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To elucidate the molecular mechanisms underling hydration during oocyte maturation, we characterized the structure of Japanese eel (Anguilla japonica) novel-water selective aquaporin 1 (AQP1b) that thought to be involved in oocyte hydration. The aqp1b cDNA encodes a 263 amino acid protein that includes the six potential transmembrane domains and two(More)
Commercial catches of barfin flounder Verasper moseri, an important target flatfish for stock enhancement programs in northern Japan, have recovered remarkably since the large-scale release of seedlings from Hokkaido in 2006. However, their reproductive ecology remains unclear. Our study of 2008–2012 investigated seasonal changes in the maturity of stocked(More)
The objective of this study is to establish a method for acquiring large quantities of high-quality eggs for artificial fertilization from hatchery-reared broodstock of spotted halibut Verasper variegatus. We estimated the optimum conditions for implantation of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone analog (LHRHa) cholesterol pellet (LHRHa-CP) to induce(More)
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