Selection of reference genes as internal controls for gene expression in tissues of red abalone Haliotis rufescens (Mollusca, Vetigastropoda; Swainson, 1822)

López-Landavery, Edgar A.; Portillo-López, Amelia; Gallardo-Escárate, Cristian; Del Río-Portilla, Miguel A.

Abstract

The red abalone Haliotis rufescens is one of the most important species for aquaculture in Baja California, Mexico, and despite this, few gene expression studies have been done in tissues such as gill, head and gonad. For this purpose, reverse transcription and quantitative real time PCR (RT-qPCR) is a powerful tool for gene expression evaluation. For a reliable analysis, however, it is necessary to select and validate housekeeping genes that allow proper transcription quantification. Stability of nine housekeeping genes (ACTB, BGLU, TUBB, CY, GAPDH, HPRTI, RPL5, SDHA and UBC) was evaluated in different tissues of red abalone (gill, head and gonad/digestive gland). Four-fold serial dilutions of cDNA (from 25 ng mu L-1 to 039 ng mu L-1) were used to prepare the standard curve, and it showed gene efficiencies between 0.95 and 0.99, with R-2 = 0.99. geNorm and NormFinder analysis showed that RPL5 and CY were the most stable genes considering all tissues, whereas in gill HPRTI and BGLU were most stable. In gonad/digestive gland, RPL5 and TUBB were the most stable genes with geNorm, while SDHA and HPRTI were the best using NormFinder. Similarly, in head the best genes were RPL5 and UBC with geNorm, and GAPDH and CY with NormFinder. The technical variability analysis with RPL5 and abalone gonad/digestive gland tissue indicated a high repeatability with a variation coefficient within groups <= 0.56% and between groups <= 1.89%. These results will help us for further research in reproduction, thermoregulation and endocrinology in red abalone. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Título según WOS: Selection of reference genes as internal controls for gene expression in tissues of red abalone Haliotis rufescens (Mollusca, Vetigastropoda; Swainson, 1822)
Título según SCOPUS: Selection of reference genes as internal controls for gene expression in tissues of red abalone Haliotis rufescens (Mollusca, Vetigastropoda; Swainson, 1822)
Título de la Revista: Gene
Volumen: 549
Número: 2
Editorial: Elsevier
Fecha de publicación: 2014
Página de inicio: 258
Página final: 265
Idioma: English
URL: http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0378111914008993
DOI:

10.1016/j.gene.2014.08.002

Notas: ISI, SCOPUS