ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-140113-3
Of fish and men: using zebrafish to fight human diseases
Ablain, J., and Zon, L.I.
Date: 2013
Source: Trends in cell biology   23(12): 584-586 (Review)
Registered Authors: Zon, Leonard I.
Keywords: none
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Disease*
  • Disease Models, Animal*
  • Humans
  • Translational Medical Research
  • Zebrafish/physiology*
PubMed: 24275383 Full text @ Trends Cell Biol.

Long restricted to the field of developmental biology, the use of the zebrafish (Danio rerio) has extended to the study of human pathogenesis. Fostered by the rapid adaptation of new technologies, the design and analysis of fish models of human diseases have contributed important findings that are now making their way from aquariums to clinics. Here we outline the clinical relevance of the zebrafish as a model organism.