Signal molecule changes in the gills and lungs of the African lungfish Protopterus annectens, during the maintenance and arousal phases of aestivation.

@article{Garofalo2015SignalMC,
  title={Signal molecule changes in the gills and lungs of the African lungfish Protopterus annectens, during the maintenance and arousal phases of aestivation.},
  author={Filippo Garofalo and Daniela Amelio and Jos{\'e} M Icardo and Shit Fun Chew and Bruno Tota and Maria Carmela Cerra and Yuen K Ip},
  journal={Nitric oxide : biology and chemistry},
  year={2015},
  volume={44},
  pages={71-80}
}
African lungfishes are obligate air breathers, with reduced gills and pulmonary breathing throughout their life. During the dry season they aestivate on land, with the collapse of secondary lamellae of their gills and the establishment of an exclusive aerial ventilation through the vascularization and expansion of their lungs. To date, the mechanisms underlining the respiratory organ remodeling in aestivating lungfishes are unknown. This study aimed to identify key switch components of the… CONTINUE READING

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