Identification of zRAP55,a gene preponderantly expressed in Stages I and II oocytes of zebrafish.


In an in silico search for gonand specific expressed genes, we have identified zRAP55 which is enriched in the ovary of zebrafish . zRAP55 encodes a protein of 382 amino acids with a highly conserved Lsm domain. zRAP55 protein shares more than 56% identities with that of other vertebrate species. RT-PCR results show that it is predominantly expressed in the… (More)
DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1141.2010.05469