PUBLICATION

Expression analysis of the aquaporins during zebrafish embryonic development

Authors
Qin, Y., Wang, S., Duan, X., Liu, D.
ID
ZDB-PUB-190406-20
Date
2019
Source
Gene expression patterns : GEP   32: 38-43 (Journal)
Registered Authors
Liu, Dong, Qin, Yinyin
Keywords
Aquaporins, Expression, In situ hybridization, Zebrafish
MeSH Terms
  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Aquaporins/genetics*
  • Aquaporins/metabolism*
  • Embryonic Development/genetics
  • Homeostasis
  • Transcriptome/genetics
  • Zebrafish/embryology
  • Zebrafish Proteins/metabolism
PubMed
30951885 Full text @ Gene Expr. Patterns
Abstract
The aquaporins are integral membrane proteins from a larger family of major intrinsic protein (MIP) that form pores in the membrane of cells. These proteins selectively transport water and other small uncharged solutes across cell plasma membranes. The organization of water within cells and tissues is fundamental to life, and the aquaporins play an important role in serving as the plumbing system for cells. As many as thirteen mammalian AQPs have been characterized, which have been shown to be vital for the regulation of water homeostasis in most tissues, such as renal water balance and brain-fluid homeostasis. However, complete expression patterns of most of the aquaporins in lower vertebrate at embryo stages has not been elucidated. Currently, we systematically described the temporal-spatial expression pattern of nine zebrafish aquaporins, using whole amount in situ hybridization. The results of whole mount in situ hybridization revealed that members of aquaporins family displayed diverse expression pattern, each of aquaporins has its unique distribution in different cell types and tissues, suggesting that they might play distinct roles in the embryonic development. Overall, current study will provide new insight into the expression of vertebrate quaporins and an important basis for the functional analysis of aquaporins in zebrafish development.
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Mapping
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