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Evolution of box jellyfish (Cnidaria: Cubozoa), a group of highly toxic invertebrates
- B. Bentlage, P. Cartwright, A. Yanagihara, Cheryl Lewis, G. Richards, A. Collins
- BiologyProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 7 February 2010
The phylogenetic hypothesis suggests that the last common ancestor of Carybdeida probably possessed the mechanism(s) underlying Irukandji syndrome, and deep divergences between Atlantic and Indo-Pacific clades may be explained by ancient vicariant events.
Ancient Venom Systems: A Review on Cnidaria Toxins
The complexity of venom components represents a unique therapeutic challenge and probably reflects the ancient evolutionary history of the cnidarian venom system and is invaluable as a therapeutic target for sting treatment or as lead compounds for drug design.
Secretogranin III Directs Secretory Vesicle Biogenesis in Mast Cells in a Manner Dependent upon Interaction with Chromogranin A1
- Prerna Prasad, A. Yanagihara, A. Small-Howard, H. Turner, Alexander J Stokes
- BiologyThe Journal of Immunology
- 1 October 2008
The results show that over-expression of SgIII in mast cells is sufficient to cause an expansion of a granular compartment in these cells, and novel granules store inflammatory mediators that are released in response to physiological stimuli, indicating that they function as bona fide secretory vesicles.
Ultrastructure of a novel eurytele nematocyst of Carybdea alata Reynaud (Cubozoa, Cnidaria)
- A. Yanagihara, J. M. Kuroiwa, Louise M. Oliver, John J. Chung, D. Kunkel
- BiologyCell and Tissue Research
- 13 April 2002
The morphological data suggested a series of events involved in the discharge of a novel eurytele from C. alata tentacles as a heterotrichous microbasic euryTele, based on spine, tubule and capsule measurements.
Partial purification and characterization of a hemolysin (CAH1) from Hawaiian box jellyfish (Carybdea alata) venom.
Immunological and toxinological responses to jellyfish stings.
- J. Tibballs, A. Yanagihara, H. Turner, K. Winkel
- BiologyInflammation & allergy drug targets
- 30 September 2011
It is postulate that immunologically, both tubular structural and functional biopolymers as well as venom components can initiate innate, adaptive, aswell as immediate and delayed hypersensitivity reactions that may be amenable to topical anti-inflammatory-immunomodifier therapy.
Long-Term Fluctuations in Circalunar Beach Aggregations of the Box Jellyfish Alatina moseri in Hawaii, with Links to Environmental Variability
- Luciano Chiaverano, B. Holland, G. Crow, Landy Blair, A. Yanagihara
- Environmental SciencePloS one
- 23 October 2013
It is proposed that bottom-up processes, likely initiated by inter-annual regional climatic fluctuations influence primary production, secondary production, and ultimately regulate food availability, and are therefore important in controlling the inter-Annual changes in box jellyfish abundance observed at Waikiki Beach.
Cnidarian (coelenterate) envenomations in Hawai'i improve following heat application.
First Complete Mitochondrial Genome Sequence from a Box Jellyfish Reveals a Highly Fragmented Linear Architecture and Insights into Telomere Evolution
- D. Smith, E. Kayal, A. Yanagihara, A. Collins, S. Pirro, P. Keeling
- BiologyGenome biology and evolution
- 24 November 2011
The complete mtDNA sequence from the winged box jellyfish Alatina moseri is presented, providing evidence for a gene conversion–based model of telomere evolution and the silent-site nucleotide variation within the A. moseri mtDNA is among the highest observed from a eukaryotic genome and may be associated with elevated rates of recombination.
Phylogenetic analysis of higher-level relationships within Hydroidolina (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) using mitochondrial genome data and insight into their mitochondrial transcription
The near complete mitochondrial sequence of twenty-six hydroidolinan hydrozoan species is obtained from a range of sources and a mechanism for the expression of mitochondrial mRNA in Hydroidolina is proposed that can be extrapolated to the other medusozoan taxa.