ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-011205-1
Hepatocyte nuclear factors-1alpha, -1beta, and -3beta expressed in the gonad of tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus)
Huang, W.T., Gong, H.Y., Lin, C.J., Weng, C.F., Chen, M.H., and Wu, J.L.
Date: 2001
Source: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications   288(4): 833-840 (Journal)
Registered Authors: Chen, Mark Hung-Chih, Gong, Hong-Yi, Huang, Wei-Tung, Weng, Ching-Feng, Wu, Jen-Leih
Keywords: none
MeSH Terms:
  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Blotting, Western
  • Cloning, Molecular
  • DNA, Complementary/genetics
  • DNA-Binding Proteins/chemistry
  • DNA-Binding Proteins/genetics*
  • DNA-Binding Proteins/metabolism*
  • Female
  • Gonads/metabolism*
  • Hepatocyte Nuclear Factor 1-beta
  • Hepatocyte Nuclear Factor 3-beta
  • Humans
  • Liver/metabolism
  • Male
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Nuclear Proteins/chemistry
  • Nuclear Proteins/genetics*
  • Nuclear Proteins/metabolism*
  • Organ Specificity
  • Ovary/metabolism
  • Precipitin Tests
  • RNA, Messenger/genetics
  • RNA, Messenger/metabolism
  • Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Sequence Alignment
  • Testis/metabolism
  • Tilapia/genetics
  • Tilapia/metabolism*
  • Transcription Factors/chemistry
  • Transcription Factors/genetics*
  • Transcription Factors/metabolism*
PubMed: 11688983 Full text @ Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun.
Hepatocyte nuclear factors (HNFs) are upstream regulators of many liver-specific genes and are involved in many cellular functions in the body, but their existence, expression, and function in gonads are still poorly understood. Here we report on the first cloning of partial cDNAs of HNF-1alpha and -1beta and full HNF-3beta cDNA from a tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) liver cDNA library. The deduced amino acid sequence of tilapia HNF-3beta has a 90 to 96% identity with those of other fishes (dwarf gourami, medaka, and zebrafish), 74% with mammals (human, rat, and mouse), and 82% with Xenopus. RT-PCR detected IGF-I and -II and HNF-1alpha, -1beta, and -3beta in both liver and gonads and the identity of the PCR fragments was confirmed by PCR hybridization. Immunoprecipitation and Western blotting also detected all three HNF proteins in both liver and gonads. Expression of HNFs in the gonads of the tilapia suggests that multi-HNFs may form a cascade to regulate gonadal physiology in the bony fish.