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Behavioural changes controlled by catecholaminergic systems explain recurrent loss of pigmentation in cavefish


Bilandžija, Helena; Abraham, Lindsey; Ma, Li; Renner, Kenneth J.; Jeffery, William R.
Behavioural changes controlled by catecholaminergic systems explain recurrent loss of pigmentation in cavefish // Proceedings of the royal society of london series b-biological sciences, 285 (2018), 1878; 20180243, 10 doi:10.1098/rspb.2018.0243 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Behavioural changes controlled by catecholaminergic systems explain recurrent loss of pigmentation in cavefish

Autori
Bilandžija, Helena ; Abraham, Lindsey ; Ma, Li ; Renner, Kenneth J. ; Jeffery, William R.

Izvornik
Proceedings of the royal society of london series b-biological sciences (0962-8452) 285 (2018), 1878; 20180243, 10

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Astyanax mexicanus cavefish ; loss and reduction of pigmentation ; anaesthesia resistance ; melanin –catecholamine trade-off ; norepinephrine ; pleiotropy

Sažetak
Multiple cave populations of the teleost Astyanax mexicanus have repeatedly reduced or lost eye and body pigmentation during adaptation to dark caves. Albinism, the complete absence of melanin pigmentation, is controlled by loss-of-function mutations in the oca2 gene. The mutation is accompanied by an increase in the melanin synthesis precursor L-tyrosine, which is also a precursor for catecholamine synthesis. In this study, we show a relationship between pigmentation loss, enhanced catecholamine synthesis and responsiveness to anaesthesia, determined as a proxy for catecholaminerelated behaviours. We demonstrate that anaesthesia resistance (AR) is enhanced in multiple depigmented and albino cavefish (CF), inversely proportional to the degree of pigmentation loss, controlled by the oca2 gene, and can be modulated by experimental manipulations of L-tyrosine or the catecholamine norepinephrine (NE). Moreover, NE is increased in the brains of multiple albino and depigmented CF relative to surface fish. The results provide new insights into the evolution of pigment modification because NE controls a suite of adaptive behaviours similar to AR that may represent a target of natural selection. Thus, understanding the relationship between loss of pigmentation and AR may provide insight into the role of natural selection in the evolution of albinism via a melanin –catecholamine trade-off.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Biologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove
Institut "Ruđer Bošković", Zagreb

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Helena Bilandžija, (304972)

Časopis indeksira:


  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE


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