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To characterize the involvement of the aromatase gene during the process of sex determination in the European eel (Anguilla anguilla), the expression of its gonadal form was determined during various developmental stages. The cloned cDNA from the European eel gonad (EeCYP19) contains an open reading frame of 1539 bp, encoding a deduced protein of 513(More)
The Russian sturgeon, Acipenser gueldenstaedtii, is a late-maturing Acipenseriformes. To elucidate the role of FSH and LH in its reproduction, we cloned its glycoprotein alpha-subunit (GPalpha) and gonadotropin beta-subunits (FSHbeta and LHbeta) using 5' and 3' RACE-PCR. The nucleotide sequences of the Russian sturgeon (st) GPalpha, FSHbeta, and LHbeta are(More)
We have cloned two cDNAs from the pituitary gland of blue gourami (Trichogaster trichopterus), coding for the beta subunits of the gonadotropin hormones GtH-I and GtH-II. The two cDNAs were sequenced and subjected to sequence analysis. We have found that the deduced amino acid sequences of both cDNAs were most similar to their striped bass counterparts. The(More)
The compositions of plasma and urine were studied in toads (Bufo viridis) which were collected from three locations in Israel, and compared with toads which were kept under constant laboratory conditions for nearly 2 years. Plasma osmolality was rather constant (over 310 mOsm kg-1 H2O) during the whole year in the active toads. Urea was the most variable(More)
Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) is synthesized from a precursor, which includes the PACAP-related peptide (PRP; formerly known as GHRH-like peptide). PRP can act as a hypophysiotropic factor in teleosts by stimulating GH secretion. However, no information points to this peptide as a regulator of reproduction. Recently, the blue(More)
  • Gad Degani, M. Abraham
  • 1992
The effect of oral administration of insulin, in various concentrations, on the growth of European eels (Anguilla anguilla L.) was studied. In order to determine whether the insulin penetrated through the stomach or gills to the blood system, 5 ml insulin, suspended in an 0.6% solution of NaCl, was inserted via the mouth of eels, and the insulin content in(More)
To gain a better insight regarding the roles of gonadotropin releasing hormone3 (GnRH3) in the regulation of reproduction in the suborder Labyrinthici, GnRH3 expression was investigated during the reproduction cycle of the male and female blue gourami (Trichogaster trichopterus). The full-length blue gourami brain GnRH3 gene was sequenced (EMBL acc. no.(More)
Seventy-two chronic alcoholics, 40 (all males) with chronic pancreatitis and 32 (23 males and nine females) with liver cirrhosis, were submitted to liver biopsy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and secretin-caerulein test in order to assess a possible liver involvement in chronic pancreatitis and viceversa, and to evaluate the existence of(More)
Sturgeons are known throughout the world as the source of black caviar. Their declining populations in their native habitats, mainly the Caspian Sea, due to over-fishing for meat and caviar production, destruction of their spawning grounds and water pollution, have led to their introduction into aquaculture in areas with suitable conditions, including(More)
Samples of pituitary, blood plasma and gonad were taken from male carp. The growth hormones (GH) in the pituitary and plasma were measured in fish of various body weights (BW) and degrees of gonad development, and compared with the levels of 17 beta-estradiol (E2), testosterone (T), 17 alpha-hydroprogesterone (17-P), 11-ketotesterone (11-KT) and(More)