ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-060315-1
Divergence in regulation of the PEA3 family of ETS transcription factors
Roussigne, M., and Blader, P.
Date: 2006
Source: Gene expression patterns : GEP   6(8): 777-782 (Journal)
Registered Authors: Blader, Patrick, Roussigné, Myriam
Keywords: Zebrafish, PEA3 family, er81, FGF, Evolution
MeSH Terms:
  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Cloning, Molecular
  • Embryo, Nonmammalian
  • Fibroblast Growth Factors/metabolism
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Phylogeny
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-ets/genetics
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-ets/metabolism*
  • Sequence Homology, Amino Acid
  • Transcription Factors/metabolism*
  • Zebrafish/embryology
  • Zebrafish/genetics*
  • Zebrafish/metabolism*
  • Zebrafish Proteins/genetics
PubMed: 16516559 Full text @ Gene Expr. Patterns
Here, we report the cloning of a cDNA encoding zebrafish ER81, a member of the PEA3 family of Ets transcription factors. Strikingly, the spatial and temporal expression of er81 is significantly different from its Xenopus orthologue, XER81, whose expression is more reminiscent of the FGF dependant zebrafish PEA3 family members. In keeping with this observation, while pea3, erm and XER81 require FGF activity for their expression, er81 does not require FGF signalling. Our results suggest that, since the vertebrate specific expansion of the PEA3 subfamily of Ets transcription factors, the regulation of PEA3 genes has been independently modified during the evolution of different vertebrate lineages.