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Somatolactin Transcription during Oogenesis in Female Blue Gourami (Trichogaster trichopterus)

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DOI: 10.4236/abc.2015.57025    3,399 Downloads   3,822 Views Citations
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Somatolactin (SL), a specific pituitary hormone belonging to the prolactin (PRL) super family, is involved in background adaptation, osmoregulation, reproduction and fatty acid metabolism. The goal of this study was to examine the gene transcription of SL changes in the ovary of blue gourami females (Trichogaster trichopterus) during oogenesis by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (Real-Time PCR). Somatolactin in the pituitary was higher in females at low vitellogenesis compared to females with oocytes in maturation, and the difference was significant (p < 0.05). No significant differences were found in mRNA levels between low and high vitellogenesis, and high vitellogenesis and maturation. The findings of this and previous studies demonstrate that SL, growth hormone (GH) and PRL are involved in oogenesis in blue gourami; however, considerably more studies are required in order to separate the functions of these hormones.

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Degani, G. (2015) Somatolactin Transcription during Oogenesis in Female Blue Gourami (Trichogaster trichopterus). Advances in Biological Chemistry, 5, 279-285. doi: 10.4236/abc.2015.57025.

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