ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-050404-8
Identification of novel vascular endothelial-specific genes by the microarray analysis of the zebrafish cloche mutants
Sumanas, S., Jorniak, T., and Lin, S.
Date: 2005
Source: Blood   106(2): 534-541 (Journal)
Registered Authors: Lin, Shuo, Sumanas, Saulius
Keywords: none
MeSH Terms:
  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Animals, Genetically Modified
  • Antigens, CD
  • Aquaporins/genetics
  • Cadherins/genetics
  • Endothelium, Vascular/embryology*
  • Expressed Sequence Tags
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental
  • Green Fluorescent Proteins/genetics
  • In Situ Hybridization
  • Ion Channels/genetics
  • Membrane Glycoproteins/genetics
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Mutation*
  • Oligonucleotide Array Sequence Analysis
  • Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases/genetics
  • Receptors, Adrenomedullin
  • Receptors, Complement/genetics
  • Receptors, Immunologic/genetics
  • Receptors, Peptide/genetics
  • Receptors, Scavenger
  • Recombinant Proteins/genetics
  • Retinol-Binding Proteins/genetics
  • Scavenger Receptors, Class F
  • Sequence Homology, Amino Acid
  • Zebrafish/embryology*
  • Zebrafish/genetics*
  • Zebrafish Proteins/chemistry
  • Zebrafish Proteins/genetics
PubMed: 15802528 Full text @ Blood
The zebrafish cloche (clo) mutation affects the earliest known step in differentiation of blood and endothelial cells in vertebrates. We established clo/gata1-GFP transgenic line with erythroid-specific GFP expression which allowed differentiation of clo and wild type siblings at the mid-somitogenesis stages before morphologically visible phenotypes appeared. To discover novel genes potentially involved in hematopoietic and vascular development, we performed microarray analysis of over 15,000 zebrafish genes or expressed sequence tags (ESTs) in clo mutant embryos. We isolated the full-length sequences and determined the expression patterns for eight novel cDNAs which were significantly downregulated in clo-/- embryos. Dual specificity phosphatase 5 (dusp5), cadherin 5 (cdh5; VE-cadherin), aquaporin 8 (aqp8), adrenomedullin receptor (admr), complement receptor C1qR-like (crl), scavenger receptor class F, member 1 (scarf1) and ETS1-like protein (etsrp) were specifically expressed in the vascular endothelial cells while retinol binding protein 4 (rbp4) was expressed in the yolk syncytial layer and the hypochord. Further functional studies of these novel genes should help to elucidate critical early steps leading to the formation of vertebrate blood vessels.