The zebrafish erythropoietin: Functional identification and biochemical characterization

Cheng Ying Chu, Chia Hsiung Cheng, Gen Der Chen, Yi Chung Chen, Chin Chun Hung, Kai Yun Huang, Chang Jen Huang

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In the present study, the zebrafish epo cDNA was cloned. The encoded protein displays 90%, 55% and 32% identity to the Epo from carp, fugu and human, respectively. Through RT-PCR, the expression of zepo mRNA was mainly in the heart and liver. In the COS-1 cell transfection experiments, the recombinant zEpo-HA protein was efficiently secreted into the culture medium as a glycoprotein and the carbohydrate moiety can be cleaved by the treatment of peptide-N-glycosidase F (PNGase F). Using the morpholino approach, we showed that zepo morphants displayed severe anemia leading to high mortality during development. Such an effect can be significantly rescued by zepo RNA. Furthermore, in the absence of functional zEpo, the expression of specific markers for adult globin genes, such as αA1- and βA1-globin, but not the embryonic βe1-globin, was affected.

頁(從 - 到)4265-4271
期刊FEBS Letters
出版狀態已發佈 - 9月 4 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 生物物理學
  • 結構生物學
  • 生物化學
  • 分子生物學
  • 遺傳學
  • 細胞生物學


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