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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549975/knockdown-of-epigenetic-transcriptional-co-regulator-brd2a-disrupts-apoptosis-and-proper-formation-of-hindbrain-and-midbrain-hindbrain-boundary-mhb-region-in-zebrafish
#1
Tami Murphy, Heather Melville, Eliza Fradkin, Giana Bistany, Gregory Branigan, Kelly Olsen, Catharine R Comstock, Hayley Hanby, Ellie Garbade, Angela J DiBenedetto
Brd2 is a member of the bromodomain-extraterminal domain (BET) family of proteins and functions as an acetyl-histone-directed transcriptional co-regulator and recruitment scaffold in chromatin modification complexes affecting signal-dependent transcription. While Brd2 acts as a protooncogene in mammalian blood, developmental studies link it to regulation of neuronal apoptosis and epilepsy, and complete knockout of the gene is invariably embryonic lethal. In Drosophila, the Brd2 homolog acts as a maternal effect factor necessary for segment formation and identity and proper expression of homeotic loci, including Ultrabithorax and engrailed...
May 23, 2017: Mechanisms of Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547212/the-kinetics-in-mathematical-models-on-segmentation-clock-genes-in-zebrafish
#2
Kuan-Wei Chen, Kang-Ling Liao, Chih-Wen Shih
Somitogenesis is the process for the development of somites in vertebrate embryos. This process is timely regulated by synchronous oscillatory expression of the segmentation clock genes. Mathematical models expressed by delay equations or ODEs have been proposed to depict the kinetics of these genes in interacting cells. Through mathematical analysis, we investigate the parameter regimes for synchronous oscillations and oscillation-arrested in an ODE model and a model with transcriptional and translational delays, both with Michaelis-Menten type degradations...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506615/modelling-asymmetric-somitogenesis-deciphering-the-mechanisms-behind-species-differences
#3
Renske M A Vroomans, Kirsten H W J Ten Tusscher
Somitogenesis is one of the major hallmarks of bilateral symmetry in vertebrates. This symmetry is lost when retinoic acid (RA) signalling is inhibited, allowing the left-right determination pathway to influence somitogenesis. In all three studied vertebrate model species, zebrafish, chicken and mouse, the frequency of somite formation becomes asymmetric, with slower gene expression oscillations driving somitogenesis on the right side. Still, intriguingly, the resulting left-right asymmetric phenotypes differ significantly between these model species...
May 12, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495578/expression-pattern-and-functional-analysis-of-fundc1-in-rare-minnow-gobiocypris-rarus
#4
Gongyu Xu, Zhenzhen Li, Jinwen Xiao, Fangqing Li, Weiyuan Ye, Haobin Zhao, Qingchun Zhou, Xueping Zhong
Fundc1 is a mitochondrial outer membrane protein and plays important roles in mitochondria fission and hypoxia-induced mitophagy in mammalian cells. However, there is no relevant report of fundc1 in fish. In the present study, we cloned a 942bp fundc1 cDNA from rare minnow. The cDNA, designated as Grfundc1 cDNA, contains an open reading frame (ORF) of 459bp which encodes a polypeptide of 152 amino acid residues. Comparisons of deduced amino acid sequences demonstrated that Grfundc1 was highly homologous with those of other vertebrates...
May 7, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484613/homeotic-shift-at-the-dawn-of-the-turtle-evolution
#5
Tomasz Szczygielski
All derived turtles are characterized by one of the strongest reductions of the dorsal elements among Amniota, and have only 10 dorsal and eight cervical vertebrae. I demonstrate that the Late Triassic turtles, which represent successive stages of the shell evolution, indicate that the shift of the boundary between the cervical and dorsal sections of the vertebral column occurred over the course of several million years after the formation of complete carapace. The more generalized reptilian formula of at most seven cervicals and at least 11 dorsals is thus plesiomorphic for Testudinata...
April 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484373/evolution-and-development-of-the-inner-ear-efferent-system-transforming-a-motor-neuron-population-to-connect-to-the-most-unusual-motor-protein-via-ancient-nicotinic-receptors
#6
REVIEW
Bernd Fritzsch, Karen L Elliott
All craniate chordates have inner ears with hair cells that receive input from the brain by cholinergic centrifugal fibers, the so-called inner ear efferents (IEEs). Comparative data suggest that IEEs derive from facial branchial motor (FBM) neurons that project to the inner ear instead of facial muscles. Developmental data showed that IEEs develop adjacent to FBMs and segregation from IEEs might depend on few transcription factors uniquely associated with IEEs. Like other cholinergic terminals in the peripheral nervous system (PNS), efferent terminals signal on hair cells through nicotinic acetylcholine channels, likely composed out of alpha 9 and alpha 10 units (Chrna9, Chrna10)...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462155/azoospermia-in-a-male-with-klippel-feil-anomaly
#7
Maria Uloko, Elizabeth Bearrick, Joshua Bodie
Müllerian-duct aplasia, renal agenesis, and cervical somite dysplasia (MURCS) is a rare genetic disorder. Previously thought to be exclusive in females, there have now been a small number of case reports describing a male analogue. We describe a patient with obstructive azoospermia and Klippel-Feil anomaly.
July 2017: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432217/rar%C3%AE-2-is-required-for-vertebrate-somitogenesis
#8
Amanda Janesick, Weiyi Tang, Tuyen T L Nguyen, Bruce Blumberg
During vertebrate somitogenesis, retinoic acid is known to establish the position of the determination wavefront, controlling where new somites are permitted to form along the anteroposterior body axis. Less is understood about how RAR regulates somite patterning, rostral-caudal boundary setting, specialization of myotome subdivisions, or the specific RAR subtype that is required for somite patterning. Characterizing the function of RARβ has been challenging due to the absence of embryonic phenotypes in murine loss-of-function studies...
April 21, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421612/prospective-bacterial-quorum-sensing-inhibitors-from-indian-medicinal-plant-extracts
#9
Bipransh Kumar Tiwary, Runu Ghosh, Saurav Moktan, Vivek Kumar Ranjan, Priyankar Dey, Dibakar Choudhury, Somit Dutta, Dipanwita Deb, Abhaya Prasad Das, Ranadhir Chakraborty
As virulence of many pathogenic bacteria is regulated by the phenomenon of quorum sensing (QS), the present study aimed to find the QS-inhibiting (QS-I) property (if any) in sixty-one Indian medicinal plants. The presence of QS-I compound in the leaf-extract was evaluated by its ability to inhibit production of pigment in Chromobacterium violaceum MTCC 2656 (violacein) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa MTCC 2297 (pyocyanin) or swarming of P. aeruginosa MTCC 2297. Extracts of three plants, Astilbe rivularis, Fragaria nubicola and Osbeckia nepalensis have shown a dose- dependent inhibition of violacein production with no negative effect on bacterial growth...
April 19, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417904/zebrafish-as-an-alternative-vertebrate-model-for-investigating-developmental-toxicity-the-triadimefon-example
#10
Maria Zoupa, Kyriaki Machera
Triadimefon is a widely used triazole fungicide known to cause severe developmental defects in several model organisms and in humans. The present study evaluated in detail the developmental effects seen in zebrafish embryos exposed to triadimefon, confirmed and expanded upon previous phenotypic findings and compared them to those observed in other traditional animal models. In order to do this, we exposed embryos to 2 and 4 µg/mL triadimefon and evaluated growth until 120 h post-fertilization (hpf) through gross morphology examination...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371069/specific-and-spatial-labeling-of-p0-cre-versus-wnt1-cre-in-cranial-neural-crest-in-early-mouse-embryos
#11
Guiqian Chen, Mohamed Ishan, Jingwen Yang, Satoshi Kishigami, Tomokazu Fukuda, Greg Scott, Manas K Ray, Chenming Sun, Shi-You Chen, Yoshihiro Komatsu, Yuji Mishina, Hong-Xiang Liu
P0-Cre and Wnt1-Cre mouse lines have been widely used in combination with loxP-flanked mice to label and genetically modify neural crest (NC) cells and their derivatives. Wnt1-Cre has been regarded as the gold standard and there have been concerns about the specificity of P0-Cre because it is not clear about the timing and spatial distribution of the P0-Cre transgene in labeling NC cells at early embryonic stages. We re-visited P0-Cre and Wnt1-Cre models in the labeling of NC cells in early mouse embryos with a focus on cranial NC...
March 29, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331408/on-some-new-species-of-ancorabolidae-sars-1909-from-the-gulf-of-california-the-genera-ceratonotus-sars-1909-and-dendropsyllus-conroy-dalton-2003-crustacea-copepoda-harpacticoida
#12
Samuel Gómez, Karen Díaz
Two new species of two genera of the family Ancorabolidae, Ceratonotus elongatussp. n. and Dendropsyllus californiensissp. n., found at 1642 m and 1759 m depth, respectively, in the Southern Trough of Guaymas Basin, are described. Ceratonotus elongatussp. n. was attributed to that genus by a series of character states of which the lack of dendroid dorsal processes on the P6-bearing somite and the presence of such processes on the first abdominal somite were definitive. This species was observed to be very close to Ceratonotus thistlei Conroy-Dalton, 2003 from the San Diego Trough, and can be separated by a number of traits of which the elongated sensilla-bearing dorsal tubercles on the second abdominal somite in the new species was definitive...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287551/temporal-ordering-of-dynamic-expression-data-from-detailed-spatial-expression-maps
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Charlotte S L Bailey, Robert A Bone, Philip J Murray, J Kim Dale
During somitogenesis, pairs of epithelial somites form in a progressive manner, budding off from the anterior end of the pre-somitic mesoderm (PSM) with a strict species-specific periodicity. The periodicity of the process is regulated by a molecular oscillator, known as the "segmentation clock," acting in the PSM cells. This clock drives the oscillatory patterns of gene expression across the PSM in a posterior-anterior direction. These so-called clock genes are key components of three signaling pathways: Wnt, Notch, and fibroblast growth factor (FGF)...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253363/mutation-in-cpsf6-cfim68-cleavage-and-polyadenylation-specificity-factor-subunit-6-causes-short-3-utrs-and-disturbs-gene-expression-in-developing-embryos-as-revealed-by-an-analysis-of-primordial-germ-cell-migration-using-the-medaka-mutant-naruto
#14
Takao Sasado, Hisato Kondoh, Makoto Furutani-Seiki, Kiyoshi Naruse
Our previous studies analyzing medaka mutants defective in primordial germ cell (PGC) migration identified cxcr4b and cxcr7, which are both receptors of the chemokine sdf1/cxcl12, as key regulators of PGC migration. Among PGC migration mutants, naruto (nar) is unique in that the mutant phenotype includes gross morphological abnormalities of embryos, suggesting that the mutation affects a broader range of processes. A fine genetic linkage mapping and genome sequencing showed the nar gene encodes Cleavage and Polyadenylation Specificity Factor subunit 6 (CPSF6/CFIm68)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240769/developmental-mechanisms-of-macroevolutionary-change-in-the-tetrapod-axis-a-case-study-of-sauropterygia
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Laura C Soul, Roger B J Benson
Understanding how developmental processes change on macroevolutionary timescales to generate body plan disparity is fundamental to the study of vertebrate evolution. Adult morphology of the vertebral column directly reflects the mechanisms that generate vertebral counts (somitogenesis) and their regionalisation (homeotic effects) during embryonic development. Sauropterygians were a group of Mesozoic marine reptiles that exhibited an extremely high disparity of presacral vertebral/somite counts. Using phylogenetic comparative methods, we demonstrate that somitogenesis and homeotic effects evolved in a co-ordinated way among sauropterygians, contrasting with the wider pattern in tetrapods, in which somitogenetic and homeotic shifts are uncorrelated...
May 2017: Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237626/effects-of-cryopreservation-at-various-temperatures-on-the-survival-of-kelp-grouper-epinephelus-moara-embryos-from-fertilization-with-cryopreserved-sperm
#16
Yongsheng Tian, Zhangfan Chen, Jiang Tang, Huimin Duan, Jieming Zhai, Bo Li, Wenhui Ma, Jiangchun Liu, Yunxia Hou, Zhengxiang Sun
Fish embryo cryopreservation is highly important for the long-term preservation of genomic and genetic information; however, few successful cases of fish embryo cryopreservation have been reported over the past 60 years. This is the first study to use Epinephelus moara embryos from fertilization with cryopreserved sperm as experimental material. Embryos that developed to the 16-22 somite stage and tail-bud stage were treated with the vitrification solution PMG3T according to a five-step equilibration method and cryopreserved at various temperatures and storage duration...
April 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214321/pr%C3%A3-und-perioperative-aspekte-der-versorgung-dermatochirurgischer-patienten
#17
Cornelia S L Müller, Wakiko Hubner, Sigrid Thieme-Ruffing, Claudia Pföhler, Thomas Vogt, Thomas Volk, Barbara C Gärtner, Patric Bialas
Die Dermatochirurgie nimmt hinsichtlich vieler Punkte eine Sonderstellung unter den operativen Fächern ein. Hierzu gehört in erster Linie die Tatsache, dass bis auf wenige Ausnahmen fast alle Eingriffe traditionell in Lokal- bzw. Regionalanästhesie und oft auch in räumlich-infrastruktureller Trennung von den großen Zentral-Operationssälen stattfinden können. Die peri- und postoperative Überwachung obliegt dabei dem dermatochirurgischen Operationsteam. Das sui generis kleinere OP-Team hat somit eine ganze Reihe perioperativer Notwendigkeiten zu beachten, um die sich in den "großen" chirurgischen Fächern eine Vielzahl verschiedener beteiligter Fachgruppen gemeinsam kümmern...
February 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187574/first-zoeal-stage-of-the-hermit-crab-i-enallopaguropsis-i-i-guatemoci-i-glassell-1937-crustacea-anomura-paguroidea-paguridea-obtained-in-the-laboratory
#18
Manuel Ayón-Parente, Michel E Hendrickx
The first larval stage of Enallopaguropsis guatemoci is described in detail and illustrated. The larva is compared with larvae known for other genera of Paguridae except Pagurus. A synthesis of all characters provided herein indicates that first larvae of E. guatemoci can be separated from all known pagurid larvae (except Pagurus) by the combination of the following characters: carapace with long dorsal carina, posterolateral spines absent; abdominal somites 3-5 with pair of moderately long spines; telson narrowly triangular, not forked; spine at antennal protopod as long as endopod...
February 3, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183698/constitutively-active-notch1-converts-cranial-neural-crest-derived-frontonasal-mesenchyme-to-perivascular-cells-in-vivo
#19
Sophie R Miller, Surangi N Perera, Clare V H Baker
Perivascular/mural cells originate from either the mesoderm or the cranial neural crest. Regardless of their origin, Notch signalling is necessary for their formation. Furthermore, in both chicken and mouse, constitutive Notch1 activation (via expression of the Notch1 intracellular domain) is sufficient in vivo to convert trunk mesoderm-derived somite cells to perivascular cells, at the expense of skeletal muscle. In experiments originally designed to investigate the effect of premature Notch1 activation on the development of neural crest-derived olfactory ensheathing glial cells (OECs), we used in ovo electroporation to insert a tetracycline-inducible NotchΔE construct (encoding a constitutively active mutant of mouse Notch1) into the genome of chicken cranial neural crest cell precursors, and activated NotchΔE expression by doxycycline injection at embryonic day 4...
March 15, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178531/in%C3%A2-vivo-human-somitogenesis-guides-somite-development-from-hpscs
#20
Haibin Xi, Wakana Fujiwara, Karen Gonzalez, Majib Jan, Simone Liebscher, Ben Van Handel, Katja Schenke-Layland, April D Pyle
Somites form during embryonic development and give rise to unique cell and tissue types, such as skeletal muscles and bones and cartilage of the vertebrae. Using somitogenesis-stage human embryos, we performed transcriptomic profiling of human presomitic mesoderm as well as nascent and developed somites. In addition to conserved pathways such as WNT-β-catenin, we also identified BMP and transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) signaling as major regulators unique to human somitogenesis. This information enabled us to develop an efficient protocol to derive somite cells in vitro from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs)...
February 7, 2017: Cell Reports
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