GATA-1 expression pattern can be recapitulated in living transgenic zebrafish using GFP reporter gene.
Q Long, A Meng, H Wang, JR Jessen, MJ Farrell, S Lin
Development | Published : 1997
In this study, DNA constructs containing the putative zebrafish promoter sequences of GATA-1, an erythroid-specific transcription factor, and the green fluorescent protein reporter gene, were microinjected into single-cell zebrafish embryos. Erythroid-specific activity of the GATA-1 promoter was observed in living embryos during early development. Fluorescent circulating blood cells were detected in microinjected embryos 24 hours after fertilization and were still present in 2-month-old fish. Germline transgenic fish obtained from the injected founders continued to express green fluorescent protein in erythroid cells in the F1 and F2 generations. The green fluorescent protein expression patt..View full abstract