Establishment of specific enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for measuring Fsh and Lh levels in medaka (), using recombinant gonadotropins

Citation:

Susann Burow, Romain Fontaine, Kristine von Krogh, Ian Mayer, Rasoul Nourizadeh-Lillabadi, Lian Hollander-Cohen, Yaron Cohen, Michal Shpilman, Berta Levavi-Sivan, and Finn-Arne Weltzien. 2019. “Establishment of specific enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for measuring Fsh and Lh levels in medaka (), using recombinant gonadotropins.” MethodsX, 6, Pp. 1473-1479.

Abstract:

The paucity of information on understanding the regulatory mechanisms that are involved in the control of piscine Fsh and Lh synthesis, secretion, and function, prompted the present work. Part of the problem is related to the molecular heterogeneity and the unavailability of Fsh and Lh assays for quantifying gonadotropins, in particular assays regarding the measurement of Fsh, and such assays are available today for only a few teleost species. The present study reports the development and validation of competitive ELISAs for quantitative determination of medaka Fsh and Lh by first producing medaka recombinant (md) gonadotropins mdFshβ, mdLhβ, mdFshβα, and mdLhβα by generating specific antibodies against their respective β subunits, and their use within the development of ELISAs. The advantages of this protocol include: •The reproducibility of the ELISA demonstrated was relatively high, as shown by reasonably low intra- (Fsh 2.7%, Lh 3%) and interassay CVs (Fsh 5.3%, Lh 5.7%).•The high degree of parallelism between serial dilutions of the recombinant and native pituitary-derived Fsh and Lh, may be a sign of similar structures and immunologically similarity.•Two new competitive ELISAs for the quantification of medaka Fsh and Lh were established for the first time.
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