/metabolism
  • Disease Resistance
  • Edwardsiella ictaluri/physiology*
  • Enterobacteriaceae Infections/immunology*
  • Fish Diseases/immunology*
  • Fish Proteins/genetics
  • Fish Proteins/metabolism*
  • Genetic Association Studies
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease
  • Leukocytes/immunology*
  • Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide
  • Zebrafish/genetics
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Edwardsiella ictaluri (E. ictaluri) is one of the main bacterial pathogens in catfish which has caused serious economic loss to yellow catfish (Pelteobagrus fulvidraco) in China. In our previous work, we demonstrated that CypA was up-regulated at the early stage of E. ictaluri infection in yellow catfish and displayed strong chemotactic activity for leukocytes in vitro. However, the effect of CypA on E. ictaluri is unknown in vivo. Therefore, two homozygous transgenic zebrafish lines expressing yellow catfish CypA (TG-CypA-1 and TG-CypA-2) were generated. After challenged with E. ictaluri at a dose of 1.0×104 CFU per adult fish, both two transgenic lines exhibited a higher resistance to bacterial infection than the wildtype zebrafish. Herein, CypA gene in E. ictaluri-challenged yellow catfish was screened for presence of polymorphisms by sequencing and six single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were identified. SNP association analysis revealed that 528T/C SNP in the first intron was significantly different in disease-susceptible and -resistant groups, which was confirmed in two independent populations of yellow catfish. Moreover, the relative expression of CypA in the resistant group (CC genotype in 528T/C SNP) was significantly higher than that in the susceptible group (TT genotype in 528T/C SNP) in different immune organs of yellow catfish including spleen, head kidney, body kidney and liver. Our results reveal the potential function of CypA in host defense to bacterial infection and suggest the SNP marker in CypA gene associated with the resistance to E. ictaluri may facilitate the selective breeding of disease-resistant yellow catfish in the future.
Genes / Markers
Mutations / Transgenics
Human Disease / Model
Sequence Targeting Reagents
Engineered Foreign Genes