Influence of temperature regime on endocrine parameters and vitellogenesis during experimental maturation of European eel (Anguilla anguilla) females

L. Perez, D.S. Penaranda, S. Dufour, S. Baloche, A.P. Palstra, G.E.E.J.M. Thillart, J.F. Asturiano

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Abstract

We examined the effect of temperature in European silver eels during their maturation induced by injections of carp pituitary extract on endocrine parameters: pituitary fshß and lhß expression, plasma 17ß-estradiol (E2) and vitellogenin, estrogen receptor 1 (esr1), and vitellogenin 2 (vtg2) expression in liver. A variable thermal regime (T10) that increased from 10° to 14° and 17°C was compared with a constant 20°C regime (T20) during 12weeks. T10 caused a faster development until week 8, higher fshß, lhß, esr1 expression, and higher E2 levels. The results strongly suggest that T10 is inducing a higher endogenous FSH level which increases the E2 circulating level during vitellogenesis. A variable thermal regime induced an fshß expression and E2 profile in vitellogenic hormonally matured eel females that were more similar to the profile observed in other naturally maturing fish
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-59
JournalGeneral and Comparative Endocrinology
Volume174
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • messenger-rna levels
  • glycoprotein hormone alpha
  • goldfish carassius-auratus
  • trout oncorhynchus-mykiss
  • induced sexual-maturation
  • conger conger-myriaster
  • ii-beta subunits
  • japanese eel
  • luteinizing-hormone
  • artificial maturation

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