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Thyrotrophin in the pars tuberalis triggers photoperiodic response
Molecular mechanisms regulating animal seasonal breeding in response to changing photoperiod are not well understood. Rapid induction of gene expression of thyroid-hormone-activating enzyme (type 2Expand
Polymorphisms and the differential antiviral activity of the chicken Mx gene.
The nucleotide sequence of chicken Mx cDNA was reported earlier using the White Leghorn breed in Germany, but it showed no enhanced resistance to viruses. In this study, the nucleotide sequences ofExpand
Microsatellite loci in Japanese quail and cross-species amplification in chicken and guinea fowl
In line with the Gifu University's initiative to map the Japanese quail genome, a total of 100 Japanese quail microsatellite markers isolated in our laboratory were evaluated in a population of 20Expand
Hereditary hypotrophic axonopathy with neurofilament deficiency in a mutant strain of the Japanese quail
SummaryA primary axonal disease affecting the central and peripheral nervous system was discovered in a new mutant strain of the Japanese quail, named quiver (Quv). Quv showed significantly smallerExpand
Endothelin receptor B2 (EDNRB2) is associated with the panda plumage colour mutation in Japanese quail.
The panda mutant in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) displays spots of wild-type plumage on a white background and is controlled by an autosomal recessive allele (s). The dotted white is controlledExpand
Clinical and metabolic correction of pompe disease by enzyme therapy in acid maltase-deficient quail.
Pompe disease is a fatal genetic muscle disorder caused by a deficiency of acid alpha-glucosidase (GAA), a glycogen degrading lysosomal enzyme. GAA-deficient (AMD) Japanese quails exhibit progressiveExpand
Localization of acyl ghrelin- and des-acyl ghrelin-immunoreactive cells in the rat stomach and their responses to intragastric pH.
Acyl ghrelin has a 28-amino acid sequence with O-n-octanoyl acid modification at the serine 3 position, whereas des-acyl ghrelin has no octanoyl acid modification. Although these peptides exertExpand
Inheritance and developmental pattern of cerebral hernia in the crested Polish chicken.
A number of crested chicken strains, such as the Polish chicken, exhibit a bony protuberance in the anterodorsal region of their skulls. The shape of their brain shows the anatomical peculiarity thatExpand
Defective expression of neurofilament protein subunits in hereditary hypotrophic axonopathy of quail.
Hereditary hypotrophic axonopathy is an inherited, neuronal cytoskeletal disease of the "quiver" mutant quail (Quv). Nerve tissue pathology is characterized by axonal hypotrophy associated withExpand
Periodontitis-activated monocytes/macrophages cause aortic inflammation
A relationship between periodontal disease and atherosclerosis has been suggested by epidemiological studies. Ligature-induced experimental periodontitis is an adequate model for clinicalExpand