ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-100420-33
Proteomics Profiling of Single Organs from Individual Adult Zebrafish
Abramsson, A., Westman-Brinkmalm, A., Pannee, J., Gustavsson, M., von Otter, M., Blennow, K., Brinkmalm, G., Kettunen, P., and Zetterberg, H.
Date: 2010
Source: Zebrafish   7(2): 161-168 (Journal)
Registered Authors: Kettunen, Petronella, Zetterberg, Henrik
Keywords: none
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Brain/metabolism
  • Chromatography, Liquid
  • Gene Expression Profiling/methods*
  • Gene Expression Regulation/genetics*
  • Gene Regulatory Networks/genetics*
  • Intestines/metabolism
  • Liver/metabolism
  • Muscle, Skeletal/metabolism
  • Myocardium/metabolism
  • Proteins/metabolism*
  • Proteomics/methods*
  • Tandem Mass Spectrometry
  • Zebrafish/metabolism*
PubMed: 20392139 Full text @ Zebrafish
The model organism zebrafish (Danio rerio) is extensively utilized in studies of developmental biology but is also being investigated in the context of a growing list of human age-related diseases. To facilitate such studies, we here present protein expression patterns of adult zebrafish organs, including blood, brain, fin, heart, intestine, liver, and skeletal muscle. Protein extracts were prepared from the different organs of two zebrafish and analyzed using liquid chromatography coupled to high-resolution tandem mass spectrometry. Zebrafish tissue was digested directly after minimal fractionation and cleaned up (the shotgun approach). Proteins were identified using Mascot software. In total, 1394 proteins were identified of which 644 were nonredundant. Of these, 373 demonstrated an organ-specific expression pattern and 57 had not been shown on protein level before. These data emphasize the need for increased research at the protein level to facilitate the selection of candidate proteins for targeted quantification and to refine systematic genetic network analysis in vertebrate development, biology, and disease.