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Molecular cloning, characterization and expression pattern of androgen receptor in Spinibarbus denticulatus.
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PMID:  19028496     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Androgens play key roles in sex differentiation, gonadal maturation and reproductive behaviors and their actions are generally mediated through androgen receptor (AR). In the present study, isolation, sequencing and characterization of cDNA encoding AR and its temporal and spatial expression profiles in both sexes of Spinibarbus denticulate were carried out. Androgen receptor of Spinibarbus denticulate (sdAR) was 3172bp in length and encoded a 95.4kDa protein of 865 amino acids. Phylogenetic analysis and multiple amino acids sequence alignment indicated the close relationship and high score similarity of sdAR with ARs of other cyprinid species. A single transcript of approximate 3.2kb was identified in testis, liver and brain. RT-PCR assay characterized that sdAR mRNA was broadly distributed in both central nervous system (CNS) and most of peripheral tissues in male fish, while was confined to olfactory, telencephalon and hypothalamus of CNS and peripheral tissues including liver, spleen, head kidney, heart, and red muscle in females. During the embryonic development, sdAR mRNA was firstly detected at 16-cells stage and mid blastula stage with very weak signal. Little or no signal was detected in mid gastrula and neurula stages. The expression was occurred in the following developmental phases as well as in larvae of 4 days post hatching. During gonadal recrudescence process, liver of both sexes and testis were the most AR mRNA abundant tissues. In male fish, abundance of sdAR mRNA significantly varied in pituitary at fully recrudesced stage and brain at late recrudescing phase, respectively. No significant variation was found throughout the ovary recrudesce in each tissue checked. Our present work provided preliminary evidences that AR mediated androgen action on reproduction and development in both sexes of S. denticulate.
Xiaochun Liu; Huali Su; Pei Zhu; Yong Zhang; Junhai Huang; Haoran Lin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-11-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  General and comparative endocrinology     Volume:  160     ISSN:  1095-6840     ISO Abbreviation:  Gen. Comp. Endocrinol.     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-23     Completed Date:  2009-05-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370735     Medline TA:  Gen Comp Endocrinol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93-101     Citation Subset:  IM    
State Key Laboratory of Biocontrol, Institute of Aquatic Economic Animals and Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory for Aquatic Economic Animals, School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China.
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MeSH Terms
Amino Acid Sequence
Base Sequence
Blotting, Northern
Cloning, Molecular
Cyprinidae / genetics*
Models, Genetic
Receptors, Androgen / chemistry*,  classification,  genetics*
Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
Sequence Alignment
Sequence Analysis, DNA
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Receptors, Androgen

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