Cloning and localization of immediate early response 2 (ier2) gene in the brain of medaka

Shogo Moriya, Dipti Chourasia, Kai We Ng, Nazmina Bahadur Khel, Ishwar S. Parhar

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Immediate early response (IER) 2 gene, a member of the IER family, is a gene of unknown function which is affected by external stimuli in the brain. In the present study, the full length sequence and localization of medaka (Oryzias latipes) ier2 was investigated in the brain to understand the functions of Ier2 in the future studies. The full length sequence of medaka ier2 was identified using a 3'-, 5'- rapid amplification of cDNA ends method, and distribution in the brain was identified using in situ hybridization. The identified full length ier2 mRNA consisted of 939 nucleotides spanning along 1 exon. The deduced amino acid sequence consisted of 171 amino acid residues which contains a highly conserved sequence, nuclear localization signal. ier2 mRNA was distributed in the telencephalon, midbrain and the hypothalamus. This highly conserved primary response gene Ier2 can be used to visualize and map functionally activated neuronal circuitry in the brain of medaka.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-29
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016


  • Full length sequence
  • Ier2
  • In situ hybridization
  • Medaka

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