ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-090616-57
Definition of three somatic adult cell nuclear transplant methods in zebrafish (Danio rerio): before, during and after egg activation by sperm fertilization
Pérez-Camps, M., Cardona-Costa, J., Francisco-Simao, M., and García-Ximénez, F.
Date: 2010
Source: Zygote (Cambridge, England)   18(1): 33-39 (Journal)
Registered Authors: Cardona-Costa, Jose
Keywords: Egg activation, Fertilization, Microinjection, Nuclear transplant, Zebrafish
MeSH Terms:
  • Aging*
  • Animals
  • Cells, Cultured
  • Female
  • Fertilization*
  • Male
  • Nuclear Transfer Techniques*
  • Ovum/physiology*
  • Spermatozoa/physiology*
  • Zebrafish/physiology*
PubMed: 19519982 Full text @ Zygote
Zebrafish somatic nuclear transplant has only been attempted using preactivated eggs. In this work, three methods to carry out the nuclear transplant using adult cells before, during and after the egg activation/fertilization were developed in zebrafish with the aim to be used in reprogramming studies. The donor nucleus from somatic adult cells was inserted: (method A) in the central region of the egg and subsequently fertilized; (method B) in the incipient animal pole at the same time that the egg was fertilized; and (method C) in the completely defined animal pole after fertilization. Larval and adult specimens were obtained using the three methods. Technical aspects related to temperature conditions, media required, egg activation/fertilization, post-ovulatory time of the transplant, egg aging, place of the donor nucleus injection in each methodology are presented. In conclusion, the technical approach developed in this work can be used in reprogramming studies.