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Induction of branchial ion transporter mRNA expression during acclimation to salinity change in the euryhaline crab Chasmagnathus granulatus

Using quantitative real-time PCR, the expression of mRNAs encoding three transport-related proteins and one putative housekeeping protein was analyzed in anterior and posterior gills of the euryhaline crab Chasmagnathus granulatus following transfer from isosmotic conditions (30‰ salinity) to either...

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Autor Principal: <div class="autor_fcen" id="5211">Luquet, C.M.</div>
Otros Autores: Weihrauch, D., Senek, M., Towle, D.W.
Formato: Artículo
Lenguaje: eng
Publicado: 2005
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Acceso en línea: http://digital.bl.fcen.uba.ar/Download/paper/paper_00220949_v208_n19_p3627_Luquet.pdf
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Using quantitative real-time PCR, the expression of mRNAs encoding three transport-related proteins and one putative housekeeping protein was analyzed in anterior and posterior gills of the euryhaline crab Chasmagnathus granulatus following transfer from isosmotic conditions (30‰ salinity) to either dilute (2‰) or concentrated (45‰) seawater. Modest changes were observed in the abundance of mRNAs encoding the housekeeping protein arginine kinase and the vacuolar-type H+-ATPase B-subunit, both of which were highly expressed under all conditions. By contrast, the expression of Na +/K+-ATPase α-subunit mRNA and Na+/K +/2Cl- cotransporter mRNA was strongly responsive to external salinity. During acclimation to dilute seawater, cotransporter mRNA increased 10-20-fold in posterior gills within the first 24 h while Na +/K+-ATPase α-subunit mRNA increased 35-55-fold. During acclimation to concentrated seawater, cotransporter mRNA increased 60-fold by 96 h and Na+/K+-ATPase α-subunit increased approximately 25-fold in posterior gills. Our results indicate a complex pattern of transcriptional regulation dependent upon the direction of salinity change and the developmental background of the gills.