Med. Weter. 69 (10), 612-615, 2013

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Herosimczyk A., O?go M., Lepczy?ski A., Ciechanowicz A., Colussi A., Seniuta P., Skrzypczak W.F.
Plasma proteomic profiling of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus)
This study was aimed at profiling plasma proteins of healthy 8-month-old African catfish. Plasma proteins within the isoelectric point ranging from 3.0 to 10.0 were separated by high resolution two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE). In total, 8 different gene products were identified with a matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) time-of-flight (TOF) mass spectrometer. These included carrier proteins (fatty acid-binding protein 1, metallothionein, mitoferrin-2), a structural protein (vimentin), proteins involved in the regulation of transcription (thyroid hormone receptor alpha A, endothelial differentiation-related factor 1 homolog), and others (B-cell lymphoma 6 protein homolog, FGFR1 oncogene partner 2 homolog). This is the first study attempting to map the plasma proteome of Clarias gariepinus. Owing to the lack of information concerning catfish protein sequences in the relevant databases, protein spots were identified by matching peptide data to interspecies homology. The results of this preliminary study may encourage other authors to undertake further research on the plasma proteome of the African catfish.
Key words: Clarias gariepinus, blood plasma, proteomics