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Ramos-Balderas, JL; Carrillo-Rosas, S; Guzman, A; Navarro, RE; Maldonado, E (2013)

THE ZEBRAFISH MUTANTS FOR THE V-ATPASE SUBUNITS D, AC45, E, H AND C AND THEIR VARIABLE PIGMENT DILUTION PHENOTYPE

BMC Research Notes 6(1):
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The V-ATPase is a proton pump that creates an acidic medium, necessary for lysosome function and vesicular traffic. It is also essential for several developmental processes. Many enzymes, like the V-ATPase, are assemblies of multiple subunits, in which each one performs a specific function required to achieve full activity. In the zebrafish V-ATPase 15 different subunits form this multimeric complex and mutations in any of these subunits induce hypopigmentation or pigment dilution phenotype. We have previously found variability in the pigment dilution phenotype among five of the V-ATPase zebrafish mutants. This work presents additional information about such differences and is an update from a previous report.