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Cioni et al., 2018 - Axon-Axon Interactions Regulate Topographic Optic Tract Sorting via CYFIP2-Dependent WAVE Complex Function. Neuron   97:1078-1093.e6 Full text @ Neuron
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Stage Range: Long-pec to Day 5

Figure 1

Differential Function of CYFIP1 and CYFIP2 during RGC Axonal Development

(A) Sequence analysis of the whole zebrafish embryo injected with cas9 mRNA + cyfip1 or cyfip2 gRNAs. The target site is indicated on the sequence (green), followed by 4 examples of corresponding mutated regions.

(B) DiI (red) and DiO (green) fluorescent dyes were injected in the zebrafish embryo retina at 5 dpf. The dashed line denotes the confocal imaging area of the optic tract (OT).

(C1–D3′′′) Dorsal (D) (C1′–C3′, D1′–D3′) and Ventral (V) (C1′′–C3′′, D1′′–D3′′) RGC projections were analyzed in control embryos (cas9 mRNA + gRNA control) (C1, D1), cyfip1 CRISPR-injected embryos (cas9 mRNA + gRNA cyfip1) (C2, D2), and cyfip2CRISPR-injected embryos (cas9 mRNA + gRNA cyfip2) (C3, D3) at 48 hpf (C) and 5 dpf (D). Arrows in (D3′) show missorted dorsal axons in the OT. Yellow lines in (D1)–(D3) indicate the reference line used for quantification of the missorting index (MI). Examples of DiI (dorsal) and DiO signals plotted along the reference line corresponding to sorted (D1′′′, D2′′′) or misprojected (D3′′′) RGC axons (int., intensity; A.U, Arbitrary Units).

(E) Quantifications of D and V axonal projection area in the OT at 48 hpf.

(F) The missorting index (MI) was quantified as the ratio of the intensity signal of the missorted D (Dm) axons to all the D axons (Dm+Ds). For gRNA cyfip1-injected embryos, only the embryos showing an axon growth phenotype were quantified (n = 18 embryos).

Error bars represent SEM. ∗∗p < 0.01, ∗∗∗p < 0.001, n.s., non significant (Mann-Whitney test for E and F). The number of zebrafish analyzed is indicated on the bars. Scale bars: 50 μm (C1–D3). See also Figure S1.


Gene Expression Details No data available
Antibody Labeling Details No data available
Phenotype Details
Fish Conditions Stage Phenotype
WT + CRISPR1-cyfip1 control Long-pec retinal ganglion cell axon extension delayed, abnormal
Day 5 optic tectum has fewer parts of type retinal ganglion cell axon, abnormal
WT + CRISPR1-cyfip2 control Long-pec retinal ganglion cell axon extension occurrence, normal
Day 5 retinal ganglion cell axon extension occurrence, normal
Day 5 retinal ganglion cell axon guidance process quality, abnormal
WT + MO1-cyfip2 control Day 5 retinal ganglion cell axon guidance process quality, abnormal
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