Temporal and Spatial Expression Patterns of Bone Morphogenetic Protein 3 in Developing Zebrafish
Midori Ito-Amano 1, Yukio Nakamura*, 1, Mika Morisaki 1, Xinjun He 2, Masanori Hayashi 1, Ramida Watanapokasin 3, Hiroyuki Kato 1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2014
First Page: 69
Last Page: 72
Publisher ID: TORJ-8-69
Article History:Received Date: 4/2/2014
Revision Received Date: 18/7/2014
Acceptance Date: 19/7/2014
Electronic publication date: 2 /10/2014
Collection year: 2014
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Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are important elements in bone biology. We herein report the expression profiles of zebrafish bmp3 (zbmp3) as demonstrated by real-time PCR and in situ hybridization. The expression of zbmp3 was highly detectable by real-time PCR from 1 day post-fertilization (1 dpf) to 2 weeks post-fertilization (2 wpf) and peaked at 1 wpf. For in situ hybridization experiments, zbmp3 was expressed in the otic vesicle at 1 dpf, 2 dpf, 3 dpf, and 5 dpf. It was also expressed in the pharyngeal arches, including the opercle, branchiostegal ray, and pectoral fins, at 2 dpf. Our results suggest that zbmp3 may play an important role in the skeletal biology of developing zebrafish.