ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-101027-34
Transgenic labeling of the zebrafish pronephric duct and tubules using a promoter from the enpep gene
Seiler, C., and Pack, M.
Date: 2011
Source: Gene expression patterns : GEP   11(1-2): 118-121 (Journal)
Registered Authors: Pack, Michael, Seiler, Christoph
Keywords: zebrafish, pronephros, kidney, promoter, development, transgenic, glutamyl aminopeptidase, enpep, aminopeptidase A
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Animals, Genetically Modified
  • Embryo, Nonmammalian/metabolism
  • Glutamyl Aminopeptidase/genetics*
  • Kidney/embryology*
  • Kidney/metabolism
  • Kidney Tubules/embryology
  • Kidney Tubules/metabolism
  • Promoter Regions, Genetic*
  • Zebrafish/embryology*
  • Zebrafish/genetics*
  • Zebrafish/metabolism
PubMed: 20969977 Full text @ Gene Expr. Patterns
In recent years the zebrafish has become a popular model system to study organ development and disease. To facilitate these studies, genetic tools are required which allow to modify and manipulate gene expression in organs of interest. Here we describe a zebrafish 2 kb glutamyl aminopeptidase (enpep) promoter fragment, and show that it can drive gene expression specifically in the kidney during early and late development. We established a stable transgenic line using this promoter fragment that has specific GFP expression in pronephric ducts and tubules starting at 20 hours post-fertilization.