ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-101201-39
G{alpha}(13) is closely related to hematopoiesis in zebrafish
Ye, D., Yang, Q., Li, Y., Huang, X., Hu, J., Qian, S., Tan, Z., and Song, P.
Date: 2011
Source: Molecular biology reports   38(4): 2685-2694 (Journal)
Registered Authors: Li, Yang, Song, Ping, Ye, Ding
Keywords: Gα13, gna13, Hematopoiesis, Angiogenesis, G protein
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Blotting, Western
  • Cell Survival/genetics*
  • DNA Primers/genetics
  • GTP-Binding Protein alpha Subunits, G12-G13/genetics*
  • GTP-Binding Protein alpha Subunits, G12-G13/physiology
  • Gene Knockdown Techniques
  • Genetic Markers/genetics
  • Hematopoiesis/genetics*
  • In Situ Hybridization
  • In Situ Nick-End Labeling
  • Oligonucleotides/genetics
  • Phenotype*
  • Protein Isoforms/genetics*
  • Protein Isoforms/physiology
  • Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Zebrafish/genetics*
  • Zebrafish/physiology
PubMed: 21113681 Full text @ Mol. Biol. Rep.
Heterotrimeric guanine nucleotide-binding regulatory proteins (G proteins) function as signal transducers and control many different physiologic processes. G proteins can be grouped into four families: G(s), G(i), G(q) and G(12). Gα(13) belongs to the G(12) family. In zebrafish, there are two isoforms of Gα(13): Gα(13)a and Gα(13)b. We show here that knockdown of Gα(13)b in zebrafish results in hematopoietic and angiogenic defects. The Gα(13)b morphants don't show complete loss of expression of gata1, pu.1 or flk until 35 hpf suggests that Gα(13)b is closely related to the development of hematopoietic cells. Further studies reveal that blood cells and vascular endothelial cells have undergone apoptosis through a p53-dependent pathway in Gα(13)b-depleted embryos. Injection of p53 morpholino could partially rescue the phenotype of Gα(13)b morphants. These data possibly demonstrate a new role for Gα(13) in cell survival.