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The growth hormone – IGF-I system is involved in cranial tissue remodeling in metamorphosing Atlantic halibut larvae

Poster (konferens)
Författare Ingibjörg Einarsdottir
Jon Hildahl
DM Power
Björn Thrandur Björnsson
Publicerad i Sixth International Symposium on Fish Endocrinology (6ISFE) Program and Abstract Book
Publiceringsår 2008
Publicerad vid Zoologiska institutionen
Språk en
Ämneskategorier Biologiska vetenskaper

Sammanfattning

The Atlantic halibut is a large, cold-water flatfish which inhabits the North Atlantic. The pelagic and symmetric larvae undergo metamorphosis as an adaptation to better suit them for a benthic life. Metamorphosis involves many dramatic biological changes including a major reconstruction of the cranium during which the left eye migrates to the right side of the head. The structural driving force of eye migration is assumed to be the growth and migration of the ethmoid plate and the migration of the frontal processes towards the future ocular side, and fibroblast proliferation ventrally to the migrating eye. Metamorphosis is under endocrine control and thyroid hormones are known to be the main regulatory hormones. Data on the role of other growth regulators, including the growth hormone (GH) - insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) system, in halibut metamorphosis are sparse. GH content in the head region increases steadily from first feeding throughout the larval phase until post-metamorphosis, while IGF-I content in the body increases until the onset of metamorphosis and decline thereafter. In situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry reveal that mRNA and proteins of the type I GH receptor (GHR), and mRNA of the type II GHR and the IGF-I receptor (IGF-IR) are expressed in fibroblasts in soft tissue between the eyes, frontal bone osteocytes and dorsal cranial chondrocytes during the metamorphic process. In fibroblasts and chondrocytes, the expression appears most intense at the start of metamorphosis (stage 8) and decreases during subsequent developmental stages. IGF-IR expression decreases in frontal bone osteocytes after the completion of metamorphosis (stage 10). The decrease in tissue IGF-I content during metamorphosis, and the localization and change in abundance of GHRs and IGF-IR in head structures undergoing reconstruction, indicate the involvement of the GH-IGF-I system in Atlantic halibut metamorphosis. Acknowledgement: Work financed by the Commission of the European Communities within the project “Arrested development: the molecular and endocrine basis of flatfish metamorphosis” (Q5RS-2002-01192).

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