Whole mount in situ hybridization methodology for Schistosoma mansoni

Alexis A. Cogswell, James J. Collins, Phillip A. Newmark, David L. Williams

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Abstract

The genome sequence for Schistosoma mansoni has been determined, allowing the complete protein complement to be predicted. However, few functional genomics techniques have been developed for use in S. mansoni, limiting the usefulness of the sequence data. Here we describe a whole mount in situ hybridization (WISH) method that can be used to identify the tissue-specific expression of transcripts in S. mansoni. Using this protocol we determine the tissue-specific expression of tetraspanin 2, a female-enriched tetraspanin, phenol oxidase, the secretory Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase, and an Argonaute family member. The localization of these transcripts by WISH correlates with prior studies performed using immunohistochemistry and/or in situ hybridization on tissue sections. WISH can be adapted to screen multiple transcripts, thus identifying novel targets for drugs or vaccines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-50
Number of pages5
JournalMolecular and Biochemical Parasitology
Volume178
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2011

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Schistosoma mansoni
In Situ Hybridization
Monophenol Monooxygenase
Genomics
Complement System Proteins
Vaccines
Immunohistochemistry
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Pharmaceutical Preparations

Keywords

  • Argonaute
  • Functional genomic tools
  • Phenol oxidase
  • Schistosoma
  • Superoxide dismutase
  • Tetraspanin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Parasitology

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Whole mount in situ hybridization methodology for Schistosoma mansoni. / Cogswell, Alexis A.; Collins, James J.; Newmark, Phillip A.; Williams, David L.

In: Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, Vol. 178, No. 1-2, 07.2011, p. 46-50.

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Cogswell, Alexis A. ; Collins, James J. ; Newmark, Phillip A. ; Williams, David L. / Whole mount in situ hybridization methodology for Schistosoma mansoni. In: Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology. 2011 ; Vol. 178, No. 1-2. pp. 46-50.
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