Insulin-like androgenic gland hormone 1 (IAG1) regulates sexual differentiation in a hermaphrodite shrimp through feedback to neuroendocrine factors

Liu, Fang, Shi, Wenyuan, Ye, Haihui, Zeng, Chaoshu, and Zhu, Zhihuang (2021) Insulin-like androgenic gland hormone 1 (IAG1) regulates sexual differentiation in a hermaphrodite shrimp through feedback to neuroendocrine factors. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 303. 113706.

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Abstract

Insulin-like androgenic gland hormone (IAG) is regarded as a key sexual differentiation regulator in gonochoristic crustaceans. However, until now the knowledge concerning its functions in hermaphroditic crustaceans is scanty. Herein, we investigated the function of IAG (Lvit-IAG1) in peppermint shrimp Lysmata vittata, a species that possesses protandric simultaneous hermaphroditism (PSH) reproductive system, which is rare among crustaceans. Lvit-IAG1 was exclusively expressed in the androgenic gland. The qRT-PCR demonstrated that its mRNA expression level was relatively high at the functional male phase but decreased sharply in the subsequent euhermaphrodite phase. Both the short-term and long-term silencing experiments showed that Lvit-IAG1 negatively regulated both the gonad-inhibiting hormone (Lvit-GIH) and crustacean female sex hormone (Lvit-CFSH) expressions in the eyestalk ganglion. Besides, Lvit-IAG1 gene knockdown induced a retarded development of the appendices masculinae (AM) and male gonopores while suppressing the germ cells at the primary spermatocyte stage. Also, Lvit-IAG1 gene silencing hindered ovarian development. This in turn led to small vitellogenic oocytes and decreased expression of vitellogenin and vitellogenin receptor genes in hepatopancreas and ovarian region, respectively. Generally, this study’s findings imply that Lvit-IAG1 modulated the male sexual differentiation in PSH species L. vittata, and exhibited negative feedback on Lvit-GIH and Lvit-CFSH genes expression in the species’ eyestalk ganglion.

Item ID: 73103
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1095-6840
Copyright Information: © 2020 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2022 04:17
FoR Codes: 30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3005 Fisheries sciences > 300501 Aquaculture @ 70%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3109 Zoology > 310910 Animal physiology - systems @ 30%
SEO Codes: 10 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 1002 Fisheries - aquaculture > 100201 Aquaculture crustaceans (excl. rock lobster and prawns) @ 100%
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