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ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-030728-5
Cloning and developmental expression of p73 cDNA in zebrafish
Pan, H., Dung, H.-N., Hsu, H.-M., Hsiao, K.-M., and Chen, L.-Y.
Date: 2003
Source: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications   307(2): 395-400 (Journal)
Registered Authors: Pan, Huichin
Keywords: none
MeSH Terms:
  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Base Sequence
  • Cloning, Molecular
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental*
  • Genes, Tumor Suppressor
  • Humans
  • In Situ Hybridization
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Tissue Distribution
  • Transcription Factors/chemistry
  • Transcription Factors/genetics*
  • Transcription Factors/metabolism*
  • Zebrafish/embryology
  • Zebrafish/genetics*
  • Zebrafish/metabolism
  • Zebrafish Proteins/chemistry
  • Zebrafish Proteins/genetics*
  • Zebrafish Proteins/metabolism*
PubMed: 12859970 Full text @ Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun.
p73 is one of the p53 family members which are transcription factors involved in the regulation of cell proliferation, apoptosis, and differentiation. In this study, we cloned the p73 cDNA from zebrafish ovary RNA. The consensus open reading frame (1923bp) encodes a polypeptide of 640 amino acids which shares 70-95% identity to the p73 of other vertebrates. Expression of zebrafish p73 mRNA is restricted to tissues such as skin, fin, brain, ovary, and testis, in contrast to the ubiquitous expression of zebrafish p53 and p63. During embryonic development, p73 transcripts are detected from the zygote period to the early larva stage. Whole-mount in situ hybridization reveals that p73 expression is in the brain, including olfactory bulbs, telencephalon, and hypothalamus, as well as in the pharyngeal arches and the nose. Moreover, p73 protein is found in the ovary and testis sections by immunohistochemical staining.