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Title
The brown shrimp (**Crangon crangon** L.) ecdysteroid receptor complex: cloning, structural modeling of the ligand-binding domain and functional expression in an EcR-deficient **Drosophila** cell line
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Abstract
cDNAs encoding ecdysteroid receptor (EcR) and retinoid X receptor (RXR) were cloned and sequenced from brown shrimp Crangon crangon (Crustacea: Decapoda), a common faunal species and commercially important in the North-West European coastal waters. A 3D model of the ligand-binding domain (LBD) of EcR was created and docking of ponasterone A (PonA) was simulated in silico. Finally, we report the transfection of expression plasmids for these receptors in the mutant Drosophila L57-3-11 cell line. Through an ecdysteroid responsive reporter assay we clearly prove the functionality of shrimp ecdysteroid receptor in the transfected L57-3-11 cell line. Our results indicate that the Drosophila L57-3-11 cell line and in silico LBD modeling can be used to study the function of crustacean ecdysteroid receptors and be applied to assess endocrine disrupting effects on non-target crustacean species.
Language
English
Source (journal)
General and comparative endocrinology. - New York
Publication
New York : 2010
ISSN
0016-6480
Volume/pages
168:3(2010), p. 415-423
ISI
000281126700014
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 10.11.2010
Last edited 19.09.2017
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