ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-060313-2
The phylogeny of teleost ZIP and ZnT zinc transporters and their tissue specific expression and response to zinc in zebrafish
Feeney, G.P., Zheng, D., Kille, P., and Hogstrand. C.
Date: 2005
Source: BBA Gene Structure and Expression   1732(1-3): 88-95 (Journal)
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Keywords: ZIP, ZnT, Zinc, SLC30A, SLC39A
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Carrier Proteins/genetics*
  • Carrier Proteins/metabolism*
  • Gene Expression Profiling*
  • Humans
  • Organ Specificity
  • Phylogeny*
  • RNA, Messenger/genetics
  • RNA, Messenger/metabolism
  • Zebrafish/genetics*
  • Zebrafish/metabolism
  • Zinc/metabolism*
  • Zinc/pharmacology*
PubMed: 16500426 Full text @ BBA Gene Structure and Expression
In contrast to mammals, zinc transporter genes remain largely uncharacterised in teleosts. Teleost zinc transporter genes were data-mined and phylogenetically assigned to mammalian orthologues. For the first time in animals, the tissue-distribution and mRNA expression response to zinc for most zinc transporter genes was tested in zebrafish.