Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/11455/38210
標題: Granzyme G is expressed in the two-cell stage mouse embryo and is required for the maternal-zygotic transition
作者: Tsai, T.C.
陳全木
Lin, W.
Yang, S.H.
Cheng, W.T.K.
Cheng, E.H.
Lee, M.S.
Chong, K.Y.
Chen, C.M.
關鍵字: metrial gland-cells;messenger-rna expression;differential display;gene-expression;transgenic mice;preimplantation development;nk cells;in-vitro;activation;pregnancy
Project: Bmc Developmental Biology
期刊/報告no:: Bmc Developmental Biology, Volume 10.
摘要: 
Background: Detailed knowledge of the molecular and cellular mechanisms that direct spatial and temporal gene expression in pre-implantation embryos is critical for understanding the control of the maternal-zygotic transition and cell differentiation in early embryonic development. In this study, twenty-three clones, expressed at different stages of early mouse development, were identified using differential display reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (DDRT-PCR). One of these clones, which is expressed in 2-cell stage embryos at 48 hr post-hCG injection, shows a perfect sequence homology to the gene encoding the granzyme G protein. The granzyme family members are serine proteases that are present in the secretory granules of cytolytic T lymphocytes. However, the pattern of granzyme G expression and its function in early mouse embryos are entirely unknown. Results: Upon the introduction of an antisense morpholino (2 mM) against granzyme G to knock-down endogenous gene function, all embryos were arrested at the 2- to 4-cell stages of egg cleavage, and the de novo synthesis of zygotic RNAs was decreased. The embryonic survival rate was dramatically decreased at the late 2-cell stage when serine protease-specific inhibitors, 0.1 mM 3,4-dichloroisocoumarin (3,4-DCI), and 2 mM phenyl methanesulphonyl fluoride (PMSF), were added to the in vitro embryonic culture medium. Survival was not affected by the addition of 0.5 mM EDTA, a metalloproteinase inhibitor. Conclusion: We characterized for the first time the expression and function of granzyme G during early stage embryogenesis. Our data suggest that granzyme G is an important factor in early mouse embryonic development and may play a novel role in the elimination of maternal proteins and the triggering of zygotic gene expression during the maternal-zygotic transition.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11455/38210
ISSN: 1471-213X
DOI: 10.1186/1471-213x-10-88
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