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Loss of Mgat5a-mediated N -glycosylation stimulates regeneration in zebrafish

Overview of attention for article published in Cell Regeneration, January 2016
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Loss of Mgat5a-mediated N -glycosylation stimulates regeneration in zebrafish
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Cell Regeneration, January 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13619-016-0031-5
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Wuhong Pei, Sunny C. Huang, Lisha Xu, Kade Pettie, María Laura Ceci, Mario Sánchez, Miguel L. Allende, Shawn M. Burgess


We are using genetics to identify genes specifically involved in hearing regeneration. In a large-scale genetic screening, we identified mgat5a, a gene in the N-glycosylation biosynthesis pathway whose activity negatively impacts hair cell regeneration. We used a combination of mutant analysis in zebrafish and a hair cell regeneration assay to phenotype the loss of Mgat5a activity in zebrafish. We used pharmacological inhibition of N-glycosylation by swansonine. We also used over-expression analysis by mRNA injections to demonstrate how changes in N-glycosylation can alter cell signaling. We found that mgat5a was expressed in multiple tissues during zebrafish embryo development, particularly enriched in neural tissues including the brain, retina, and lateral line neuromasts. An mgat5a insertional mutation and a CRISPR/Cas9-generated truncation mutation both caused an enhancement of hair cell regeneration which could be phenocopied by pharmacological inhibition with swansonine. In addition to hair cell regeneration, inhibition of the N-glycosylation pathway also enhanced the regeneration of lateral line axon and caudal fins. Further analysis showed that N-glycosylation altered the responsiveness of TGF-beta signaling. The findings from this study provide experimental evidence for the involvement of N-glycosylation in tissue regeneration and cell signaling.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 13 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 23%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 15%
Student > Bachelor 2 15%
Professor 1 8%
Unspecified 1 8%
Other 3 23%
Unknown 1 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 46%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 15%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 8%
Unspecified 1 8%
Chemical Engineering 1 8%
Other 1 8%
Unknown 1 8%

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