Gen Comp Endocrinol 2021 Jul 26:113872. Epub 2021 Jul 26.
Key Laboratory of Sustainable Development of Marine Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, Qingdao 266071, China; Laboratory for Marine Fisheries and Food Production Processes, Pilot National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (Qingdao), Qingdao 266237, China. Electronic address:
Despite its functional significance in mammals and birds, the biological role of gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone (GnIH) in reproduction is still far from being fully understood in teleosts. In the current study, we have identified LPXRFa, the piscine ortholog of GnIH, and its cognate receptor (LPXRFa-R) in yellowtail kingfish (YTK), which is considered as a promising species for aquaculture industry worldwide. The YTK cDNA sequence of lpxrfa was 534 base pair (bp) in length and encoded a 178-amino acids (aa) preprohormone. Read More