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How the mitosis of neuroepithelial stem cells is restricted to the apical ventricular area remains unclear. In zebrafish, the mosaic eyes(rw306) (moe/epb41l5(rw306)) mutation disrupts the interaction between the putative adaptor protein Moe and the apicobasal polarity regulator Crumbs (Crb), and impairs the maintenance of neuroepithelial apicobasal(More)
The molecular mechanisms by which neurons migrate and accumulate to form the neural layers and nuclei remain unclear. The formation of vagus motor nuclei in zebrafish embryos is an ideal model system in which to address this issue because of the transparency of the embryos and the availability of established genetic and molecular biological techniques. To(More)
  • Tazu Aoki, Masae Kinoshita, Ryo Aoki, Masakazu Agetsuma, Hidenori Aizawa, Masako Yamazaki +6 others
  • 2013
The encoding of long-term associative memories for learned behaviors is a fundamental brain function. Yet, how behavior is stably consolidated and retrieved in the vertebrate cortex is poorly understood. We trained zebrafish in aversive reinforcement learning and measured calcium signals across their entire brain during retrieval of the learned response. A(More)
  • Ryunosuke Amo, Felipe Fredes, Masae Kinoshita, Ryo Aoki, Hidenori Aizawa, Masakazu Agetsuma +14 others
  • 2014
Anticipation of danger at first elicits panic in animals, but later it helps them to avoid the real threat adaptively. In zebrafish, as fish experience more and more danger, neurons in the ventral habenula (vHb) showed tonic increase in the activity to the presented cue and activated serotonergic neurons in the median raphe (MR). This neuronal activity(More)
BACKGROUND Some previous research has hypothesized that executive dysfunction in patients with early Alzheimer's disease (AD) occurs as a result of a disconnection between different cerebral areas. The aim of the present study was to evaluate how the hippocampal volume influences executive function as a non-memory cognitive function. METHODS From 157(More)
The double C2 (Doc2) family is characterized by an N-terminal Munc13-1-interacting domain and C-terminal tandem C2 domains, and it comprises three isoforms, Doc2alpha, Doc2beta, and Doc2gamma, in humans and mice. Doc2alpha, the best-characterized, brain-specific isoform, exhibits Ca(2+)-dependent phospholipid-binding activity through its C2A domain, and the(More)
Adult zebrafish are gaining attention in behavioral neuroscience. By combining video tracking and computer-controlled visual cue presentations on a liquid crystal display screen under the tank, we have developed a new method by which zebrafish can be trained to avoid one arm of a Y-shaped tank by presenting a specific color on the floor paired with an(More)