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The present study reports the complete coding sequences for two paralogues for leptin (sLepA1 and sLepA2) and leptin receptor (sLepR) in Atlantic salmon. The deduced 171-amino acid (aa) sequence of sLepA1 and 175 aa sequence for sLepA2 shows 71.6% identity to each other and clusters phylogenetically with teleost Lep type A, with 22.4% and 24.1% identity to(More)
The present study was conducted to establish a homologous radioimmunoassay (RIA) for quantifying plasma leptin (Lep) levels in salmonid species, and to study Lep levels in relation to nutritional status. A part of the Lep peptide, a 14 amino acid long sequence, identical between a Salmo and an Oncorhynchus species was synthesised. Polyclonal antibodies were(More)
Leptin is a pleiotropic hormone and plays a key role in body weight regulation, energy homeostasis and lipid store utilization in mammals. In this study, we investigated the effect of feed-restriction on leptin genes (lepa1 and lepa2), leptin receptor (lepr) gene expression and plasma leptin levels in juvenile Atlantic salmon parr. Feed restriction was(More)
Gathering n mobile robots in one single point in the Euclidean plane is a widely studied problem from the area of robot formation problems. Classically, the robots are assumed to have no physical extent, and they are able to share a position with other robots. We drop these assumptions and investigate a similar problem for robots with (a spherical) extent:(More)
The growth-promoting effects of in vivo growth hormone (GH) treatment were studied in relation to size and lipid content of energy stores including liver, mesentery, white muscle and belly flap in rainbow trout. In order to elucidate endocrine interactions and links to regulation of growth, adiposity and energy metabolism, plasma levels of GH, insulin-like(More)
In this paper we introduce “On-The-Fly Computing”, our vision of future IT services that will be provided by assembling modular software components available on world-wide markets. After suitable components have been found, they are automatically integrated, configured and brought to execution in an On-The-Fly Compute Center. We envision that(More)
The pregnane X receptor (PXR) belongs to the nuclear hormone receptor (NR) superfamily and is commonly described as a xenophore or a pharmacophore, as it can be activated by a wide array of xenobiotics, including numerous pharmaceuticals and other environmental pollutants. The PXR regulates expression of e.g. cytochrome P450 3A (CYP3A) and the(More)
In fish, recent studies have indicated an anorexigenic role of leptin and thus its possible involvement in regulation of energy balance and growth. In the present study, the effects of fasting and refeeding periods on plasma leptin levels were studied in the fine flounder, a flatfish with remarkably slow growth. To further assess the endocrine status of the(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate whether the seasonal feeding cycle of the anadromous Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) is regulated by a lipostatic mechanism and if leptin (Lep) might act as an endocrine signal of adiposity. Offspring of anadromous Arctic charr with a body mass of 121 g were divided into two treatment groups; one was given feed in(More)