Induction of three vitellogenins by 17beta-estradiol with concurrent inhibition of the growth hormone-insulin-like growth factor 1 axis in a euryhaline teleost, the tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus).

@article{Davis2007InductionOT,
  title={Induction of three vitellogenins by 17beta-estradiol with concurrent inhibition of the growth hormone-insulin-like growth factor 1 axis in a euryhaline teleost, the tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus).},
  author={Lori K. Davis and Naoshi Hiramatsu and Kaori Hiramatsu and Benjamin J. Reading and Takahiro Matsubara and Akihiko Hara and Craig V. Sullivan and Andrew L. Pierce and Tetsuya Hirano and E. Gordon Grau},
  journal={Biology of reproduction},
  year={2007},
  volume={77 4},
  pages={614-25}
}
The objective of the present study was to utilize the male Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) as a model for examining the molecular mechanisms that mediate the physiological transition between somatic and gonadal growth in female teleost fish, and in vertebrates in general. Partial cDNAs that encode multiple forms of vitellogenin (Vtg), which is the major precursor of yolk proteins, were cloned from estrogen-treated males and utilized to develop real-time quantitative RT-PCR assays… CONTINUE READING