Recent investigations have revealed multiplicity in maternal yolk precursors and their corresponding ovarian lipoprotein receptors (LRs) in diverse oviparous vertebrates, including fishes. This mini-review describes further evidence for the system of fish egg yolk formation mediated by multiple ovarian LRs, which have been obtained by studies utilizing a combination of conventional molecular and biochemical analyses, and modern proteome and transcriptome technologies. A hypothetical “multiple ovarian LR” model is proposed based on our current and previous knowledge of fish yolk formation.
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This study was supported by JSPS KAKENHI (#22380103: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research B; #19380106, #19780143, and #23580243: Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists B).
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Hiramatsu, N., Luo, W., Reading, B.J. et al. Multiple ovarian lipoprotein receptors in teleosts. Fish Physiol Biochem 39, 29–32 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10695-012-9612-6
- Low-density lipoprotein receptor superfamily
- Ovarian lipidation
- Yolk formation