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Modulation of glial fibrillary acidic protein immunoreactivity during Sparus aurata L. development. A preliminary report
X. Busquets, B. Morales-Nin and P. Ventayol

A band of approximately 50-5 1 kDa, corresponding to glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), was detected by immunoblot techniques in the brain tissue of Sparus aurata L. The levels of GFAP immunoreactivity were determined at three different stages of development: 6 month old, 18 month old and adults reared in an aquaculture facility for 3-4 years. Our results indicated a decrease of GFAP levels during S. aurata development from six month old to adult individuals. An explanation for this observation is suggested.

Keywords: Sparus aurata; Glial fibrillary acidic protein; GFAP; immunoblot; Western blot; Marine fish development.
Contents of this volume Sci. Mar. 60(2-3) : 417-421 Back PDF
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