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Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438684/two-spliced-isoforms-of-the-sex-determination-gene-fruitless-in-the-chinese-mitten-crab-eriocheir-sinensis
#1
Peiyao Li, Yuan Liu, Danli Luo, Chengwen Song, Zhaoxia Cui
The fruitless (fru) gene plays an important role in sex determination pathway and courtship behavior of Drosophila melanogaster. In the present study, two fru isoforms (Esfru1 and Esfru2) were identified from the Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis. Sequence analysis showed that Esfru1 and Esfru2 were encoded by the same genomic locus and generated by alternative splicing of pre-mRNA. Esfru1 had all introns completely spliced out, while Esfru2 had a longer exon1 with an additional 78bp sequence. They both contained a conserved BTB domain which was also found in D...
April 21, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438683/identification-and-expression-of-piwil2-in-turbot-scophthalmus-maximus-with-implications-of-the-involvement-in-embryonic-and-gonadal-development
#2
Huizhen Wang, Bo Wang, Xiaobing Liu, Yuezhong Liu, Xinxin Du, Quanqi Zhang, XuBo Wang
Piwil2, a member of the Argonaute family, is involved in the biogenesis of PIWI-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) and plays an important role in regulating gametogenesis. In the present study, we identified turbot Scophthalmus maximus piwil2 gene, named Smpiwil2, which contained a PAZ domain and a PIWI domain. Sequence comparison, genomic structure and phylogenetic analyses showed that Smpiwil2 is homologous to that of teleosts and tetrapods. The Smpiwil2 transcript showed higher expression in ovary than in testis, demonstrating a sexually dimorphic gene expression pattern...
April 21, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427900/molecular-cloning-and-characterization-of-kiss1-in-brandt-s-voles-lasiopodomys-brandtii
#3
Yan Chen, Lan Liu, Zhengguang Li, Dawei Wang, Ning Li, Ying Song, Cong Guo, Xiaohui Liu
Kisspeptin, encoded by kiss1, has been regarded as a major modulator of mammalian puberty and fertility due to its stimulation on GnRH. Brandt's vole is one of the main pest species on the Inner Mongolian steppes for its striking reproductive capacity and kiss1 is a key candidate gene related to reproductive regulatory cascades. In this study, kiss1 cDNA was cloned from the hypothalamus of Brandt's voles and kiss1 mRNA levels were investigated in different tissues, and at different developmental stages, using high-throughput real-time PCR...
April 18, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414176/genome-specific-ppar%C3%AE-b-duplicates-in-salmonids-and-insights-into-estrogenic-regulation-in-brown-trout
#4
Tânia Vieira Madureira, Ivone Pinheiro, Rafaelle de Paula Freire, Eduardo Rocha, Luis Filipe Castro, Ralph Urbatzka
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPAR) are key regulators of many processes in vertebrates, such as carbohydrate and lipid metabolism. PPARα, a member of the PPAR nuclear receptor gene subfamily (NR1C1), is involved in fatty acid metabolism, namely in peroxisomal β-oxidation. Two gene paralogues, pparαA and pparαB, were described in several teleost species with their origin dating back to the teleost-specific genome duplication (3R). Given the additional salmonid-specific genome duplication (4R), four genes could be theoretically anticipated for this gene subfamily...
April 14, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408167/purification-characterization-and-expression-of-transferrin-from-rainbow-trout-seminal-plasma
#5
Joanna Nynca, Mariola A Dietrich, Mikołaj Adamek, Dieter Steinhagen, Barbara Bilińska, Anna Hejmej, Andrzej Ciereszko
Transferrin (TF) is recognized as a multifunctional protein and has been implicated in antioxidative, antimicrobial protection, growth, differentiation and cytoprotection effects. An efficient, original three-step isolation procedure for TF consisting in hydrophobic interaction chromatography, gel filtration and preparative electrophoresis was developed. Rainbow trout TF was found to be N-glycosylated (not O-glycosylated) and phosphorylated at all serine, threonine, and tyrosine residues. The protein consists of several proteoforms with an average molecular weight of 76...
April 11, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408166/age-and-stage-dependent-variations-of-muscle-specific-gene-expression-in-brown-trout-salmo-trutta-l
#6
Maria V Churova, Olga V Meshcheryakova, Michail Ruchev, Nina N Nemova
This study was conducted to characterize the features of muscle-specific genes expression during development of brown trout Salmo trutta inhabiting the river Krivoy ruchey (Kola Peninsula, Russia). Gene expression levels of myogenic regulatory factors (MRFs - MyoD1 paralogs (MyoD1a, MyoD1b, MyoD1c), Myf5, myogenin), myostatin paralogs (MSTN-1a, MSTN-1b, MSTN-2a), fast sceletal myosin heavy chain (MyHC) were measured in the white muscles of brown trout parr of ages 0+ (under-yearling), 1+ (yearling) and 2+ (two year old) and smolts of age 2+...
April 10, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400332/sexual-dimorphic-expression-of-dnd-in-germ-cells-during-sex-reversal-and-its-requirement-for-primordial-germ-cell-survival-in-protogynous-hermaphroditic-grouper
#7
Zhi-Hui Sun, Li Zhou, Zhi Li, Xiao-Chun Liu, Shui-Sheng Li, Yang Wang, Jian-Fang Gui
Dead end (dnd), vertebrate-specific germ cell marker, had been demonstrated to be essential for primordial germ cell (PGC) migration and survival, and the link between PGC number and sex change had been revealed in some teleost species, but little is known about dnd in hermaphroditic vertebrates. In the present study, a protogynous hermaphroditic orange-spotted grouper (Epinephelus coioides) dnd homologue (Ecdnd) was identified and characterized. Quantitative real-time PCR and in situ hybridization analysis revealed a dynamic and sexually dimorphic expression pattern in PGCs and germ cells of gonads...
April 8, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400331/four-paralog-gelsolin-genes-are-differentially-expressed-in-the-earthworm-lumbricus-terrestris
#8
Prasath Thiruketheeswaran, Paul Thomalla, Evelyn Krüger, Horst Hinssen, Jochen D'Haese
We have identified and characterized four distinct variants of the gelsolin-related protein (EWAM P1-P4) in the earthworm L. terrestris. All of these proteins biochemically qualify as gelsolins since they sever actin filaments in a calcium dependent manner. P1, P2 and P3 are present in the Lumbricus body wall muscle whereas in the gizzard muscle P3 and P4 were found. P1-P4 are encoded by four paralog genes and are differentially expressed in various muscle cell tissues. While the genes for P1 and P2 contain one intron, there was no intron in both P3 and P4 genes...
April 8, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377114/uptake-and-selective-partitioning-of-dietary-lipids-to-ovarian-and-muscle-tissue-of-maturing-female-coho-salmon-oncorhynchus-kisutch-during-secondary-oocyte-growth
#9
Ronald B Johnson, Eric L Kroeger, William L Reichert, Cameron S Carter, Michael B Rust
Female coho salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch, were fed one of two experimental feeds containing lipids with markedly different stable (13)C isotope signatures during the late cortical alveolus, lipid droplet, and vitellogenesis stages of secondary oocyte growth. Ovarian and muscle lipids fatty acid concentrations were significantly affected by treatment during all three stages of development. Stable (13)C isotope analyses confirmed that dietary lipids were incorporated into both ovarian and muscle lipids during all three stages and revealed that ovarian lipids were more affected than muscle lipids during vitellogenesis...
April 1, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373120/molecular-cloning-mrna-expression-and-nutritional-regulation-of-a-%C3%AE-6-fatty-acyl-desaturase-like-gene-of-mud-crab-scylla-paramamosain
#10
Zhideng Lin, Meilin Hao, Dashi Zhu, Shengkang Li, Xiaobo Wen
Fatty acyl desaturases (Fads) are critical enzymes in the pathways for the biosynthesis of the highly unsaturated fatty acids (HUFA). Here we report on the molecular cloning, tissue expression and nutritional regulation of a Δ6 fatty acyl desaturase-like (Δ6 Fad-like) gene from mud crab, Scylla paramamosain. The full-length cDNA was 1973bp, with a 201bp of 5'-UTR, a 443bp of 3'-UTR, and an ORF of 1329bp that encoded a protein of 442 amino acids. Bioinformatics analysis showed that the deduced peptide sequence possessed the typical features of the microsomal Fads, including N-terminal cytochrome b5 domain containing the heme-binding motif (H-P-G-G), three histidine-rich boxes and three membrane-spanning regions...
March 31, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363845/the-expression-of-the-clock-gene-cycle-has-rhythmic-pattern-and-is-affected-by-photoperiod-in-the-moth-sesamia-nonagrioides
#11
Dimitrios Kontogiannatos, Theodoros Gkouvitsas, Anna Kourti
To obtain clues to the link between the molecular mechanism of circadian and photoperiod clocks, we have cloned the circadian clock gene cycle (Sncyc) in the corn stalk borer, Sesamia nonagrioides, which undergoes facultative diapause controlled by photoperiod. Sequence analysis revealed a high degree of conservation among insects for this gene. SnCYC consists of 667 amino acids and structural analysis showed that it contains a BCTR domain in its C-terminal in addition to the common domains found in Drosophila CYC, i...
March 29, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363844/identification-and-functional-analysis-of-chitinase-7-gene-in-white-backed-planthopper-sogatella-furcifera
#12
Chen Chen, Hong Yang, Bin Tang, Wen-Jia Yang, Dao-Chao Jin
Chitinase is used to degrade chitin in insect cuticles and the peritrophic matrix. In this study, the full-length cDNA sequence of a Cht gene (SfCht7) was identified and characterized from the white-black planthopper, Sogatella furcifera. The SfCht7 cDNA was 3148bp, contained an open reading frame of 2877bp and encoded 958 amino acids with a predicted molecular weight of 107.9kDa. Homology analysis indicated that SfCht7 has typical chitinase features include a chitin-binding domain, two catalytic domains and a signal peptide region...
March 29, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323073/dietary-electrolyte-balance-affects-growth-performance-amylase-activity-and-metabolic-response-in-the-meagre-argyrosomus-regius
#13
Leonardo J Magnoni, Emilio Salas-Leiton, Maria-João Peixoto, Luis Pereira, Francisca Silva-Brito, Filipa Fontinha, José F M Gonçalves, Jonathan M Wilson, Johan W Schrama, Rodrigo O A Ozório
Dietary ion content is known to alter the acid-base balance in freshwater fish. The current study investigated the metabolic impact of acid-base disturbances produced by differences in dietary electrolyte balance (DEB) in the meagre (Argyrosomus regius), an euryhaline species. Changes in fish performance, gastric chyme characteristics, pH and ion concentrations in the bloodstream, digestive enzyme activities and metabolic rates were analyzed in meagre fed ad libitum two experimental diets (DEB 200 or DEB 700mEq/kg) differing in the Na2CO3 content for 69days...
March 16, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254380/glyceroneogenesis-in-the-hepatopancreas-of-the-crab-neohelice-granulata-diet-starvation-and-season-effects
#14
E Sarapio, J T Santos, J F A Model, L S De Fraga, A S Vinagre, T L Martins, R S M Da Silva, M Trapp
We determined the activity of glyceroneogenesis from [2-(14)C]-pyruvate, the phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase activity, [2-(14)C]-pyruvate oxidation and total lipid levels in the hepatopancreas of the crab Neohelice granulata fed with a carbohydrate-rich (HC) diet or a high-protein (HP) diet and then subjected to 5weeks of starvation, in summer and winter, to determine whether the seasonal adjustments of lipid metabolism to food scarcity are modulated by the composition of the diet previously given to the crabs...
February 22, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216338/glutathione-redox-balance-in-hibernating-chinese-soft-shelled-turtle-pelodiscus-sinensis-hatchlings
#15
Wenyi Zhang, Cuijuan Niu, Yukun Liu, Bojian Chen
Glutathione (GSH) system is a critical component of antioxidant defense, which is important for hibernating survive of turtle hatchlings. The present work measured changes at the mRNA level of genes involved in GSH synthesis, GSH reduction and GSH utilization, as well as enzyme activity, in Pelodiscus sinensis hatchlings during hibernation. Samples were taken in the field at pre-hibernation (17°C, Mud temperature (MT)), hibernation (5.8°C, MT) and arousal (20.1°C, MT). Cerebral total GSH content decreased during hibernation, recovered after arousal along with a stable ratio of GSH/GSSG...
February 13, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216337/identification-and-gene-expression-of-multiple-peptidoglycan-recognition-proteins-pgrps-in-the-deep-sea-mussel-bathymodiolus-azoricus-involvement-in-symbiosis
#16
Camille Détrée, François H Lallier, Arnaud Tanguy, Jean Mary
The relationship between the deep-sea mussel Bathymodiolus azoricus and its thiotrophic (SOX) and methanotrophic (MOX) symbionts has been ecologically and functionally well studied. Endosymbiosis is common in deep-sea hydrothermal vent fauna, yet little is known about the molecular mechanisms underlying the regulation of interactions between host and symbionts. In this study we focused on a group of pattern recognition receptors (PRR), called PGRPs that are able to recognize the peptidoglycan of bacterial cell wall...
February 12, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188827/molecular-cloning-and-characterization-of-an-estrogen-receptor-gene-in-the-marine-polychaete-perinereis-aibuhitensis
#17
Linlan Lv, Xuexing Dong, Fu Lv, Weihong Zhao, Yebin Yu, Wenping Yang
Estrogen receptors (ERs) are the primary mediators of estrogen signaling, and play crucial roles in the reproduction and development of vertebrates. The full-length cDNA of Perinereis aibuhitensis estrogen receptor (paER) was cloned and characterized for the first time. The positions of the cysteine residues and the residues around them, which constitute two zinc finger motifs and a P-box, are conserved in both vertebrates and invertebrates. A phylogenetic analysis revealed that paER is an orthologue of ER in the polychaete Platynereis dumerilii...
February 7, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163184/short-term-starvation-and-realimentation-helps-stave-off-edwardsiella-tarda-infection-in-red-sea-bream-pagrus-major
#18
Sipra Mohapatra, Tapas Chakraborty, Mohammad Ali Noman Reza, Sonoko Shimizu, Takahiro Matsubara, Kohei Ohta
Dietary regime modifications have been an integral part of health and healing practices throughout the animal kingdom. Thus, to assess the effects of periodic starvation and refeeding schedule on the physiological and immunological perturbations in Edwardsiella tarda infected red sea bream, we conducted a 20day experiment using 4 treatment groups, namely, pre-fed placebo (PFP); pre-starved placebo (PSP); pre-fed infected (PFI); and pre-starved infected (PSI), wherein a 5h E. tarda infection was done on the 11th day...
April 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130169/identification-and-expression-profiles-of-fifteen-delta-class-glutathione-s-transferase-genes-from-a-stored-product-pest-liposcelis-entomophila-enderlein-psocoptera-liposcelididae
#19
Tian-Xing Jing, Yu-Xian Wu, Ting Li, Dan-Dan Wei, Guy Smagghe, Jin-Jun Wang
Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) comprise a diverse family of enzymes found ubiquitously in aerobic organisms and they play important roles in insecticide resistance. In this study, we tested the sensitivities of Liposcelis entomophila, collected from four different field populations, to three insecticides. The results showed that the insects from Tongliang population had a relatively higher tolerance to malathion and propuxor than insects from other field populations. The insecticide sensitivities of different populations detected in psocids may be due to the different control practices...
April 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111266/cloning-expression-and-functional-analysis-of-two-acetylcholinesterase-genes-in-spodoptera-litura-lepidoptera-noctuidae
#20
Abdalla M A Salim, Muhammad Shakeel, Jinyun Ji, Tinghao Kang, Yashu Zhang, Ehsan Ali, Zhao Xiao, Yanhui Lu, Hu Wan, Jianhong Li
Two acetylcholinesterase genes (SlAce1 and SlAce2) were cloned from Spodoptera litura, which is an important pest that causes widespread economic damage to vegetables and ornamental plants. We analyzed their expression patterns and compared their biological functions by using RNA interference. Our results showed that SlAce1 and SlAce2 cDNA contains 2085bp and 1917bp nucleotides and encoding proteins of 694 and 638 amino acid residues, respectively. Phylogenic analysis indicated that the lineage of SlAce genes and SlAce1 was completely different from SlAce2...
April 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
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