Gene Symbol: eif2ak3
Description: eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2-alpha kinase 3
Alias: PEK, zgc:152949, eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2-alpha kinase 3, PERK
Rothenburg S, Deigendesch N, Dittmar K, Koch Nolte F, Haag F, Lowenhaupt K, et al
. A PKR-like eukaryotic initiation factor 2alpha kinase from zebrafish contains Z-DNA binding domains instead of dsRNA binding domains. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005;102:1602-7 pubmed
..Identification of a gene combining Zalpha domains with a PKR-like kinase domain strengthens the hypothesis that the ability to bind left-handed nucleic acid plays a role in the host response to viruses. ..
Lee H, Chen Y, Liu Y, Lin K, Chen S, Lin C, et al
. Transgenic zebrafish model to study translational control mediated by upstream open reading frame of human chop gene. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011;39:e139 pubmed publisher
..Therefore, using the huORFZ embryos allows us to study the regulatory network involved in human uORF(chop)-mediated translational inhibition. ..
Niu X, Gao C, Jan Lo L, Luo Y, Meng C, Hong J, et al
. Sec13 safeguards the integrity of the endoplasmic reticulum and organogenesis of the digestive system in zebrafish. Dev Biol. 2012;367:197-207 pubmed publisher
..Our data provide the first direct genetic evidence that COPII function is essential for the organogenesis of the digestive system...
Moussavi Nik S, Newman M, Wilson L, Ebrahimie E, Wells S, Musgrave I, et al
. Alzheimer's disease-related peptide PS2V plays ancient, conserved roles in suppression of the unfolded protein response under hypoxia and stimulation of Î³-secretase activity. Hum Mol Genet. 2015;24:3662-78 pubmed publisher
..Our data support a model in which chronic hypoxia in aged brains promotes excessive Notch signalling and accumulation of AÎ² that contribute to AD pathogenesis. ..
Dai W, Wang K, Zheng X, Chen X, Zhang W, Zhang Y, et al
. High fat plus high cholesterol diet lead to hepatic steatosis in zebrafish larvae: a novel model for screening anti-hepatic steatosis drugs. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2015;12:42 pubmed publisher
..Our results demonstrate that the zebrafish larvae steatosis model established and validated in this study could be used for in vivo steatosis studies and drug screening. ..
Qi M, Dang Y, Xu Q, Yu L, Liu C, Yuan Y, et al
. Microcystin-LR induced developmental toxicity and apoptosis in zebrafish (Danio rerio) larvae by activation of ER stress response. Chemosphere. 2016;157:166-73 pubmed publisher
..Taken together, the results observed in this study suggested that ER stress plays a critical role in developmental toxicity and apoptosis in zebrafish embryos exposed to MC-LR. ..
Zheng X, Dai W, Chen X, Wang K, Zhang W, Liu L, et al
. Caffeine reduces hepatic lipid accumulation through regulation of lipogenesis and ER stress in zebrafish larvae. J Biomed Sci. 2015;22:105 pubmed publisher
..ACO and downregulation of lipogenesis-associated genes (SREBP1, ACC1, CD36 and UCP2), ER stress-associated genes (PERK, IRE1, ATF6 and BIP), the inflammatory cytokine genes (IL-1beta and TNF-alpha) and autophagy associated genes (..
Hu M, Bai Y, Zhang C, Liu F, Cui Z, Chen J, et al
. Liver-Enriched Gene 1, a Glycosylated Secretory Protein, Binds to FGFR and Mediates an Anti-stress Pathway to Protect Liver Development in Zebrafish. PLoS Genet. 2016;12:e1005881 pubmed publisher
..Therefore, Leg1 plays a unique role in protecting liver development under different stress conditions by serving as a secreted signaling molecule/modulator. ..
Rothenburg S, Deigendesch N, Dey M, Dever T, Tazi L. Double-stranded RNA-activated protein kinase PKR of fishes and amphibians: varying the number of double-stranded RNA binding domains and lineage-specific duplications. BMC Biol. 2008;6:12 pubmed
..Further implications of our findings for the evolution of the PKR family and for studying PKR/PKZ interactions with viral gene products and their roles in viral infections are discussed...