RT-PCR Analysis of zebrafish grns in adult tissues. Panel A: Zebrafish grna and grnb are ubiquitously expressed in various organs. Panel B: A comparison of the combined expression of grn1 and grn2 (grn1+2) relative to their antisense transcript. An increased number of cycles was used in the PCR to allow for the detection of ASgrn1-2 transcripts. Panel C: grn1, grn2 and hybrid grn are differentially regulated with the latter expressed only in the intestine. Results shown were generated using the forward and reverse1 primer pair (Additional File 10). Identical results were obtained using the forward and reverse2 primer pair (not shown). Hybrid grn was amplified using a grn1 forward and grn2 reverse primer combination. No product was obtained using a grn2 forward and grn1 reverse primer pair (not shown). Number of cycles for each reaction is indicated. Amplified PCR products were analyzed by electrophoresis next to a 100-bp DNA ladder. No template and amplification of actin mRNA were used as negative and positive controls, respectively. Similar results were obtained with two other experiments.