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11beta-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases (11beta-HSDs) are important steroidogenic enzymes for catalyzing the interconversion of active glucocorticoid (cortisol and corticosterone) and inert 11-keto forms (cortisone and 11-dehydrocorticosterone) in mammals. In teleosts, 11beta-HSD also plays a role in the production of the predominant androgen,(More)
In salmonid fishes, estradiol-17beta (E2) and 17alpha,20beta-dihydroxy-4-pregnen-3-one (17,20beta-P) are the major steroid hormones controlling oocyte growth (vitellogenesis) and final maturation (resumption of meiosis). The aim of this study was to determine changes in mRNAs encoding ovarian steroidogenic enzymes and steroidogenic acute regulatory protein(More)
Honey bee queens produce a sophisticated array of chemical signals (pheromones) that influence both the behavior and physiology of their nest mates. Most striking are the effects of queen mandibular pheromone (QMP), a chemical blend that induces young workers to feed and groom the queen and primes bees to perform colony-related tasks. But how does this(More)
A 45-year-old man was referred to our hospital with a history of multiple erythematous skin lesions of several months' duration. Blood examination revealed extreme hypoproteinemia and hypoalbuminemia, as well as the presence of antinuclear antibodies. A skin biopsy specimen showed liquefaction degeneration at the dermoepidermal junction and dense lymphocyte(More)
Keywords: Rainbow trout Steroidogenic proteins mRNA Estradiol-17b Ovarian follicle a b s t r a c t Numerous recent reports have demonstrated effects of estrogenic chemicals on reproductive physiology of fish. However, there is little information available on the regulation of ovarian steroidogenesis by physiological levels of endogenous steroids in(More)
The white sturgeon, Acipenser transmontanus, is a primitive bony fish that is recognized as an important emerging species for aquaculture. However, many aspects of its stress and reproductive physiology remain unclear. These processes are controlled by various steroid hormones. In order to investigate the regulation of steroidogenesis associated with acute(More)
In pepper plants (genus Capsicum), the resistance against Tobamovirus spp. is conferred by L gene alleles. The recently identified L variant L(1a) can recognize coat proteins (CPs) of Tobacco mild green mosaic virus Japanese strain (TMGMV-J) and Paprika mild mottle virus Japanese strain (PaMMV-J), but not of Pepper mild mottle virus (PMMoV), as the elicitor(More)
Numerous recent reports have demonstrated effects of estrogenic chemicals on reproductive physiology of fish. However, there is little information available on the regulation of ovarian steroidogenesis by physiological levels of endogenous steroids in teleosts. Therefore, we analyzed the levels of mRNAs encoding steroidogenic proteins in ovaries of(More)
At the completion of vitellogenesis, the steroid biosynthetic pathway in teleost ovarian follicles switches from estradiol-17β (E2) to maturational progestin production, associated with decreased follicle stimulating hormone (Fsh) and increased luteinizing hormone (Lh) signaling. This study compared effects of gonadotropins, human insulin-like growth(More)
A light field camera records information of light (light field) in three dimensional space. It can also generate multi-view images by processing the light field. Distributed compressed video sensing is a technique composed by a distributed video coding and a compressed sensing. This study examines a distributed compressed video sensing that focuses on(More)
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