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Deep Sequencing of ESTs from Nacreous and Prismatic Layer Producing Tissues and a Screen for Novel Shell Formation-Related Genes in the Pearl Oyster
Background Despite its economic importance, we have a limited understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying shell formation in pearl oysters, wherein the calcium carbonate crystals, nacre andExpand
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Dual Roles of Notch in Regulation of Apically Restricted Mitosis and Apicobasal Polarity of Neuroepithelial Cells
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 interactionExpand
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Draft Genome of the Pearl Oyster Pinctada fucata: A Platform for Understanding Bivalve Biology
The study of the pearl oyster Pinctada fucata is key to increasing our understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in pearl biosynthesis and biology of bivalve molluscs. We sequenced ∼1150-MbExpand
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Temperature plasticity of contractile proteins in fish muscle.
  • S. Watabe
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of experimental biology
  • 1 August 2002
Three myosin heavy chain isoforms with different actin-activated Mg(2+)-ATPase activities were found in the fast skeletal muscle from carp (Cyprinus carpio) acclimated to 10 and 30 degrees C. TheExpand
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Ligand-dependent transcriptional activities of four torafugu pufferfish Takifugu rubripes peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors.
Structural and functional properties were investigated for four peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs), PPARalpha1, PPARalpha2, PPARbeta, and PPARgamma, from torafugu pufferfish TakifuguExpand
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The occurrence of two types of hemopexin-like protein in medaka and differences in their affinity to heme
SUMMARY Full-length cDNA clones encoding two types of hemopexin-like protein, mWap65-1 and mWap65-2, were isolated from the HNI inbred line of medaka Oryzias latipes. The deduced amino acid sequenceExpand
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Quantitative mRNA expression profiling of heat-shock protein families in rainbow trout cells.
We isolated multiple HSPs from rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss RTG-2 cells and quantitatively compared their mRNA levels between unstressed and heat-shocked cells using real-time RT-PCR analysis.Expand
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Molecular cloning and developmental expression patterns of the MyoD and MEF2 families of muscle transcription factors in the carp.
cDNA clones encoding the myogenic regulatory factors (MRFs) myogenin, MyoD and myf-5 were isolated by reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction from larvae and embryos of the common carpExpand
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Calorie restriction‐induced maternal longevity is transmitted to their daughters in a rotifer
Summary 1 Extension of life span by food shortage, often mimicked by calorie restriction (CR) in the laboratory, is one of the most common life-history alterations in eukaryotes. Although theExpand
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