Alkali-like myosin light chain-1 (myl1) is an early marker for differentiating fast muscle cells in zebrafish
2011 (English)In: Developmental Dynamics, ISSN 1058-8388, E-ISSN 1097-0177, Vol. 240, no 7, 1856-1863 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
During myogenesis, muscle precursors become divided into either fast- or slow-twitch fibres, which in the zebrafish occupy distinct domains in the embryo. Genes encoding sarcomeric proteins specific for fast or slow fibres are frequently used as lineage markers. In an attempt to identify and evaluate early definitive markers for cells in the fast-twitch pathway, we analysed genes encoding proteins contributing to the fast sarcomeric structures. The previously uncharacterized zebrafish alkali-like myosin light chain gene (myl1) was found to be expressed exclusively in cells in the fast-twitch pathway initiated at an early stage of fast fibre differentiation. Myl1 was expressed earlier, and in a more fibre type restricted manner, than any of the previously described and frequently used fast myosin light and heavy chain and troponin muscle markers mylz2, mylz3, tnni2, tnnt3a, fMyHC1.3. In summary, this study introduces a novel marker for early differentiating fast muscle cells.
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John Wiley & Sons, 2011. Vol. 240, no 7, 1856-1863 p.
alkali-like myosin light chain-1;zebrafish;fast muscle cells
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-51586DOI: 10.1002/dvdy.22677ISI: 000292155800020PubMedID: 21674687OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-51586DiVA: diva2:484447