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Title: Differential expression and regulation of gonadotropins and their receptors in the Japanese eel, Anguilla japonica
Authors: Shan-Ru Jeng;Wen-Shiun Yueh;Guan-Ru Chen;Yan-Horn Lee;Sylvie Dufour;Ching-Fong Chang
Contributors: NTOU:Department of Aquaculture
Keywords: Eel;FSH;Gonadotropin receptors;Induced maturation;LH;Sex steroids
Date: 2007-10
Issue Date: 2011-10-21T02:18:14Z
Publisher: General and Comparative Endocrinology
Abstract: Abstract:Eel species have a striking life cycle with a blockade of puberty until the oceanic migration. We report the first molecular data on eel gonadotropin receptors. The partial sequences cloned covered two-third of the open reading frame and included most of the extracellular and transmembrane domains. Phylogenetic analysis partitioned the two eel gonadotropin receptors into the two teleost FSHR and LHR clusters, respectively. Real-time quantitative RT-PCR was used to quantify the expression of eel gonadotropins and their receptors. Similar levels of pituitary FSH-β and LH-β transcripts were found in the immature previtellogenic female eels. In contrast, ovarian FSHR mRNA level was at 100- to 185-fold higher than that of LHR. This revealed that FSHR rather LHR would mediate gonadotropin stimulation of the early stages of ovarian growth. Chronic treatment with fish pituitary homogenates, applied to induce eel sexual maturation, stimulated pituitary LH-β but suppressed FSH-β transcripts. In the ovaries, both FSHR and LHR mRNA were significantly increased in experimentally matured eels. Treatments with sexual steroids showed a stimulatory effect of estradiol-17β (E2) on pituitary LH-β mRNA levels, while FSH-β transcripts were suppressed by E2 or testosterone (T). In contrast, neither E2 nor T-treatment had any significant effect on ovarian FSHR nor LHR transcripts. This suggests that steroid feedbacks may be responsible for the opposite regulation of pituitary gonadotropins in experimentally matured eels, but are not involved in the regulation of gonadotropin receptors. In conclusion, these are the first data on the sequence, expression and regulation of gonadotropin receptors in the eel. They provide new foundation for basic and applied research on eel reproduction.
Relation: 154(1-3), pp.161-173
URI: http://ntour.ntou.edu.tw/handle/987654321/26666
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