Differential expression of two glucocorticoid receptors in seabass (teleost fish) head kidney after exogeneous cortisol inoculation

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Abstract

Stressful conditions include a prompt release of corticosteroid hormones which can mediate gene expression through glucocorticoid receptors (GR). Since two seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax) GRs have been cloned and sequenced from peritoneal cavity cells (DlGR1) and liver (DlGR2), a comparative amino acid sequence analysis that included Haplochromis burtoni HbGRs, was carried out and homologies disclosed. The DlGR1 and DlGR2 deduced aminoacid sequences showed 61% identity (I) and 70% similarity (S). Moreover, DlGR2 was similar to HbGR2b (69% I, 73% S), and the DlGR1 to HbGR1 (72% I, 78% S). In addition, we examined the expression of the DlGRs after exogeneous cortisol inoculation into the peritoneal cavity, mimicking stresseffects. At various times after the administration (3 h, 24 h, 1 week), gene expressions was evaluated in headkidney by real-time PCR. In addition, immunoblotting and densitometry analyses were performed with anti- DlGR1 antibodies. Although sea bass head kidney expressed both DlGR1 and DlGR2 they were differentially modulated by intraperitoneal implant of exogeneous cortisol.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-54
Number of pages6
JournalCOMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY. PART A, MOLECULAR & INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY
Volume157
Publication statusPublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology

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