> Hi, everyone,
> I want to know some info about the peptides/proteins of zebrafish, esp.
> those related to the heart or jaw development. Anyone has soem
Good day, Bill;
I suggest two good database resources for searching zebrafish genes (a
place to start, leading to information on proteins).
The Zfin database is specific for zebrafish:
This allows you to search by gene, which you can follow up for protein
information using a search engine.
Another source is the Gene Tools online searchable database of
This will contain references for various organisms, but you can start by
using the keyword "zebrafish". Searches will return literature
citations and abstracts, often with functional information on the
In general the information about zebrafish proteins will likely be
easiest to mine starting from gene information. For protein-specific
information such as protein structure you will need to follow up with
another search engine (try Swiss-Prot at http://www.expasy.org/, the
Ensembl browser http://www.ensembl.org/index.html or Scirus
There are lots of publications related to heart and jaw development in
zebrafish. Come up with lists of synonyms and near-synonyms to use as
keywords, for example heart, cardiac, aortic, etc.