|ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-030304-2|
Expression of isotocin-neurophysin mRNA in developing zebrafish
Unger, J.L. and Glasgow, E.
|Source:||Gene expression patterns : GEP 3(1): 105-108 (Journal)|
|Registered Authors:||Glasgow, Eric, Unger, Jennifer L.|
|PubMed:||12609611 Full text @ Gene Expr. Patterns|
Unger, J.L. and Glasgow, E. (2003) Expression of isotocin-neurophysin mRNA in developing zebrafish. Gene expression patterns : GEP. 3(1):105-108.
ABSTRACTNeurohypophysial peptides are important regulators of homeostasis, reproduction and behavior. We have sequenced a zebrafish cDNA representing isotocin-neurophysin (IT-NP) mRNA. The developmental expression pattern of zebrafish IT-NP mRNA was determined by whole-mount in situ hybridization histochemistry. At 32 h post fertilization (hpf) no IT-NP mRNA is detected. However, by 36 hpf, staining for IT-NP mRNA is detected in a tight bilateral cluster of cells located in the anterior hypothalamus. The IT-NP mRNA expression pattern remains remarkably stable throughout further development at least until 120 hpf.