ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-130110-3
Development of translating ribosome affinity purification for zebrafish
Tryon, R.C., Pisat, N., Johnson, S.L., and Dougherty, J.D.
Date: 2013
Source: Genesis (New York, N.Y. : 2000)   51(3): 187-192 (Journal)
Registered Authors: Johnson, Stephen L.
Keywords: TRAP, polysome, capture, danio
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Animals, Genetically Modified
  • Genetic Engineering/methods*
  • Green Fluorescent Proteins/genetics
  • Melanocytes/metabolism
  • Polyribosomes/chemistry*
  • Promoter Regions, Genetic
  • Protein Binding
  • Protein Biosynthesis
  • RNA, Messenger/isolation & purification
  • RNA, Messenger/metabolism
  • RNA-Binding Proteins/genetics
  • RNA-Binding Proteins/isolation & purification*
  • RNA-Binding Proteins/metabolism
  • Ribosomal Proteins/genetics
  • Ribosomal Proteins/isolation & purification*
  • Ribosomal Proteins/metabolism
  • Zebrafish/genetics*
  • Zebrafish/metabolism
  • Zebrafish Proteins/genetics
  • Zebrafish Proteins/isolation & purification*
  • Zebrafish Proteins/metabolism
PubMed: 23281262 Full text @ Genesis

The regulation of transcription and translation by specific cell types is essential to generating the cellular diversity that typifies complex multicellular organisms. Tagging and purification of ribosomal proteins has been shown to be an innovative and effective means of characterizing the ribosome bound transcriptome of highly specific cell populations in vivo. To test the feasibility of using translating ribosome affinity purification (TRAP) in zebrafish, we have generated both a ubiquitous TRAP line and a melanocyte-specific TRAP line using the native zebrafish rpl10a ribosomal protein. We have demonstrated the capacity to capture mRNA transcripts bound to ribosomes, and confirmed the expected enrichment of melanocyte specific genes and depletion of non-melanocyte genes when expressing the TRAP construct with a cell specific promoter. We have also generated a generic EGFP-rpl10a Tol2 plasmid construct (Tol2-zTRAP) that can be readily modified to target any additional cell populations with characterized promoters in zebrafish.