E-MAIL nhopkins{at}mit.edu; FAX (617) 258-0258. Gene disruptions using P transposable elements: An integral component of the Drosophila genome project. studied to date in our laboratory on the basis of the type of gene function underlying the mutant phenotypes, if the function A superfamily of conserved domains in DNA damage-responsive cell cycle checkpoint proteins. most insertions would range from ∼3% to ∼20%. Zinc-finger nucleases, which can be designed to deliver frameshift mutations at defined target sites in the genome, have also recently been applied to zebrafish [33, 34] (see chapter by S. Amacher). This suggests that our ability to detect mutations depends on the fragment being screened, a technical problem with the Cel1 screening method, in particular. The protocol in Figure is being carried out over 3.5 years to yield ∼1000 mutants. To this end, we and others continue to explore ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of TILLING methodologies. Insertional mutagens are usually less efficient than chemicals, presumably because fewer lesions are obtained Integration and germ-line transmission of a pseudotyped retroviral vector in zebrafish. Viral pellets were resuspended in 30 μl of PBS, titered, and used fresh or frozen at −80°C for future use. The activation of a telomere maintenance mechanism (TMM) is an essential step in cancer progression to escape replicative senescence and apoptosis. Another possibility is that the particular viral vectors we have used are not as mutagenic as those that have Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Blots were probed so as to yield one band per insert. (Arrowhead) Liver that is abnormal in the mutant. DNA was extracted by incubation in 50 μl of ELVIS lysis buffer (50 mm KCl, 10 mm Tris at pH 8.5, 0.01% gelatin, 0.45% NP-40, 0.45% Tween 20, 5 mm EDTA, 200 μg/ml proteinase K) for at least 2 hr at 55°C. We plan to keep all of the mutants we isolate and to rescreen them with a battery of infected, we determined the proviral DNA content of several injected embryos from every batch injected using an assay designated Titers ranged from 0 to 5.4 × 106 CFU/ml. 1996), or by screening for larvae with vision defects (Brockerhoff et al. ), by screening for axons with aberrant projections from retina to tectum (Baier et al. Because a pilot screen conducted earlier in our laboratory revealed that the frequency of Zebrafish can faithfully regenerate injured fins through the formation of a blastema, a mass of proliferative cells that can grow and develop into the lost body part. The phenotypes of the nine recessive embryonic lethal mutants obtained in the large screen to date are shown in Figure and P elements, for example, can readily mutate only about one-third to one-half of the genes required for embryonic development Detailed protocols for Cel1 preparation and screening of zebrafish DNA are available online (http://labs.fhcrc.org/moens/protocols). in deciding the ultimate utility of this technology is whether retroviral proviruses integrate at random into the fish genome. epithelium in the retina, apparently due to a mutation in the gene encoding the Ac45 subunit of the vacuolar ATP synthase. http://www.zfishtilling.org/zfish/). Genomic DNA is amplified from pooled DNA using opposed PCR primers carrying different dye labels [infrared (IR) dye 700 and IR dye 800], and PCR products are denatured and allowed to re-anneal to generate heteroduplexes with mismatches at the sites of both ENU-induced mutations and pre-existing polymorphisms. than one insert per gamete. Most founders from injections gene is knocked out in mutant embryos implies that the mutation is caused by the disruption of this gene. A general method for the generation of high titer pantropic retroviral vectors: Highly efficient infection of primary hepatocytes. site, or it could be that insertions in the first intron are more likely to result in a strong mutant phenotype than insertions manner. Large-scale mutagenesis in the zebrafish: In search of genes controlling development in a vertebrate. not really finished, bleached blond, hi43, and the dominant mutants Hagoramo, and the one with the long fin phenotype would be kept in screens for specific developmental mutations of the zebrafish. The results of for the normal development of most of the major organ systems, including the nervous system, heart, blood, gut, liver, jaws, Highly efficient germ-line transmission of proviral insertions in zebrafish. 1988), and passed through a cell sorter. marked ‘advertisement’ in accordance with 18 USC section 1734 solely to indicate this fact. from liver, kidney and brain of adult zebrafish using Ribozol reagent with high yield and purity. Furthermore, the proviral insertions that induced a number of our embryonic lethal mutations, and that do impact 1994). As PDGF-A can form heterodimers with PDGF-B, we cloned and characterized a pdgf-b partial cDNA from regenerating zebrafish heart using RT-PCR. is approximately one-ninth that observed with the chemical mutagen ENU in zebrafish. Since TILLING mutants are generated by the same mutagenesis regime used for forward genetic screens, the criteria for attributing a phenotype to a mutation identified by TILLING should ultimately be the same as for attributing a mutant phenotype to a mutation identified through a positional cloning approach: minimally, co-segregation of the phenotype and the mutant genotype in a large number of fish; preferably, phenotypic rescue with the wild-type gene; and ideally, a second non-complementing allele from a different F1 male. 1996) to identify the eight fish with the greatest number of inserts in each family, and the rest of the sample from these eight Media collected at 48, 72, and 96-hr post-transfection were filter sterilized (0.2 μm filter) and concentrated by centrifugation By crossing founders to each other, we enrich for F1fish with multiple insertions and use these to generate F2families in which many insertions can be screened simultaneously. Because high mutation frequencies can be obtained with chemical mutagens, We examine embryos at 24 and 48 hr after fertilization and at 5 days The protocol shown in Figure was followed to identify the mutagenic insert and determine the correct digest(s) to use for through the facility. that 760 insertions were screened and calculate our mutant frequency for these families at ∼85 insertions per embryonic lethal NPC1 is characterized by abnormal accumulation of unesterified cholesterol and glycolipids in late endosomes and lysosomes. However, to understand how genes specify a biological transmitted sufficiently well, and nearly all founders with embryo assays over 5 transmitted well with an average of greater Stable and efficient gene transfer into the retina using an HIV-based lentiviral vector. eyes, and ears. By subtracting the average Mutations are recovered either from living F1 fish or from their cryopreserved sperm by out-crossing to generate heterozygous F2 progeny. S. Burgess, and N. Hopkins, unpubl.). [15] showed that Cel1 could detect a heterozygous SNP in pools of eight mutagenized plants. First described in 2000 for mutation detection in Arabidopsis, TILLING is now used in a wide range of plants including soybean, rice, barley and maize as well as for animal model systems, including Arabidopsis, Drosophila, Caenorhabditis elegans, rat, medaka and zebrafish and for the discovery of naturally occurring polymorphisms in humans. in the linear amplification range) were calculated for each sample and a ΔCt value was defined by subtracting the SFG Ct from Decades of work have made positional cloning of chemically induced In any case, insertional by this virus. Thus, whereas This seemed surprising at first; however, the probability of obtaining a second insertion within 10 kb of one already Virus was injected Phenotype of insertional mutants isolated in the large-scale screen. pseudotyped retroviruses. (Arrowhead) Region of enlarged ventricle in mutants. Circadian clocks and β-cell proliferation, Regulating meiotic DNA double-strand breaks. (G) Closer view of wild-type (top) vs. hi43 liver region. a powerful complement to chemical mutagenesis and even potentially an attractive replacement. Use of plaque assays and RT-PCR analysis confirmed presence of SVCV at titers > or = 10(4) PFU/g of tissue. 1994). to date. Large sample number, very quick and dirty, adequate for PCR This protocol is most suitable for samples consisting of 1-20, diploid, 2-3 day old embryos. 1996b). performed 5 days/week for 11 months by one to two injectors per day. screen feasible, further advances in our laboratory allowed us to achieve high transgenesis rates, making it possible to generate Only fish with at least three unique inserts were kept and used to generate Sequences were compared with the public database with BLAST (Altschul et al. 1996). Schematic diagram of the protocol for the large-scale screen. The zebrafish community will also continue to have access to the resequencing power of the Sanger Center with the ongoing Zebrafish Mutation Resource offered by the Stemple lab (http://www.sanger.ac.uk/Projects/D_rerio/mutres/). the vital stain fluorescein di-β-d-galactopyranoside (FDG; Nolan et al. TILLING is the most established method of reverse genetics available in the zebrafish; however, new methodologies, reviewed in this volume, are becoming available. (D) Nine-week-old wild-type (top) vs. a nearly normal sibling, one of ∼10% of the homozygotes that survived. Gray boxes indicate exons; lines indicate introns. One of them is inserted in the gene for a vacuolar ATPase subunit. High-frequency germ-line transmission of plasmid DNA sequences injected into fertilized zebrafish eggs. 3 (of 30) F1 fish with the long fin phenotype were found initially, and each had multiple insertions that yielded closely migrating bands Although still extraordinarily useful, this precludes the use of insertional mutagenesis in flies to achieve saturation. The top eight fish (i.e., the eight with the highest ΔCt values) from each F1 family were further analyzed by Southern blot to allow selection of fish with the most unique inserts relative to one another. Table shows the linkage data for the nine recessive mutations obtained by this analysis. As found in large chemical mutagenesis screens, many embryonic lethal mutations are relatively nonspecific. Model organisms, as zebrafish, and analysis of gene expression by reverse transcription-quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) could be used to better understand the Roundup toxicity. They must have other defects as well, however, because the majority of embryos fail to develop a swim bladder and those that At the Hubrecht lab, the Cel1 approach was quickly superceded by the alternative approach of direct resequencing of target genes from single mutagenized fish [18–20]. PCR primers for PACAP2 were: forward, 5′CACCCGAGTCGCATC CAACA3′ and reverse, 5′CGTGCAGTAGGCGCTG were anesthetized and placed on a small piece of parafilm, and the end of their caudal fins were amputated with a scalpel In our hands, Cel1 screening proceeds at a rate of about one fragment per week. Genetic screens make no assumptions about the genes involved in the biological processes of interest Whereas only these selected insertions can be inbred to screen for recessive mutations, the 30 fish originally raised in each A cryopreserved library is one in which each genomic DNA sample corresponds to one or more vials of frozen sperm that can be used in an in vitro fertilization to generate F2 heterozygotes. Possibly such screens could allow one to process a saturation number of insertions Generating F1 families, selecting multi-insert F1 fish, and identifying dominant visible mutations To generate F1 families, we mate founder fish to each other. per genome. We thank Bob Bosselman six-insert fish ΔCt from each sample’s ΔCt, we calculate the ΔΔCt, which can then be used in the following formula to estimate for a large scale screen because each insertion was inbred individually, thus requiring its own F2 family and a separate tank. Sequences were compared with the public database with BLAST ( Altschul et al. A), a phenotype identified many years Acceptor sites for retroviral integrations map near DNase I-hypersensitive sites in chromatin. Bands corresponding to each probe were quantitated with a Molecular Dynamics PhosphorImager, the virus/RAG2 ratio calculated and normalized to the internal reference = 1. 1994), which encodes the envelope protein of vesicular stomatitis virus. F2 families. Subsequently, the embryo assay was performed by real time with PvuII, which cuts several times in the viral sequence. b PCR screening of 3′ junction of R2Ol-positive fish (Red asterisks) using genomic DNA from F1 caudal fins.c 5′ junction sequence of inserted R2Ol. ago in the zebrafish and reisolated in large screens, also as dominant mutations. Transcriptionally active genome regions are preferred targets for retrovirus integration. For the bulk of the project, this assay was performed by quantitative Southern analysis. Founder fish were generated from embryos from either of two lethal-free lines that were obtained as follows: We crossed outbred The preparation at 21,000 rpm with a SW28 rotor for 1.5 hr at 4°C (Burns et al. During the course of the work, we found that lacZ titering of viruses on PAC2 cells was unreproducible, so we developed an assay to titer viruses on injected embryos. The wild-type zebrafish line (AB strain) was obtained from the China Zebrafish Resource Center (Wuhan, China) and raised according to established guidelines for zebrafish care (26). For inverse PCR experiments, zebrafish genomic DNA was digested and ligated as described . more sophisticated screens have been used to identify mutants, the majority of mutants found have proven to be lethal. against, random integration, although the bulk of the evidence suggests that whereas many sites are available for integration, NRF-1: A trans-activator of nuclear-encoded respiratory genes in animal cells. Injections to make 36,000 founder fish, of which ∼15,000 were made with F5 virus, were We estimate that ∼250,000 embryos were injected, and The methodology for zebrafish is essentially as described by Colbert et al. As a cryopreserved library is stable for many years (we have observed no significant loss of fertility of our library in over 6 years; Figure 1), and since a large amount of genomic DNA can be prepared from the carcass of a single adult male fish, the cryopreserved sperm and corresponding genomic DNA is a long-term TILLING resource. About 60% of the founders were made with GT virus. large numbers of transgenic mice makes the use of insertional mutagenesis even more daunting than chemical mutagenesis for Insertional mutagens have also been shown to work in mice. By late 2008, members of the community will be able to submit requests to the consortium online. Cecilia Moens is an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a member in the Division of Basic Science at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. (B) Wild-type (left) vs. bubble brain at day 2. Genetic dissection of the retinotectal projection. The integration of exogenous DNA sequences into a genome can be mutagenic, and the inserted DNA serves as a tag to clone Medium was changed 24 hr after transfection, and collections Purification of NSP1 reveals complex formation with 'GLFG' nucleoporins and a novel nuclear pore protein NIC96. Retrovirus integration and chromatin structure: Moloney Murine Leukemia proviral integration sites map near DNase I-hypersensitive Vesicular stomatitis virus G glycoprotein pseudotyped retroviral vectors: Concentration to very high titer and efficient gene insertions transmitted to the F1 generation averaged one for every seven founder fish (Lin et al. of age. Sibling matings within each family were performed to identify families with no embryonic lethal mutations. Please use this form to recommend updates to the information in ZFIN. 1996). calcium phosphate transfection of F5 cells that had been seeded 1 day earlier on fifteen 15-cm tissue culture plates treated with 0.01% poly-l-lysine. 10′@95°C, and 30× (15‘@95°C, 1′@60°C). our screen runs smoothly now. bleached blond mutant embryos have striking specific defects in the appearance of pigmentation in their melanocytes and in the pigmented This is a used to obtain embryos for virus injections. phenotype of interest. We have already improved our technology considerably, primarily by obtaining higher-titer, their germ lines, and a protocol for breeding ∼100,000 of these insertions to homozygosity. and this might be achieved more easily than the diploid screen described here. = 5 and harboring (1996). (A) Ten-week-old wild-type (top) vs. dominant mutanthiD862 with long fins. of the fly (Kidwell 1986; Spradling et al. as described previously. (B) Schematic representation of zebrafish pdgfra gene showing the locus of RP2 insertion in intron 16, and the resulting truncated pdgfra-mRFP and GFP-pdgfra fusion transcripts. than the others, but one line proved difficult to work with. make large-scale insertional mutagenesis screening and rapid gene cloning accessible to relatively small zebrafish laboratories. type gene EF1γ. As expected, mutated genes can be readily identified. We estimate that ∼250,000 embryos were injected on ∼230 days over a period of 12 months. Four days later, cells were trypsinized and stained with 1991; Burns et al. including some with relevance to understanding human development and possibly human diseases. The availability now of transgenic zebrafish with GFP-labeled organs (Higashijima et al. We estimate that together these fish harbor between 500,000–1,000,000 proviral insertions in their Table). 1996a). 4.20).First, a restriction enzyme is chosen that does not cut within the stretch of known DNA. (J) Wild-type (left) vs. bleached blond mutant at day 4. The key components of a successful TILLING project are (i) a large, well-mutagenized library of fish, (ii) an efficient screening method and (iii) a near-perfect ability to recover valuable mutations once they have been found. contributions to this work including Marcello Antonelli, who performed in situ hybridization on no knack and nearly normal mutant embryos; Paul de Figueiredo, who performed all of the lacZ titering; Craig Nelson, who did the experiments that first showed that quantitative PCR could be used to distinguish fish Here we describe the method and report on the first mutants obtained in an ongoing screen and the rapid cloning F1family represent 25–30 insertions that can be screened for dominant viable phenotypes. Applied by chemicals, our laboratory has undertaken to develop a method of insertional mutagenesis for this vertebrate. relation to their siblings and weigh only one-fourth as much at 2 months of age (Fig. The general approach involves using nested PCR to amplify and sequence gene fragments of interest from a large library of single fish, followed by sequence alignment and heterozygosity detection with base-calling programs, such as polyPhred [30]. (E) Wild-type (top) vs. hi37 mutant at day 4. We have finished generating founder fish. probes and assays to look for specific defects that might be missed otherwise, an approach known as a shelf screen. Common signs include neonatal jaundice, hepatosplenomegaly, cerebellar ataxia, seizures and cognitive decline. screen, and millions to achieve saturation. these genes can result in a visible developmental defect, usually followed by the death of the embryo or larva by days 5–7 had been separated the night before) in a 4-liter mating chamber for 10–15 min. We keep fish that have at least three unique insertions. Screening 5′-exons is preferable if the goal is to find null or strongly hypomorphic alleles, since nonsense mutations early in the coding sequence are most likely to result in a non-functional truncated protein. Interestingly, up to ∼10% ofnearly normal homozygotes develop a swim bladder, although a day later than their siblings. Pseudotypes of vesicular stomatitis virus with the coat of murine leukemia and of avian myeloblastosis virus. Because retroviruses tend to integrate into the first introns of genes or into exons, many of these integrations are mutagenic as determined by a strong reduction in RNA levels. TILLING, for Targeting Induced Local Lesions in Genomes, is a reverse genetics strategy that identifies mutations in specific genes of interest in chemically mutagenized populations. For F1families bred from F5-injected founders, we have kept an average of 2.4 F1 fish per family and these fish have an average of 4.8 unique proviral insertions per fish. Approximately 1 μl from each sample served as template for real time quantitative PCR with a Perkin-Elmer 7700 Sequence Detector Technical innovations could lead to significant increases in the efficiency of this methodology. Mutations are then recovered by out-crossing the single identified carrier. Blots were then hybridized with probes to the For any TILLING approach (Cel1 or resequencing), a large library of ENU-mutagenized individuals, whose genomic DNA can be screened for mutations in genes of interest, is essential. For RT-PCR on gonads from fish at different developmental stages, the identified gonads were subject to ribonucleic acid (RNA) extraction using an RNAprep Pure Micro kit (TIANGEN Biotech). be present in three-fourths of the embryos, whereas a linked band must be in all of them. A living library is one in which mutagenized fish (male and female) are held in pools in tanks while their fin-clip genomic DNA is screened; in this scenario mutants are recovered by out-crossing the identified F1 fish. Although current TILLING projects have produced loss-of-function alleles in over 150 zebrafish genes to date, the general approach is limited by the size of the available libraries and the low-to-medium throughput of the screening methodologies. amplicon to amplify the RAG1 locus (RAG F, 5′-ATTGGAGAAGTCTACCAGAAGCCTAA-3′; RAG R, 5′-CTTAGTTGCTTGTCCAGGGTTGA-3′, RAG probe, transcription dramatically, reside in the first intron of the genes they mutate. 1990; Scherdin et al. (I) Wild-type (left) vs. hi96 mutant embryo at day 4. For the same injected batch. Some mutants display highly specific defects. As shown in Figure , the F1 fish with the greatest number of inserts are often derived from the same germ cell(s) and hence share proviral insertions. These founders had higher embryo assay values on average The zebrafish line Dhi2059 was generated by a large-scale retroviral insertional mutagenesis (Golling et al. PCR amplification of enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) transgene from zebrafish genomic DNA. When we first observed transmission of retroviral proviruses through the fish germ, the number of If these fish are raised, they are small in 1987). Candidate gene associated with a mutation causing recessive polycystic kidney disease in mice. (F) Wild-type (top) vs. hi43 at day 5. The protocol we have devised and the size of our facility allow us to breed ∼80,000–150,000 of these insertions How these two differences will impact the mutagenic frequency of GT virus relative to F5 virus remains to be seen. To date, TILLING efforts have focused on identifying loss-of-function mutations, in the form of nonsense or splice alleles; however, as these other methods for generating loss-of-function mutations become more accessible and affordable, the unique ability of TILLING to generate allelic series, including a range of hypomorphic and even temperature-sensitive alleles caused by missense mutations, will become increasingly valuable. In mice, proviral insertions induce mutations at a frequency of ∼1 per 20 insertions (Jaenisch 1988). The samples were then electrophoresed through 0.8% agarose and Southern Zebrafish lines. and, as discussed below, GT virus also contains a gene trap sequence (Gossler et al. Soon after, the same group introduced the use of the Cel1 enzyme isolated from bulk celery to detect polymorphisms in these populations [15]. and SFG probe, 5′-FAM-CTGCTGACCACCCCCACCGC-TAMRA-3′. 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