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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448912/effects-of-low-levels-of-ultraviolet-radiation-on-antioxidant-mechanisms-of-japanese-medaka-oryzias-latipes
#1
Wilson F Ramírez-Duarte, Tomofumi Kurobe, Swee J Teh
Extreme weather events like drought are expected to increase with climate change, which will increase exposure of freshwater fish to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Compared to fully grown adult fish, fish in early life stages are more susceptible to UV radiation due to the lack of well-developed pigmentation. Even though several studies have described affectation of fish health after exposure to UV radiation, most of the studies have used intensities that are only found on the surface of the earth crust or at shallow depths in water bodies, and little is known about impacts of weaker UV radiation, which can be found in deep water...
April 20, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432496/reproductive-effects-of-life-cycle-exposure-to-difenoconazole-on-female-marine-medaka-oryzias-melastigma
#2
Xiaocui Dong, Zhenghong Zuo, Jiaojiao Guo, Hongbin Li, Lemeng Zhang, Meng Chen, Zhibin Yang, Chonggang Wang
Difenoconazole (DFZ) is a widely used triazole fungicide which has been detected in some estuaries and embayments. This study was conducted to investigate the effects of DFZ on ovarian development in female marine medaka (Oryzias melastigma). After 180 days exposure of the embryo to DFZ (0, 1, 10, 100 and 1000 ng/L), the gonadosomatic index and percentage of mature oocytes produced were significantly reduced in the 1, 10 and 100 ng/L treatments but not the 1000 ng/L treatment compared to the control, thus exhibiting a U-shaped dose response curve...
April 21, 2017: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428060/effects-of-chronic-ammonia-exposure-on-ammonia-metabolism-and-excretion-in-marine-medaka-oryzias-melastigma
#3
Na Gao, Limei Zhu, Zhiqiang Guo, Meisheng Yi, Li Zhang
Ammonia is highly toxic to aquatic organisms, but whether ammonia excretion or ammonia metabolism to less toxic compounds is the major strategy for detoxification in marine fish against chronic ammonia exposure is unclear to date. In this study, we investigated the metabolism and excretion of ammonia in marine medaka Oryzias melastigma during chronic ammonia exposure. The fish were exposed to 0, 0.1, 0.3, 0.6, and 1.1 mmol l(-1) NH4Cl spiked seawater for 8 weeks. Exposure of 0.3-1.1 mmol l(-1) NH4Cl had deleterious effects on the fish, including significant reductions in growth, feed intake, and total protein content...
April 17, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416325/involvement-of-the-nuclear-progestin-receptor-in-lh-induced-expression-of-membrane-type-2-matrix-metalloproteinase-required-for-follicle-rupture-during-ovulation-in-the-medaka-oryzias-latipes
#4
Katsueki Ogiwara, Takayuki Takahashi
Hormonal regulation of the expression of Mmp15, a proteolytic enzyme indispensable for ovulation in the teleost medaka, was investigated. In an in vitro culture system using preovulatory follicles, Mmp15 expression and ovulation were induced in the presence of recombinant luteinizing hormone (rLh). Both rLh-induced Mmp15 expression and ovulation were 17α, 20β-dihydroxy-4-pregnen-3-one-dependent, suggesting the involvement of a nuclear progestin receptor (Pgr). In vitro follicle ovulation and Mmp15 expression were reduced by treatment with the Pgr antagonist RU-486...
April 14, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411468/nine-co-localized-cytochrome-p450-genes-of-the-cyp2n-cyp2ad-and-cyp2p-gene-families-in-the-mangrove-killifish-kryptolebias-marmoratus-genome-identification-and-expression-in-response-to-b-%C3%AE-p-bpa-op-and-np
#5
Jayesh Puthumana, Bo-Mi Kim, Chang-Bum Jeong, Duck-Hyun Kim, Hye-Min Kang, Jee-Hyun Jung, Il-Chan Kim, Un-Ki Hwang, Jae-Seong Lee
The CYP2 genes are the largest and most diverse cytochrome P450 (CYP) subfamily in vertebrates. We have identified nine co-localized CYP2 genes (∼55kb) in a new cluster in the genome of the highly resilient ecotoxicological fish model Kryptolebias marmoratus. Molecular characterization, temporal and tissue-specific expression pattern, and response to xenobiotics of these genes were examined. The CYP2 gene clusters were characterized and designated CYP2N22-23, CYP2AD12, and CYP2P16-20. Gene synteny analysis confirmed that the cluster in K...
March 31, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399163/three-dimensional-computer-graphic-animations-for-studying-social-approach-behaviour-in-medaka-fish-effects-of-systematic-manipulation-of-morphological-and-motion-cues
#6
Tomohiro Nakayasu, Masaki Yasugi, Soma Shiraishi, Seiichi Uchida, Eiji Watanabe
We studied social approach behaviour in medaka fish using three-dimensional computer graphic (3DCG) animations based on the morphological features and motion characteristics obtained from real fish. This is the first study which used 3DCG animations and examined the relative effects of morphological and motion cues on social approach behaviour in medaka. Various visual stimuli, e.g., lack of motion, lack of colour, alternation in shape, lack of locomotion, lack of body motion, and normal virtual fish in which all four features (colour, shape, locomotion, and body motion) were reconstructed, were created and presented to fish using a computer display...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383254/distribution-bioaccumulation-trophic-transfer-and-influences-of-ceo2-nanoparticles-in-a-constructed-aquatic-food-web
#7
Xingchen Zhao, Miao Yu, Dan Xu, Aifeng Liu, Xingwang Hou, Fang Hao, Yanmin Long, Qunfang Zhou, Guibin Jiang
In view of the final destination of nanomaterials, the water system would be the important sink. However, the environmental behavior of nanomaterials is rather confusing due to the complexity of the real environment. In this study, a fresh water ecosystem, including water, sediment, water lettuce, water silk, Asian clam, snail, water flea, the Japanese Medaka, and the Yamato shrimp, was constructed to study the distribution, bioaccumulation and potential impacts of CeO2 nanoparticles (CeO2 NPs) via long-term exposure...
April 6, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379677/windows-of-susceptibility-and-consequences-of-early-life-exposures-to-17%C3%AE-estradiol-on-medaka-oryzias-latipes-reproductive-success
#8
Crystal S D Lee Pow, Kedamawit Tilahun, Kari Creech, J Mac Law, W Gregory Cope, Thomas J Kwak, James A Rice, D Derek Aday, Seth W Kullman
Estrogens and estrogen mimics are commonly found in surface waters and are associated with deleterious effects in fish populations. Impaired fertility and fecundity in fish following chronic exposures to estrogens and estrogen mimics during critical windows in development are well documented. However, information regarding differential reproductive effects of exposure within defined developmental stages remains sparse. In this study, reproductive capacity was assessed in Japanese medaka (Oryzias latipes) after exposure to two concentrations of 17β-estradiol (E2β; 2 ng/L and 50 ng/L) during four distinct stages of development: gonad development, gonad differentiation, development of secondary sex characteristics (SSC) and gametogenesis...
April 20, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371886/chemical-and-physical-guidance-of-fish-spermatozoa-into-the-egg-through-the-micropyle1
#9
Ryuzo Yanagimachi, Tatsuo Harumi, Hajime Matsubara, Wei Yan, Shuiqiao Yuan, Noritaka Hirohashi, Tomohiro Iida, Etsuro Yamaha, Katsutoshi Arai, Takahiro Matsubara, Tadashi Andoh, Carol Vines, Gary Cherr
Eggs of teleost fish, unlike those of many other animals, allow sperm entry only at a single site, a narrow canal in the egg's chorion called the micropyle. In some fish (e.g. flounder, herring and Alaska pollock), the micropyle is a narrow channel in the chorion, with or without a shallow depression around the outer opening of micropyle. In some other fish (e.g. salmon, pufferfish, cod and medaka), the micropyle is like a funnel with a conical opening. Eggs of all the above fish have a glycoprotein tightly bound to the chorion surface around the micropyle...
March 24, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370873/three-urocortins-in-medaka-identification-and-spatial-expression-in-the-central-nervous-system
#10
Kohei Hosono, Junpei Yamashita, Yukiko Kikuchi, Towako Hiraki-Kajiyama, Kataaki Okubo
The urocortin (UCN) group of neuropeptides includes urocortin 1/sauvagine/urotensin 1 (UTS1), urocortin 2 (UCN2), and urocortin 3 (UCN3). In recent years, evidence has accumulated showing that UCNs play pivotal roles in mediating stress response and anxiety in mammals. Evidence has also emerged regarding the evolutionary conservation of UCNs in vertebrates, but very little information is available about UCNs in non-mammalian vertebrates. In fact, at present, there are no reports of the empirical identification of ucn2 in non-mammalian vertebrates or of the distribution of ucn2 and ucn3 expression in the adult central nervous system (CNS) of these animals...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351739/identification-characterization-and-functional-analysis-of-regulatory-region-of-nanos-gene-from-half-smooth-tongue-sole-cynoglossus-semilaevis
#11
Jinqiang Huang, Yongjuan Li, Changwei Shao, Na Wang, Songlin Chen
The nanos gene encodes an RNA-binding zinc finger protein, which is required in the development and maintenance of germ cells. However, there is very limited information about nanos in flatfish, which impedes its application in fish breeding. In this study, we report the molecular cloning, characterization and functional analysis of the 3'-untranslated region of the nanos gene (Csnanos) from half-smooth tongue sole (Cynoglossus semilaevis), which is an economically important flatfish in China. The 1233-bp cDNA sequence, 1709-bp genomic sequence and flanking sequences (2...
March 25, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347744/the-development-of-cellular-immune-defence-in-marine-medaka-oryzias-melastigma
#12
Frauke Seemann, Drew Ryan Peterson, Michael Wai Lun Chiang, Doris Wai Ting Au
Environmentally induced alterations of the immune system during sensitive developmental stages may manifest as abnormalities in immune organ configuration and/or immune cell differentiation. These not only render the early life stages more vulnerable to pathogens, but may also affect the adult immune competence. Knowledge of these sensitive periods in fish would provide an important prognostic/diagnostic tool for aquatic risk assessment of immunotoxicants. The marine medaka Oryzias melastigma is an emerging seawater fish model for immunotoxcology...
March 24, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347471/double-strand-break-repair-and-%C3%AE-h2ax-formation-in-erythrocytes-of-medaka-oryzias-latipes-after-%C3%AE-irradiation
#13
Alaa El-Din Hamid Sayed, Kento Igarashi, Tomomi Watanabe-Asaka, Hiroshi Mitani
The study of the DNA damage response in erythrocytes after γ-irradiation may provide evidence for its effectiveness as a biomarkers for genotoxic environmental stress. We previously reported various malformations in erythrocytes of medaka irradiated with10 Gy, but not in their micronuclei. In this study, we optimized an assay method for γ-H2AX and double strand breaks in erythrocytes of adult medaka fish after 15 Gy of γ-irradiation. The highest level of apoptosis and nuclear abnormalities, including in micronuclei, were recorded 4 h after γ-irradiation, as was the highest level of γ-H2AX foci in erythrocytes...
May 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336089/cold-lake-blend-diluted-bitumen-toxicity-to-the-early-development-of-japanese-medaka
#14
Barry N Madison, Peter V Hodson, Valerie S Langlois
Diluted bitumen (dilbit) from Alberta oil sands (Canada) is transported across major continental watersheds, yet little is known about its toxicity to fish if spilled into aquatic environments. The toxicity of Cold Lake (CLB) dilbit was assessed for medaka embryos (Oryzias latipes) exposed to water accommodated fractions (WAF) and chemically-enhanced WAF (CEWAF) using Corexit(®)EC9500A as dispersant. The effects of CLB toxicity were similar to conventional crude oils and Access Western Blend (AWB) dilbit. The prevalence of malformations and cyp1a mRNA synthesis in hatched fish increased monotonically with concentration during WAF and CEWAF treatments and provided a novel indicator of dilbit PAH toxicity...
March 20, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324508/in-vitro-preparation-and-crystallization-of-vertebrate-telomerase-subunits
#15
Jing Huang, Christopher J Bley, Dustin P Rand, Julian J L Chen, Ming Lei
Telomerase is a unique reverse transcriptase that replicates the telomeric DNA at most eukaryotic chromosomal ends. The telomerase consists of the catalytic protein subunit TERT and the RNA component TR that provides the template for telomeric DNA synthesis. In vitro reconstitution of telomerase core components in large quantity is the prerequisite to studying the catalytic mechanisms of telomerase at the structural level; however, large-scale preparation of recombinant telomerase, especially that of higher eukaryotes, has been a big challenge for a long time...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279673/social-rank-dependent-expression-of-gonadotropin-releasing-hormones-and-kisspeptin-in-the-medaka-brain
#16
Nao Kagawa, Sayuri Hirose, Keiko Fujimoto, Chihomi Nomura, Yuuma Fujita, Akira Honda, Mai Komori
Social interactions regulate the expression of several neuropeptides that have a central role in the reproductive system of mammals. Nonmammalian vertebrates also have these neuropeptides or paralogs, however, studies on the social regulation of reproductive physiology in nonmammalian species are limited. In this study, we examined whether the expression of gonadotropin-releasing hormones (GnRHs) and kisspeptin (Kiss1) is affected by social hierarchy resulting from the outcomes of male-male competition in medaka fish (Oryzias latipes)...
March 6, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278282/persistent-fibrosis-hypertrophy-and-sarcomere-disorganisation-after-endoscopy-guided-heart-resection-in-adult-xenopus
#17
Lindsey Marshall, Céline Vivien, Fabrice Girardot, Louise Péricard, Barbara A Demeneix, Laurent Coen, Norin Chai
Models of cardiac repair are needed to understand mechanisms underlying failure to regenerate in human cardiac tissue. Such studies are currently dominated by the use of zebrafish and mice. Remarkably, it is between these two evolutionary separated species that the adult cardiac regenerative capacity is thought to be lost, but causes of this difference remain largely unknown. Amphibians, evolutionary positioned between these two models, are of particular interest to help fill this lack of knowledge. We thus developed an endoscopy-based resection method to explore the consequences of cardiac injury in adult Xenopus laevis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258112/pnp4a-is-the-causal-gene-of-the-medaka-iridophore-mutant-guanineless
#18
Tetsuaki Kimura, Yusuke Takehana, Kiyoshi Naruse
See-through medaka lines are suitable for observing internal organs throughout life. They were bred by crossing multiple color mutants. However, some of the causal genes for these mutants have not been identified. The medaka has four pigment cell types: black melanophores, yellow xanthophores, white leucophores, and silvery iridophores. The causal genes of melanophore, xanthophore, and leucophore mutants have been elucidated, but the causal gene for the iridophore mutant remains unknown. Here, we describe the iridophore mutant, guanineless (gu), which exhibits a strong reduction in visible iridophores throughout its larval to adult stages...
April 3, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256523/production-of-the-medaka-derived-from-vitrified-whole-testes-by-germ-cell-transplantation
#19
Shinsuke Seki, Kazunari Kusano, Seungki Lee, Yoshiko Iwasaki, Masaru Yagisawa, Mariko Ishida, Tadashi Hiratsuka, Takao Sasado, Kiyoshi Naruse, Goro Yoshizaki
The medaka (Oryzias latipes) is a teleost model distinguished from other model organisms by the presence of inbred strains, wild stocks, and related species. Cryopreservation guarantees preservation of these unique biological resources. However, because of their large size, cryopreservation techniques for their eggs and embryos have not been established. In the present study, we established a methodology to produce functional gametes from cryopreserved testicular cells (TCs). Whole testes taken from medaka were cryopreserved by vitrification...
March 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254063/bioaccumulation-and-the-expression-of-hepatic-cytochrome-p450-genes-in-marine-medaka-oryzias-melastigma-exposed-to-difenoconazole
#20
Lemeng Zhang, Xiaocui Dong, Chonggang Wang, Zhenghong Zuo, Meng Chen
This study was conducted to assess the effects of difenoconazole (DFZ), a triazole fungicide, on the hepatic biotransformation system and its bioaccumulation in marine medaka (Oryzias melastigma). Fish were exposed to DFZ (1, 10, 100, 1000ng/L) for 180days. The results showed that: (1) The mRNA levels of hepatic CYP1A1, CYP1B, CYP1C1, CYP27B and CYP3A40 were up-regulated, but those of CYP3A38 and CYP27A1 were down-regulated. (2) The activity of ethoxyresorufin-O-deethylase (EROD) and the content of reduced glutathione (GSH) in the liver were increased in the DFZ-treated groups, and glutathione S-transferase (GST) activity was increased in the 100 and 1000ng/L groups...
February 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
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