Proteomic profile of zebrafish brain based on two-dimensional gel electrophoresis matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization MS/MS analysis

Zebrafish. 2010 Jun;7(2):169-77. doi: 10.1089/zeb.2010.0657.


Zebrafish is one of the most widely studied model organisms for understanding the neurodevelopment and neurological disorders of humans because of its similar brain structure, genome, and proteome. Understanding the zebrafish brain proteome is particularly useful as no data of zebrafish brain proteome are available despite its wide use as an alternative neurological animal model. We have determined the proteome profile of the zebrafish brain based on two-dimensional gel electrophoresis covering 161 proteins including 96 protein identities reported to the Swiss-Prot database. The proteins identified in this study were found to be associated with various pathways such as cell death, free radical scavenging, cell signaling, nervous system development, and cell cycle. The identified proteins were also observed to play important roles in various brain-related diseases and genetic disorders, such as Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, and schizophrenia. This article provides the zebrafish brain two-dimensional gel electrophoresis proteome map and the details of the 161 brain tissue-specific proteins. Also we have established the roles of the identified proteins in various neurological functions and diseases based on pathway analysis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brain / metabolism*
  • Computational Biology
  • Electrophoresis, Gel, Two-Dimensional
  • Gene Expression Profiling*
  • Proteins / metabolism*
  • Proteomics / methods
  • Spectrometry, Mass, Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption-Ionization
  • Zebrafish / metabolism*


  • Proteins