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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439470/mitochondrial-diversity-in-gonionemus-trachylina-hydrozoa-and-its-implications-for-understanding-the-origins-of-clinging-jellyfish-in-the-northwest-atlantic-ocean
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Annette F Govindarajan, Mary R Carman, Marat R Khaidarov, Alexander Semenchenko, John P Wares
Determining whether a population is introduced or native to a region can be challenging due to inadequate taxonomy, the presence of cryptic lineages, and poor historical documentation. For taxa with resting stages that bloom episodically, determining origin can be especially challenging as an environmentally-triggered abrupt appearance of the taxa may be confused with an anthropogenic introduction. Here, we assess diversity in mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I sequences obtained from multiple Atlantic and Pacific locations, and discuss the implications of our findings for understanding the origin of clinging jellyfish Gonionemus in the Northwest Atlantic...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419691/the-low-diverse-gastric-microbiome-of-the-jellyfish-cotylorhiza-tuberculata-is-dominated-by-four-novel-taxa
#2
Tomeu Viver, Luis H Orellana, Janet K Hatt, Mercedes Urdiain, Sara Díaz, Michael Richter, Josefa Antón, Massimo Avian, Rudolf Amann, Konstantinos T Konstantinidis, Ramon Rosselló-Móra
Cotylorhiza tuberculata is an important scyphozoan jellyfish producing population blooms in the Mediterranean probably due to pelagic ecosystem's decay. Its gastric cavity can serve as a simple model of microbial - animal digestive associations, yet poorly characterized. Using state-of-the-art metagenomic population binning and catalyzed reporter deposition fluorescence in situ hybridization (CARD-FISH), we show that only four novel clonal phylotypes were consistently associated with multiple jellyfish adults...
April 17, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413728/mechanism-of-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-phosphorylation-and-activation-by-tentacle-extract-from-the-jellyfish-cyanea-capillata
#3
Beilei Wang, Dan Liu, Chao Wang, Qianqian Wang, Hui Zhang, Guoyan Liu, Xia Tao, Liming Zhang
Our previous study demonstrated that tentacle extract (TE) from the jellyfish Cyanea capillata (C. capillata) could cause a weak relaxation response mediated by nitric oxide (NO) using isolated aorta rings. However, the intracellular mechanisms of TE-induced vasodilation remain unclear. Thus, this study was conducted to examine the role of TE on Akt/eNOS/NO and Ca(2+) signaling pathways in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). Our results showed that TE induced dose- and time-dependent increases of eNOS activity and NO production...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396155/partial-purification-and-identification-of-a-metalloproteinase-with-anticoagulant-activity-from-rhizostoma-pulmo-barrel-jellyfish
#4
Akriti Rastogi, Angshuman Sarkar, Dibakar Chakrabarty
Rhizostoma pulmo (Barrel Jellyfish) is one of the commonly found jellyfishes on the South-Goan coast of India. Here we present characterization of R. pulmo tentacle extract. The tentacle extracts were found to be capable of affecting the hemostatic system at three different levels, as it exhibited fibrinogenolysis, fibrinolysis and inhibition of ADP induced platelet aggregation. It preferentially cleaved the Aα chain of fibrinogen, followed by the Bβ chain and the γ chain. The tentacle extract also showed significant hemolytic activity against human RBCs and strong proteolytic activity for substrates like (azo) casein and gelatin...
June 15, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390081/symbiodinium-mitigate-the-combined-effects-of-hypoxia-and-acidification-on-a-non-calcifying-cnidarian
#5
Shannon G Klein, Kylie A Pitt, Matthew R Nitschke, Samantha Goyen, David T Welsh, David J Suggett, Anthony R Carroll
Anthropogenic nutrient inputs enhance microbial respiration within many coastal ecosystems, driving concurrent hypoxia and acidification. During photosynthesis, Symbiodinium spp., the microalgal endosymbionts of cnidarians and other marine phyla, produce O2 and assimilate CO2 , and thus potentially mitigate the exposure of the host to these stresses. However, such a role for Symbiodinium remains untested for non-calcifying cnidarians. We therefore contrasted the fitness of symbiotic and aposymbiotic polyps of a model host jellyfish (Cassiopea sp...
April 8, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389791/isolation-and-characterization-of-14-tetranucleotide-microsatellite-loci-for-the-cannonball-jellyfish-stomolophus-sp-by-next-generation-sequencing
#6
Leandro Nicolás Getino-Mamet, Tania Valdivia-Carrillo, Liza Gómez Daglio, Francisco Javier García-De León
The Cannonball jellyfish (Stomolophus sp.) is a species of jellyfish with high relevance in artisanal fishing. Studies of their populations do not extend beyond the morphological descriptions knowing that presents a great morphological variability. However, there are no genetic studies to determine the number of independent populations, so microsatellite markers become a suitable option. Since there are no species-specific microsatellite loci, in this paper, 14 new microsatellite loci are characterized. Microsatellite loci were isolated de novo through next generation sequencing, by two runs on Illumina MiSeq...
April 7, 2017: Molecular Biology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388360/molecular-characterization-of-aspartylglucosaminidase-a-lysosomal-hydrolase-upregulated-during-strobilation-in-the-moon-jellyfish-aurelia-aurita
#7
Natsumi Tsujita, Hiroyuki Kuwahara, Hiroki Koyama, Noriyuki Yanaka, Kenji Arakawa, Hisato Kuniyoshi
The life cycle of the moon jellyfish, Aurelia aurita, alternates between a benthic asexual polyp stage and a planktonic sexual medusa (jellyfish) stage. Transition from polyp to medusa is called strobilation. To investigate the molecular mechanisms of strobilation, we screened for genes that are upregulated during strobilation using the differential display method and we identified aspartylglucosaminidase (AGA), which encodes a lysosomal hydrolase. Similar to AGAs from other species, Aurelia AGA possessed an N-terminal signal peptide and potential N-glycosylation sites...
May 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386440/the-positive-side-of-a-negative-reference-the-delay-between-linguistic-processing-and-common-ground
#8
Edmundo Kronmüller, Ira Noveck, Natalia Rivera, Francisco Jaume-Guazzini, Dale Barr
Interlocutors converge on names to refer to entities. For example, a speaker might refer to a novel looking object as the jellyfish and, once identified, the listener will too. The hypothesized mechanism behind such referential precedents is a subject of debate. The common ground view claims that listeners register the object as well as the identity of the speaker who coined the label. The linguistic view claims that, once established, precedents are treated by listeners like any other linguistic unit, i.e...
February 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359008/hot-water-immersion-v-icepacks-for-treating-the-pain-of-chironex-fleckeri-stings-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#9
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Geoffrey K Isbister, Didier J Palmer, Rebecca L Weir, Bart J Currie
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness of hot water immersion for relieving the pain of major box jellyfish (Chironex fleckeri) stings.Design, interventions: Open label, randomised controlled trial comparing the effects of hot water immersion (45°C) and icepacks.Setting, participants: 42 patients with suspected C. fleckeri stings treated in the emergency department of the Royal Darwin Hospital during September 2005 - October 2008. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The primary outcome was pain severity, assessed with a visual analogue scale (VAS)...
April 3, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359006/are-we-using-the-correct-first-aid-for-jellyfish
#10
Jamie E Seymour
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 3, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343460/new-methods-of-morphometric-analyses-on-scyphozoan-jellyfish-statoliths-including-the-first-direct-evidence-for-statolith-growth-using-calcein-as-a-fluorescent-marker
#11
Ilka Sötje, Tamar Dishon, Frank Hoffmann, Sabine Holst
Statoliths are the only hard structures in the gelatinous bell of most scyphozoan medusae and investigations on these structures could promote investigations of the understudied population dynamics and phylogeny of jellyfish. We examined the statoliths of Aurelia aurita jellyfish of different ages by light microscopic and microtomographic measurements supplemented by scanning electron microscopy. The morphometric analyses confirmed that statolith numbers and sizes increase during jellyfish development and revealed that newly-formed statoliths had similar shapes that may change during statolith growth...
March 27, 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334693/fabrication-of-human-hair-keratin-jellyfish-collagen-eggshell-derived-hydroxyapatite-osteoinductive-biocomposite-scaffolds-for-bone-tissue-engineering-from-waste-to-regenerative-medicine-products
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Yavuz Emre Arslan, Tugba Sezgin Arslan, Burak Derkus, Emel Emregul, Kaan C Emregul
In the present study, we aimed at fabricating an osteoinductive biocomposite scaffold using keratin obtained from human hair, jellyfish collagen and eggshell-derived nano-sized spherical hydroxyapatite (nHA) for bone tissue engineering applications. Keratin, collagen and nHA were characterized with the modified Lowry method, free-sulfhydryl groups and hydroxyproline content analysis, sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE), attenuated total reflectance-fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR) and thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) which confirmed the success of the extraction and/or isolation processes...
March 18, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331896/hematological-parameters-on-the-effect-of-the-jellyfish-venom-cassiopea-andromeda-in-animal-models
#13
Iraj Nabipour, Gholamhossein Mohebbi, Hossein Vatanpour, Amir Vazirizadeh
For the first time, we previously recorded an enormous population of the Cassiopea andromeda jellyfish that had increased dramatically from Bushehr coasts of Iran. The sub-acute toxicity of the jellyfish venom in rat organs was correspondingly carried out. The data presented in this paper relate to the in vivo and in vitro hematological effects of this venomous species of jellyfish venom.
April 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265497/indomethacin-reproducibly-induces-metamorphosis-in-cassiopea-xamachana-scyphistomae
#14
Patricia Cabrales-Arellano, Tania Islas-Flores, Patricia E Thomé, Marco A Villanueva
Cassiopea xamachana jellyfish are an attractive model system to study metamorphosis and/or cnidarian-dinoflagellate symbiosis due to the ease of cultivation of their planula larvae and scyphistomae through their asexual cycle, in which the latter can bud new larvae and continue the cycle without differentiation into ephyrae. Then, a subsequent induction of metamorphosis and full differentiation into ephyrae is believed to occur when the symbionts are acquired by the scyphistomae. Although strobilation induction and differentiation into ephyrae can be accomplished in various ways, a controlled, reproducible metamorphosis induction has not been reported...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258523/analysis-of-pelagia-noctiluca-proteome-reveals-a-red-fluorescent-protein-a-zinc-metalloproteinase-and-a-peroxiredoxin
#15
Bárbara Frazão, Alexandre Campos, Hugo Osório, Benjamin Thomas, Sérgio Leandro, Alexandre Teixeira, Vitor Vasconcelos, Agostinho Antunes
Pelagia noctiluca is the most venomous jellyfish in the Mediterranean Sea where it forms dense blooms. Although there is several published research on this species, until now none of the works has been focused on a complete protein profile of the all body constituents of this organism. Here, we have performed a detailed proteomics characterization of the major protein components expressed by P. noctiluca. With that aim, we have considered the study of jellyfish proteins involved in defense, body constituents and metabolism, and furthered explore the significance and potential application of such bioactive molecules...
April 2017: Protein Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250103/the-nematocyst-s-sting-is-driven-by-the-tubule-moving-front
#16
Sinwook Park, Gadi Piriatinskiy, Dan Zeevi, Jonathan Ben-David, Gilad Yossifon, Uri Shavit, Tamar Lotan
The nematocyst is the explosive injection system of the phylum Cnidaria, and is one of the fastest delivery systems found in Nature. Exploring its injection mechanism is key for understanding predator-prey interactions and protection against jellyfish stinging. Here we analyse the injection of jellyfish nematocysts and ask how the build-up of the poly-γ-glutamate (pγGlu) osmotic potential inside the nematocyst drives its discharge. To control the osmotic potential, we used a two-channel microfluidic system to direct the elongating nematocyst tubule through oil, where no osmotic potential can develop, while keeping the nematocyst capsule in water at all times...
March 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245277/environmental-dna-reflects-spatial-and-temporal-jellyfish-distribution
#17
Toshifumi Minamoto, Miho Fukuda, Koki R Katsuhara, Ayaka Fujiwara, Shunsuke Hidaka, Satoshi Yamamoto, Kohji Takahashi, Reiji Masuda
Recent development of environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis allows us to survey underwater macro-organisms easily and cost effectively; however, there have been no reports on eDNA detection or quantification for jellyfish. Here we present the first report on an eDNA analysis of marine jellyfish using Japanese sea nettle (Chrysaora pacifica) as a model species by combining a tank experiment with spatial and temporal distribution surveys. We performed a tank experiment monitoring eDNA concentrations over a range of time intervals after the introduction of jellyfish, and quantified the eDNA concentrations by quantitative real-time PCR...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240847/persian-gulf-jellyfish-cassiopea-andromeda-venom-fractions-induce-selective-injury-and-cytochrome-c-release-in-mitochondria-obtained-from-breast-adenocarcinoma-patients
#18
Mohammad Reza Mirshamsi, Ramesh Omranipour, Amir Vazirizadeh, Amir Fakhri, Fatemeh Zangeneh, Gholam Hussain Mohebbi, Ramin Seyedian, Jalal Pourahmad
Objective: This study was conducted to investigate whether fractions of jellyfish Cassiope andromeda venom, could selectively induce toxicity on mitochondria isolated from cancer tissue of patients with breast adenocarcinomas. Methods: Firstly, we extracted two fractions, (f1 and f2) from crude jellyfish venom by gel filtration on Sephadex G-200.Then different dilutions of these extracted fractions were applied to mitochondria isolated from human breast tumoral- and extra-tumoral tissues. Parameters of mitochondrial toxicity including generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) collapse, swelling, cytochrome c release, activation of caspase3 and apoptosis were then assayed...
January 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235909/crying-a-river-how-much-salt-laden-jelly-can-a-leatherback-turtle-really-eat
#19
John Davenport
Leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) are capital breeders that accumulate blubber (33 kJ g wet mass(-1)) by hyperphagia on a gelatinous diet at high latitudes; they breed in the tropics. A jellyfish diet is energy-poor (0.1-0.2 kJ g wet mass(-1)), so leatherbacks must ingest large quantities. Two published estimates of feeding rate (50% body mass d(-1) (on Rhizostoma pulmo), 73% body mass d(-1) (on Cyanea capillata)) have been criticised as too high. Jellyfish have high salt and water contents that must be removed to access organic material and energy...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216728/marine-and-other-aquatic-dermatoses
#20
Surg Capt Jandhyala Sridhar, Surg Cdr Rajeev Deo
Occupational and recreational aquatic activity predisposes our population to a wide variety of dermatoses. Sunburn, urticaria, jellyfish stings, and contact dermatitis to rubber equipment are common allergies that are encountered in the aquatic environment. Among the infections, tinea versicolor, intertrigo, and verruca vulgaris are widespread. Swimmer's itch may occur due to skin penetration by schistosome cercariae, while free-floating nematocysts of marine coelenterates may precipitate seabather's eruption...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
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