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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728047/early-life-co-exposures-to-a-real-world-pah-mixture-and-hypoxia-result-in-later-life-and-next-generation-consequences-in-medaka-oryzias-latipes
#1
Jingli Mu, Melissa Chernick, Wu Dong, Richard T Di Giulio, David E Hinton
Acute effects of individual and complex mixtures of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are well documented in vertebrate species. Hypoxia in fish reduces metabolic rate and reproduction. However, less is known about the later life consequences stemming from early-life exposure to PAHs or hypoxia, particularly their co-exposure. To address this, medaka (Oryzias latipes) embryos were exposed to a complex PAH mixture sediment extract from the Elizabeth River, VA (ERSE) at concentrations of 0.1, 0.5, or 1...
June 27, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711606/ovarian-aromatase-loss-of-function-mutant-medaka-undergo-ovary-degeneration-and-partial-female-to-male-sex-reversal-after-puberty
#2
Masatoshi Nakamoto, Yasushi Shibata, Kaoru Ohno, Takeshi Usami, Yasuhiro Kamei, Yoshihito Taniguchi, Takeshi Todo, Takashi Sakamoto, Graham Young, Penny Swanson, Kiyoshi Naruse, Yoshitaka Nagahama
Although estrogens have been generally considered to play a critical role in ovarian differentiation in non-mammalian vertebrates, the specific functions of estrogens during ovarian differentiation remain unclear. We isolated two mutants with premature stops in the ovarian aromatase (cyp19a1) gene from an N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea-based gene-driven mutagenesis library of the medaka, Oryzias latipes. In XX mutants, gonads first differentiated into normal ovaries containing many ovarian follicles that failed to accumulate yolk...
July 12, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708984/comparison-of-social-behavior-responses-of-japanese-medaka-oryzias-latipes-to-lethal-and-sublethal-chlorpyrifos-concentrations-at-different-exposure-times
#3
Fatma Khalil, Xuchun Qiu, Ik Joon Kang, Ismail Abo-Ghanema, Yohei Shimasaki, Yuji Oshima
Chlorpyrifos (CPF) is one of the most widely used insecticides and has been found in both urban and rural water bodies. In this study, we studied variations in the social behavioral patterns, swimming behavior, and brain acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity of Japanese medaka exposed to lethal (0.12mg/L) and sublethal (0.012mg/L) concentrations of CPF after different exposure times. Group behavior performance (schooling, shoaling, and solitary) was determined on day 4 of lethal exposure and on days 4, 8, and 12 of sublethal exposure...
July 11, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707405/generation-of-biallelic-f0-mutants-in-medaka-using-the-crispr-cas9-system
#4
Rie Sawamura, Natsumi Osafune, Takahiro Murakami, Fumiya Furukawa, Takeshi Kitano
Several animal models generated by genome editing methods develop somatic mosaic mutations including wild-type genome sequence in F0 generation because it is difficult to use editing tools at the one-cell stage. Producing complete knockout animals quickly is a great advantage in determining the function of target genes. This study investigated the generation of F0 knockout medaka using the CRISPR/Cas9 system. To determine whether this editing system induced mutations in the medaka genome at the one-cell stage, recombinant Cas9 protein, tracrRNA and crRNA for dead end (dnd), which is essential for germ cell development, were injected into one-cell stage embryos of olvas-DsRedExpress transgenic medaka...
July 14, 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698478/antifungal-and-ichthyotoxic-sesquiterpenoids-from-santalum-album-heartwood
#5
Tae Hoon Kim, Tsutomu Hatano, Keinosuke Okamoto, Takashi Yoshida, Hiroshi Kanzaki, Michiko Arita, Hideyuki Ito
In our continuing study on a survey of biologically active natural products from heartwood of Santalum album (Southwest Indian origin), we newly found potent fish toxic activity of an n-hexane soluble extract upon primary screening using killifish (medaka) and characterized α-santalol and β-santalol as the active components. The toxicity (median tolerance limit (TLm) after 24 h at 1.9 ppm) of α-santalol was comparable with that of a positive control, inulavosin (TLm after 24 h at 1.3 ppm). These fish toxic compounds including inulavosin were also found to show a significant antifungal effect against a dermatophytic fungus, Trichophyton rubrum...
July 8, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698048/identification-and-functional-evaluation-of-two-stat3-variants-in-grass-carp-implication-for-the-existence-of-specific-alternative-splicing-of-stat3-gene-in-teleost
#6
Linyong Du, Hong Zhou, Lei Qin, He Wei, Anying Zhang, Kun Yang, Xinyan Wang
A STAT family member, STAT3, becomes activated as a DNA binding protein in response to cytokines and growth factors. In teleost, STAT3 cDNA has been cloned and identified in a few species, but only a single STAT3 transcript is revealed in these studies. In the present study, two variants of STAT3 gene generated by alternative splicing were isolated from grass carp and nominated as STAT3α1 and STAT3α2 based on the homology with their mammalian orthologs. In particular, the homologs of STAT3α1/2 were also found in various fish species, including zebrafish, takifugu, tilapia, medaka and goldfish...
July 8, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693720/individual-recognition-and-the-face-inversion-effect-in-medaka-fish-oryzias-latipes
#7
Mu-Yun Wang, Hideaki Takeuchi
Individual recognition (IR) is essential for maintaining various social interactions in a group, and face recognition is one of the most specialised cognitive abilities in IR. We used both a mating preference system and an electric shock conditioning experiment to test IR ability in medaka, and found that signals near the face are important. Medaka required more time to discriminate vertically inverted faces, but not horizontally shifted faces or inverted non-face objects. The ability may be comparable to the classic 'face inversion effect' in humans and some other mammals...
July 11, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677658/abscopal-activation-of-microglia-in-embryonic-fish-brain-following-targeted-irradiation-with-heavy-ion-microbeam
#8
Takako Yasuda, Miyuki Kamahori, Kento Nagata, Tomomi Watanabe-Asaka, Michiyo Suzuki, Tomoo Funayama, Hiroshi Mitani, Shoji Oda
Microglia remove apoptotic cells by phagocytosis when the central nervous system is injured in vertebrates. Ionizing irradiation (IR) induces apoptosis and microglial activation in embryonic midbrain of medaka (Oryzias latipes), where apolipoprotein E (ApoE) is upregulated in the later phase of activation of microglia In this study, we found that another microglial marker, l-plastin (lymphocyte cytosolic protein 1), was upregulated at the initial phase of the IR-induced phagocytosis when activated microglia changed their morphology and increased motility to migrate...
July 4, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666956/coordination-of-cellular-differentiation-polarity-mitosis-and-meiosis-new-findings-from-early-vertebrate-oogenesis
#9
REVIEW
Yaniv M Elkouby, Mary C Mullins
A mechanistic dissection of early oocyte differentiation in vertebrates is key to advancing our knowledge of germline development, reproductive biology, the regulation of meiosis, and all of their associated disorders. Recent advances in the field include breakthroughs in the identification of germline stem cells in Medaka, in the cellular architecture of the germline cyst in mice, in a mechanistic dissection of chromosomal pairing and bouquet formation in meiosis in mice, in tracing oocyte symmetry breaking to the chromosomal bouquet of meiosis in zebrafish, and in the biology of the Balbiani body, a universal oocyte granule...
June 28, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662518/effects-of-n-nitrosodiethylamine-a-potent-carcinogen-on-sexual-development-gametogenesis-and-oocyte-maturation
#10
Reshma Nair U, Anju C Victor, Vinod Paul, Bindhu Paul-Prasanth
N-Nitrosodiethylamine (DEN), a well-known hepatocarcinogen, is found in certain food products as such or as a metabolic byproduct. This study investigated the effects of DEN on sexual development, gametogenesis, and oocyte maturation in Japanese medaka (Oryzias latipes). DEN reduced the germ cell number dose-dependently during early stages of sexual differentiation in XX larvae, resulting in underdeveloped ovaries in adulthood at low doses. This effect was sex-specific as no such changes were seen in XY larvae...
2017: Sexual Development: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Endocrinology, Embryology, and Pathology of Sex Determination and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661683/identification-of-chemicals-in-oil-sands-process-affected-water-that-cause-oxidative-stress
#11
Jianxian Sun, Hui Peng, Hattan A Alharbi, Paul D Jones, John P Giesy, Steve B Wiseman
Oil sands process-affected water (OSPW) has been reported to cause oxidative stress in organisms, yet the causative agents remain unknown. In this study, a high-throughput in vitro Nrf2 reporter system was used, to determine chemicals in OSPW that cause oxidative stress. Five fractions, with increasing polarity, of the dissolved organic phase of OSPW were generated by use of solid phase extraction cartridges. The greatest response of Nrf2 was elicited by F2 (2.7 ± 0.1-fold), consistent with greater hydroperoxidation of lipids in embryos of Japanese medaka (Oryzias latipes) exposed to F2...
June 29, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656578/water-effect-ratio-of-copper-and-its-application-on-setting-site-specific-water-quality-criteria-for-protecting-marine-ecosystems-of-hong-kong
#12
Vivien W W Bao, Kevin K Y Ho, Kenneth K Y Lai, Yanny K Y Mak, Erica P Y Mak, Guang-Jie Zhou, John P Giesy, Kenneth M Y Leung
Generic water quality criteria (WQC) of a chemical are usually set based on results generated from toxicity tests which were conducted using standard laboratory water with well-controlled physiochemical properties. However, in natural aquatic environments, physiochemical characteristics, such as salinity, total suspended solid, total organic carbon and the co-existence of chemical contaminants, often vary spatially and temporally. These parameters can, in turn, alter the bioavailability of target chemicals and, thus, influence their toxicity to marine organisms...
June 28, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653811/biochemical-characterization-of-medaka-oryzias-latipes-orthologue-for-mammalian-factor-xiii-and-establishment-of-gene-edited-mutant
#13
Rima Horimizu, Ryota Ogawa, Yuko Watanabe, Hideki Tatsukawa, Masato Kinoshita, Hisashi Hashimoto, Kiyotaka Hitomi
At the final process of blood coagulation, fibrin molecules are stabilized via a catalytic reaction by Factor XIIIA (FXIIIA), one of the family members of transglutaminase (TGase) that catalyzes protein cross-linking reactions. In this study, we characterized the orthologue of this enzyme in medaka (Oryzias latipes), an established model fish in which a coagulation system is also preserved. The recombinant protein of this orthologue enzyme was produced in baculovirus-infected insect cells and used for biochemical property analysis including activation by thrombin-proteolysis and calcium-dependence of the TGase enzymatic activity...
June 27, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643259/genome-editing-of-medaka
#14
Satoshi Ansai, Masato Kinoshita
Medaka (Oryzias latipes), along with zebrafish (Danio rerio), is a useful experimental model fish. Here, we describe a simple method for generating medaka gene knock-out strains using an automated microchip electrophoresis system. We also describe a method for targeted gene knock-in using a plasmid carrying a sequence that does not cause off-target effects in medaka.
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642462/metabolic-changes-in-medaka-fish-induced-by-cyanobacterial-exposures-in-mesocosms-an-integrative-approach-combining-proteomic-and-metabolomic-analyses
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Benoît Sotton, Alain Paris, Séverine Le Manach, Alain Blond, Gérard Lacroix, Alexis Millot, Charlotte Duval, Hélène Huet, Qin Qiao, Sophie Labrut, Giovanni Chiapetta, Joelle Vinh, Arnaud Catherine, Benjamin Marie
Cyanobacterial blooms pose serious threats to aquatic organisms and strongly impact the functioning of aquatic ecosystems. Due to their ability to produce a wide range of potentially bioactive secondary metabolites, so called cyanotoxins, cyanobacteria have been extensively studied in the past decades. Proteomic and metabolomic analyses provide a unique opportunity to evaluate the global response of hundreds of proteins and metabolites at a glance. In this study, we provide the first combined utilization of these methods targeted to identify the response of fish to bloom-forming cyanobacteria...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639422/medaka-and-zebrafish-contactin1-mutants-as-a-model-for-understanding-neural-circuits-for-motor-coordination
#16
Miki Takeuchi, Chikako Inoue, Akiko Goshima, Yusuke Nagao, Koichi Shimizu, Hiroki Miyamoto, Takashi Shimizu, Hisashi Hashimoto, Shigenobu Yonemura, Atsuo Kawahara, Yutaka Hirata, Masayuki Yoshida, Masahiko Hibi
A spontaneous medaka ro mutant shows abnormal wobbling and rolling swimming behaviors. By positional cloning, we mapped the ro locus to a region containing the gene encoding Contactin1b (Cntn1b), which is an immunoglobulin (Ig)-superfamily domain-containing membrane-anchored protein. The ro mutant had a deletion in the cntn1b gene that introduced a premature stop codon. Furthermore, cntn1b mutants generated by the CRISPR/Cas9 system and trans-heterozygotes of the CRISPR mutant allele and ro had abnormal swimming behavior, indicating that the cntn1b gene was responsible for the ro-mutant phenotype...
June 22, 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636229/recovery-from-reproductive-and-morphological-abnormalities-in-medaka-oryzias-latipes-following-a-14-day-exposure-to-diclofenac
#17
Hirofumi Yokota, Kaho Higashi, Erina Hanada, Ei Matsuzaki, Yukinari Tsuruda, Tomoko Suzuki, Eiko Nakano, Sayaka Eguchi
Mating pairs of medaka (Oryzias latipes) were exposed to diclofenac (DCF) at measured concentrations of 0 (control), 7.1, 37, and 78 µg/L for 14 d under static-renewal conditions. Effects on reproductive success, as well as morphological abnormalities, of the fish were assessed. During the exposure period, both fecundity and fertility were significantly decreased in the 37 and 78 µg/L treatments groups, and swollen abdomens in females were observed in all exposure groups. Notably, a defect of the lower jaw also was observed in four male fish: two at 37 µg/L, and the others at 78 µg/L of DCF...
June 21, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634391/two-alternative-pathways-for-docosahexaenoic-acid-dha-22-6n-3-biosynthesis-are-widespread-among-teleost-fish
#18
Angela Oboh, Naoki Kabeya, Greta Carmona-Antoñanzas, L Filipe C Castro, James R Dick, Douglas R Tocher, Oscar Monroig
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) plays important physiological roles in vertebrates. Studies in rats and rainbow trout confirmed that DHA biosynthesis proceeds through the so-called "Sprecher pathway", a biosynthetic process requiring a Δ6 desaturation of 24:5n-3 to 24:6n-3. Alternatively, some teleosts possess fatty acyl desaturases 2 (Fads2) that enable them to biosynthesis DHA through a more direct route termed the "Δ4 pathway". In order to elucidate the prevalence of both pathways among teleosts, we investigated the Δ6 ability towards C24 substrates of Fads2 from fish with different evolutionary and ecological backgrounds...
June 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634053/using-short-term-bioassays-to-evaluate-the-endocrine-disrupting-capacity-of-the-pesticides-linuron-and-fenoxycarb
#19
Petra Spirhanzlova, Bert De Groef, Freda E Nicholson, Sylvia V H Grommen, Giulia Marras, Anthony Sébillot, Barbara A Demeneix, Sophie Pallud-Mothré, Gregory F Lemkine, Andrew J Tindall, David Du Pasquier
Several short-term whole-organism bioassays based on transgenic aquatic models are now under validation by the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) to become standardized test guidelines for the evaluation of the endocrine activity of substances. Evaluation of the endocrine disrupting capacity of pesticides will be a domain of applicability of these future reference tests. The herbicide linuron and the insecticide fenoxycarb are two chemicals commonly used in agricultural practices...
June 17, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632131/reciprocal-analyses-in-zebrafish-and-medaka-reveal-that-harnessing-the-immune-response-promotes-cardiac-regeneration
#20
Shih-Lei Lai, Rubén Marín-Juez, Pedro Luís Moura, Carsten Kuenne, Jason Kuan Han Lai, Ayele Taddese Tsedeke, Stefan Guenther, Mario Looso, Didier Yr Stainier
Zebrafish display a distinct ability to regenerate their heart following injury. However, this ability is not shared by another teleost, the medaka. In order to identify cellular and molecular bases for this difference, we performed comparative transcriptomic analyses following cardiac cryoinjury. This comparison points to major differences in immune cell dynamics between these models. Upon closer examination, we observed delayed and reduced macrophage recruitment in medaka, along with delayed neutrophil clearance...
June 20, 2017: ELife
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