LUQUET carlos Marcelo
Na+/K+/2Cl- Cotransporter and Na+-K+-ATPase mRNA in the South American rainbow crab Chasmagnathus granulatus after acclimation to low and high salinity.
LUQUET, C; SENEK, M; TOWLE, D.
Bulletin of the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory
Lugar: Salisbury Cove, Maine; Año: 2003 vol. 42 p. 63 - 63
Electrophysiological evidence suggests that the posterior gills of Chasmagnathus granulatus take up ions from a dilute medium through basolateral Na+ K+-ATPase and apical Na+/K+/2Cl- cotransporter (NKCC). However, the participation of the latter transporter could not be directly studied because of the impermeability of the cuticle to the inhibitor. In this study, we amplified, partially sequenced, and measured the abundance of Na+ K+-ATPase and NKCC mRNA in gill 3 (representative of anterior gills) and gill 7 (representative of posterior gills) of C. granulatus transferred from seawater to low salinity (2 ppt). Poly-A mRNA was reverse tran-scribed using oligo-dT and SuperScript II reverse transcriptase. cDNA was amplified by PCR using Sigma Red Taq DNA polymerase. Amplification products were extracted from electro-phoresis gels using a Qiagen MinElute gel extraction kit and prepared for direct sequencing. We obtained partial sequences of 678 and 762 base pairs for Na+ K+-ATPase and NKCC respectively (Acc. Nos. AF548369 and AF548368) from which specific primers were designed. To measure mRNA, cDNA was amplified in the presence of SYBR Green dye using Qiagen Quantitect chemistry and the Stratagene MX4000 Multiplex Quantitative PCR System. A dilution series demonstrated a linear relationship between threshold cycle (Ct) and log10 of template availability. Transfer of crabs from 30 to 2 ppt salinity was accompanied by a significant increase in the abundance of Na+ K+-ATPase mRNA in gills, particularly in the posterior ones, starting at 24 hour after transfer. NKCC mRNA sharply decreased after the first 6 hours and then gradually increased in posterior gills, while no change was observed in anterior gills