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[cDNA cloning and expression analysis of MSTN gene from Schizopygopsis pylzovi].
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PMID:  23019028     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Myostatin (MSTN) is a member of the TGF-β superfamily that acts as a negative regulator of skeletal muscle growth. A full-length, 2 180 bp, cDNA sequence of the myostatin gene from Schizopygopisis pylzovi was cloned with RT-PCR,5'-RACE and 3'-RACE and the cDNA clone included a 1 128 bp ORF, encoding a 375 amino acid peptide. Using PCR, we obtained the sequences of two introns of the MSTN gene and found that its structure in Schizopygopsis pylzovi was similar to that of other vertebrates, including three exons and two introns. Likewise, the putative MSTN peptide of Schizopygopsis pylzovi contains a conserved RXXR proteolytic cleavage domain, and 8 conserved cysteine residues in the C terminal of the protein, similar to other vertebrates. Phylogenetic analysis showed that the MSTN of Schizopygopsis pylzovi has high homology with other cyprinid fishes, but a low homology with mammals and birds. In the 9 examined tissues, the MSTN gene was highly expressed in heart, kidney, intestine and spermary, while weakly expressed in muscle, brain, fat, gill and hepatopancreas. Quantitative real-time PCR analysis showed that the expression of MSTN gene was different during embryo development, suggesting that the fish MSTN may not only play roles in muscle development but also contribute to other biological functions.
Yan Chao; Lan-Ying Zhao; Chang-Zhong Li; Bao-Sheng Xie; Zhi-Xin Shen; Guo-Jie Wang; Zhen-Gang Wang; Chao Li; Bin-Qiang Bai; Hui Zhang; De-Lin Qi
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Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dong wu xue yan jiu = Zoological research / "Dong wu xue yan jiu" bian ji wei yuan hui bian ji     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0254-5853     ISO Abbreviation:  Zool. Res.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100961499     Medline TA:  Dongwuxue Yanjiu     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  chi     Pagination:  473-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Animal Science Department of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry College, Qinghai University, Xining 810016, China.;
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