Gender and sexual behavior modulate the composition of serum lipocalins in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus).

@article{Shirak2012GenderAS,
  title={Gender and sexual behavior modulate the composition of serum lipocalins in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus).},
  author={Andrey Shirak and Shay Reicher and S. Uliel and Tevie Mehlman and Alla Shainskaya and Micha Ron and Eyal Seroussi},
  journal={Gene},
  year={2012},
  volume={504 1},
  pages={22-30}
}
In tilapia species, plasma lipoproteins with high electrophoretic mobility function in intra- and intergender communication. Blood samples taken at onset and peak of daily sexual activity from dominant and subordinate Oreochromis niloticus males and females were fractionated by native gel electrophoresis and the fast-migrating proteins were subjected to mass spectrometry. Mining the sequence data of the Cichlid Genome Consortium, we identified 11 proteins from the lipocalin super-family and… CONTINUE READING