Yusuke Takehana

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We conducted a polymerase chain reaction--restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) analysis of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene to elucidate the detailed genetic population structure of Japanese wild populations of medaka, Oryzias latipes. The analysis of 1,225 specimens collected from 303 sites identified 67 mitotypes. Subsequently we(More)
A DM-domain gene on the Y chromosome was identified as the sex-determining gene in the medaka, Oryzias latipes, and named DMY (also known as dmrt1bY). However, this gene is absent in most Oryzias fishes, suggesting that closely related species have another sex-determining gene. In fact, it has been demonstrated that the Y chromosome in O. dancena is not(More)
The medaka Oryzias latipes and its two sister species, O. curvinotus and O. luzonensis, possess an XX-XY sex-determination system. The medaka sex-determining gene DMY has been identified on the orthologous Y chromosome [O. latipes linkage group 1 (LG1)] of O. curvinotus. However, DMY has not been discovered in other Oryzias species. These results and(More)
Among the medaka fishes of the genus Oryzias, most species have homomorphic sex chromosomes, while some species, such as Oryzias hubbsi and Oryzias javanicus, have heteromorphic ZW sex chromosomes. In this study, a novel family of repetitive sequence was molecularly cloned from O. hubbsi and characterized by chromosome in situ and filter hybridization,(More)
Sex chromosomes harbour a primary sex-determining signal that triggers sexual development of the organism. However, diverse sex chromosome systems have been evolved in vertebrates. Here we use positional cloning to identify the sex-determining locus of a medaka-related fish, Oryzias dancena, and find that the locus on the Y chromosome contains a(More)
Although the sex-determining gene DMY has been identified on the Y chromosome in the medaka (Oryzias latipes), this gene is absent in most Oryzias species, suggesting that closely related species have different sex-determining genes. Here, we investigated the sex-determination mechanism in O. dancena, which does not possess the DMY gene. Since heteromorphic(More)
We report extensive amino acid sequence homology between HIV-1 gp120/41, and > 33% of a U1 RNA-associated splicing protein, 70K. The latter is a target of autoimmune anti-RNP antibodies in mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD). The homologies, involving dominant epitopes of 70K and neutralizing epitopes of gp120/41, are the basis for mutual antibody(More)
We analyzed the polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphisms (PCR-RFLPs) of the mitochondrial cytochrome b (cyt b) gene in wild populations of medaka from Korea and China. We surveyed 258 wild specimens from 75 different sites, and identified 17 mitotypes. Sequencing analysis of the complete cyt b gene (1141-bp) was subsequently(More)
Although the sex-determining gene DMY has been identified on the Y chromosome in the medaka, Oryzias latipes, this gene is absent in most Oryzias species. Recent comparative studies have demonstrated that, in the javanicus species group, Oryzias dancena and Oryzias minutillus have an XX/XY sex determination system, while Oryzias hubbsi has a ZZ/ZW system.(More)
We examined the genetic population structure of Lefua echigonia (Japanese name, hotoke-dojo) using polymerase chain reaction restriction-fragment length polymorphisms (PCR-RFLPs) of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene and two allozymic loci. The phylogenetic relationships of L. echigonia and those among L. echigonia, Lefua sp. (nagare hotoke-dojo), and L.(More)