Esther Pérez Asensio

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Flatfish metamorphosis involves major physiological and morphological changes. Due to its importance in aquaculture and as a model for developmental studies, some gene expression studies have focused on the understanding of this process using quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) technique. Therefore, adequate reference genes for accurate normalization are(More)
Insulin-like growth factors I and II (IGF-I and IGF-II) play an important role as modulators of development, growth, and reproduction. This study aimed to isolate the IGF-I and IGF-II cDNAs and determine their temporal expression pattern in different organs and throughout larval development in Senegal sole. The rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE) was(More)
The Senegalese sole, Solea senegalensis, is a highly prized flatfish of growing commercial interest for aquaculture in Southern Europe. However, despite the industrial production of Senegalese sole being hampered primarily by lack of information on the physiological mechanisms involved in reproduction, growth and immunity, very limited genomic information(More)
HSP90 proteins are chaperones that play a pivotal role in controlling multiple regulatory pathways such as stress defense, hormone signalling, cell cycle control, cell proliferation and differentiation, and apoptosis. In this study, two cDNAs encoding for cytosolic HSP90, referred to as HSP90AA and HSP90AB, have been sequenced. Main features and sequence(More)
Thyroid hormones (TH) play a critical role in flatfish metamorphosis. Their levels are regulated by the pituitary-thyroid axis. The expression profile of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) beta subunit and thyroglobulin (Tg) was investigated using a real-time PCR approach. Both genes exhibited different expression patterns during larval development in(More)
Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) is an essential enzyme of the glycolytic pathway. The application of large-scale genomics to Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis) has facilitated the identification of two different genes referred to as GAPDH-1 and GAPDH-2. Main characteristics and sequence similarities with other fish and mammals are(More)
The Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis) is a marine flatfish of increasing commercial interest. However, the reproduction of this species in captivity is not yet controlled mainly because of the poor knowledge on its reproductive physiology, as it occurs for other non-salmonid marine teleosts that exhibit group-synchronous ovarian follicle development. In(More)
The application of large-scale genomics to Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis) has allowed for the identification of six different trypsinogen genes. The catalytic triad (His-57, Asp-102, and Ser-195) and other residues required for trypsin functionality were conserved across all trypsinogens. Sequence identities, charges and phylogenetic analysis allowed(More)
Cortisol, the main glucocorticoid in fish, undertakes pleiotropic biological effects in response to stressors to maintain homeostasis. It can exert several actions on the immune system, growth and cellular metabolism, establishing a fine-tune regulation stress response and cross-talk interactions with other regulatory pathways. In this study, we(More)
Eukaryotic elongation factor 1 alpha (eEF1A) is one of the four subunits composing eukaryotic translation elongation factor 1. It catalyzes the binding of aminoacyl-tRNA to the A-site of the ribosome in a GTP-dependent manner during protein synthesis, although it also seems to play a role in other non-translational processes. Currently, little information(More)