Transciptome analysis of the gill and swimbladder of Takifugu rubripes by RNA-Seq

Jun Cui, Shikai Liu, Bing Zhang, Hongdi Wang, Hongjuan Sun, Shuhui Song, Xuemei Qiu, Yang Liu, Xiuli Wang, Zhiqiang Jiang, Zhanjiang Liu

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Abstract

The fish gill, as one of the mucosal barriers, plays an important role in mucosal immune response. The fish swimbladder functions for regulating buoyancy. The fish swimbladder has long been postulated as a homologous organ of the tetrapod lung, but the molecular evidence is scarce. In order to provide new information that is complementary to gill immune genes, initiate new research directions concerning the genetic basis of the gill immune response and understand the molecular function of swimbladder as well as its relationship with lungs, transcriptome analysis of the fugu Takifugu rubripes gill and swimbladder was carried out by RNA-Seq. Approximately 55,061,524 and 44,736,850 raw sequence reads from gill and swimbladder were generated, respectively. Gene ontology (GO) and KEGG pathway analysis revealed diverse biological functions and processes. Transcriptome comparison between gill and swimbladder resulted in 3,790 differentially expressed genes, of which 1,520 were up-regulated in the swimbladder while 2,270 were down-regulated. In addition, 406 up regulated isoforms and 296 down regulated isoforms were observed in swimbladder in comparison to gill. By the gene enrichment analysis, the three immune-related pathways and 32 immune-related genes in gill were identified. In swimbladder, five pathways including 43 swimbladder-enriched genes were identified. This work should set the foundation for studying immune-related genes for the mucosal immunity and provide genomic resources to study the relatedness of the fish swimbladder and mammalian lung. Copyright:

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere85505
JournalPloS one
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 16 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • General

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    Cui, J., Liu, S., Zhang, B., Wang, H., Sun, H., Song, S., Qiu, X., Liu, Y., Wang, X., Jiang, Z., & Liu, Z. (2014). Transciptome analysis of the gill and swimbladder of Takifugu rubripes by RNA-Seq. PloS one, 9(1), [e85505]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0085505