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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935865/melanoblast-development-coincides-with-the-late-emerging-cells-from-the-dorsal-neural-tube-in-turtle-trachemys-scripta
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Ritva Rice, Judith Cebra-Thomas, Maarja Haugas, Juha Partanen, David P C Rice, Scott F Gilbert
Ectothermal reptiles have internal pigmentation, which is not seen in endothermal birds and mammals. Here we show that the development of the dorsal neural tube-derived melanoblasts in turtle Trachemys scripta is regulated by similar mechanisms as in other amniotes, but significantly later in development, during the second phase of turtle trunk neural crest emigration. The development of melanoblasts coincided with a morphological change in the dorsal neural tube between stages mature G15 and G16. The melanoblasts delaminated and gathered in the carapacial staging area above the neural tube at G16, and differentiated into pigment-forming melanocytes during in vitro culture...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934690/butyl-benzyl-phthalate-bbp-induces-caudal-defects-during-embryonic-development
#2
Nicole M Roy, Ewelina Zambrzycka, Jenna Santangelo
Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP) is commonly added during the manufacturing of plastics to increase flexibility and elasticity. However, BBP leaches off of plastic and environment presence has been detected in soil, groundwater and sediment potentially effecting organisms in the environment. Given the widespread uses of BBP in household, consumer goods and the presence of BBP in the environment, studies on developmental toxicity are needed. Here, we use a zebrafish model to investigate the early developmental toxicity of BBP...
September 18, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926609/developmental-expression-of-membrane-type-4-matrix-metalloproteinase-mt4-mmp-mmp17-in-the-mouse-embryo
#3
María José Blanco, Iván Rodríguez-Martín, Ana I R Learte, Cristina Clemente, María Gregoria Montalvo, Motoharu Seiki, Alicia G Arroyo, Cristina Sánchez-Camacho
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) constitute a large group of endoproteases that play important functions during embryonic development, tumor metastasis and angiogenesis by degrading components of the extracellular matrix. Within this family, we focused our study on Mt4-mmp (also called Mmp17) that belongs to a distinct subset that is anchored to the cell surface via a glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) moiety and with the catalytic site exposed to the extracellular space. Information about its function and substrates is very limited to date, and little has been reported on its role in the developing embryo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916763/maternal-diabetes-causes-developmental-delay-and-death-in-early-somite-mouse-embryos
#4
Jing Zhao, Theodorus B M Hakvoort, Jan M Ruijter, Aldo Jongejan, Jan Koster, Sigrid M A Swagemakers, Aleksandar Sokolovic, Wouter H Lamers
Maternal diabetes causes congenital malformations and delays embryonic growth in the offspring. We investigated effects of maternal diabetes on mouse embryos during gastrulation and early organogenesis (ED7.5-11.5). Female mice were made diabetic with streptozotocin, treated with controlled-release insulin implants, and mated. Maternal blood glucose concentrations increased up to embryonic day (ED) 8.5. Maternal hyperglycemia induced severe growth retardation (approx.1 day) in 53% of the embryos on ED8.5, death in most of these embryos on ED9...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887018/dpp9-enzyme-activity-controls-survival-of-mouse-migratory-tongue-muscle-progenitors-and-its-absence-leads-to-neonatal-lethality-due-to-suckling-defect
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Munkyung Kim, Maryline Minoux, Alessandro Piaia, Benjamin Kueng, Berangere Gapp, Delphine Weber, Corinne Haller, Samuel Barbieri, Kenji Namoto, Thorsten Lorenz, Johann Wirsching, Frederic Bassilana, William Dietrich, Filippo M Rijli, Iwona Ksiazek
Dipeptidyl peptidase 9 (DPP9) is an intracellular N-terminal post-proline-cleaving enzyme whose physiological function remains largely unknown. We investigated the role of DPP9 enzyme in vivo by characterizing knock-in mice expressing a catalytically inactive mutant form of DPP9 (S729A; DPP9(ki/ki) mice). We show that DPP9(ki/ki) mice die within 12-18hours after birth. The neonatal lethality can be rescued by manual feeding, indicating that a suckling defect is the primary cause of neonatal lethality. The suckling defect results from microglossia, and is characterized by abnormal formation of intrinsic muscles at the distal tongue...
September 5, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887016/myotome-adaptability-confers-developmental-robustness-to-somitic-myogenesis-in-response-to-fibre-number-alteration
#6
Shukolpa D Roy, Victoria C Williams, Tapan G Pipalia, Kuoyu Li, Christina L Hammond, Stefanie Knappe, Robert D Knight, Simon M Hughes
Balancing the number of stem cells and their progeny is crucial for tissue development and repair. Here we examine how cell numbers and overall muscle size are tightly regulated during zebrafish somitic muscle development. Muscle stem/precursor cell (MPCs) expressing Pax7 are initially located in the dermomyotome (DM) external cell layer, adopt a highly stereotypical distribution and thereafter a proportion of MPCs migrate into the myotome. Regional variations in the proliferation and terminal differentiation of MPCs contribute to growth of the myotome...
September 5, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864009/negative-uterine-asynchrony-retards-early-equine-conceptus-development-and-upregulation-of-placental-imprinted-genes
#7
Charlotte Gibson, Marta de Ruijter-Villani, Tom A E Stout
INTRODUCTION: Placental imprinted genes appear to be sensitive indicators of an inappropriate pre-implantation environment. This study examined the effects of negative uterine asynchrony after embryo transfer (ET) on early horse embryo development, and yolk-sac membrane expression of DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs) and equine specific placental imprinted genes. METHODS: Day 8 embryos were transferred to recipient mares on day 8 (synchronous) or day 3 (asynchronous) after ovulation, and conceptuses were recovered 6 or 11 days later (day 14 or 19 of development)...
September 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28847096/evaluation-of-water-quality-during-successive-severe-drought-years-within-microcystis-blooms-using-fish-embryo-toxicity-tests-for-the-san-francisco-estuary-california
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Tomofumi Kurobe, Peggy W Lehman, M E Haque, Tiziana Sedda, Sarah Lesmeister, Swee Teh
In the San Francisco Estuary, California, the largest estuary on the Pacific Coast of North America, the frequency and intensity of drought and associated cyanobacteria blooms are predicted to increase with climate change. To assess the impact of water quality conditions on estuarine fish health during successive severe drought years with Microcystis blooms, we performed fish embryo toxicity testing with Delta Smelt and Medaka. Fish embryos were exposed to filtered ambient water collected from the San Francisco Estuary during the Microcystis bloom season in 2014 and 2015, the third and fourth most severe recorded drought years in California...
August 23, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843494/phosphorylation-of-lbx1-controls-lateral-myoblast-migration-into-the-limb
#9
Wouter Masselink, Megumi Masaki, Daniel Sieiro-Mosti, Christophe Marcelle, Peter D Currie
The migration of limb myogenic precursors from limb level somites to their ultimate site of differentiation in the limb is a paradigmatic example of a set of dynamic and orchestrated migratory cell behaviours. The homeobox containing transcription factor ladybird homeobox 1 (Lbx1) is a central regulator of limb myoblast migration, null mutations of Lbx1 result in severe disruptions to limb muscle formation, particularly in the distal region of the limb in mice (Gross, Moran-Rivard et al., 2000a). As such Lbx1 has been hypothesized to control lateral migration of myoblasts into the distal limb anlage...
August 23, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809021/genetic-manipulation-of-the-avian-urogenital-system-using-in-ovo-electroporation
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Claire E Hirst, Olivier Serralbo, Katie L Ayers, Kelly N Roeszler, Craig A Smith
One of the advantages of the avian embryo as an experimental model is its in ovo development and hence accessibility for genetic manipulation. Electroporation has been used extensively in the past to study gene function in chicken and quail embryos . Readily accessible tissues such as the neural tube, somites, and limb bud, in particular, have been targeted. However, more inaccessible tissues, such as the embryonic urogenital system , have proven more challenging to study. Here, we describe the use of in ovo electroporation of TOL2 vectors or RCASBP avian viral vectors for the rapid functional analysis of genes involved in avian sex determination and urogenital development ...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807781/engrailed-controls-epaxial-hypaxial-muscle-innervation-and-the-establishment-of-vertebrate-three-dimensional-mobility
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Mohi U Ahmed, Ashish K Maurya, Louise Cheng, Erika C Jorge, Frank R Schubert, Pascal Maire, M Albert Basson, Philip W Ingham, Susanne Dietrich
Chordates are characterised by contractile muscle on either side of the body that promotes movement by side-to-side undulation. In the lineage leading to modern jawed vertebrates (crown group gnathostomes), this system was refined: body muscle became segregated into distinct dorsal (epaxial) and ventral (hypaxial) components that are separately innervated by the medial and hypaxial motors column, respectively, via the dorsal and ventral ramus of the spinal nerves. This allows full three-dimensional mobility, which in turn was a key factor in their evolutionary success...
August 12, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807662/a-preliminary-study-of-osmotic-dehydration-in-zebrafish-embryos-implications-for-vitrification-and-ultra-fast-laser-warming
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Michelle H Connolly, Estefania Paredes, Peter Mazur
To date, traditional cryopreservation techniques have not been amenable to zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos, due in part to their large yolky eggs, which have a low surface to volume ratio and limited permeability to water and cryoprotectants. However, recent vitrification and ultra-rapid warming studies in mice have demonstrated successful preservation by dehydrating 85% or more of their total water content. We hypothesized that this approach may help overcome the barriers to embryo cryopreservation among D...
August 12, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769694/a-new-species-of-notodiaptomus-from-the-amazon-basin-crustacea-copepoda-calanoida-diaptomidae
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Daniel Previattelli, Gilmar Perbiche-Neves, Carlos E F da Rocha
A new Diaptomidae species is presented from the Neotropical region. It was found in two Amazonian lakes, Ressaca and Arapujá, both in Pará State, Brazil. The lakes are 400 km apart and threatened by the building of reservoirs for hydropower generation and pollution by human settlements. The new species resembles N. paraensis Dussart & Robertson, 1984, but it can be distinguished from this species and other congeners in having a special process on the fifth leg basis of the male, by the place of insertion of lateral spine in the last segment of right P5 of male, the shape and relationship between length and width of segments of male and female P5 exopodite 2 with stout inner process bearing short setules and outer small spine, exopodite 3, with two terminal setae, outer smaller; endopodite 1-segmented with one subterminal seta and oblique comb of spinules, the presence of a line of dorsal spinules at the distal margin of thoracic somites in both sexes...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769658/a-new-anchialine-stephos-scott-from-the-yucatan-peninsula-with-notes-on-the-biogeography-and-diversity-of-the-genus-copepoda-calanoida-stephidae
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Eduardo Suárez-Morales, Martha A Gutiérrez-Aguirre, Adrián Cervantes-Martínez, Thomas M Iliffe
Surveys of the anchialine crustacean fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula (YP), Mexico, have revealed the occurrence of calanoid copepods. The genus Stephos Scott, 1892, belonging to the family Stephidae is among the most frequent and widely distributed groups in anchialine caves but has not been hitherto recorded from the YP. Recent collections from an anchialine cave in an island off the northern coast of the YP yielded many specimens of a new species of Stephos. The new taxon, S. fernandoisp. n., is described here based on male and female specimens...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768919/pediatric-craniovertebral-junction-surgery
#15
Nobuhito Morota
The craniovertebral junction (CVJ) has attracted more attention in pediatric medicine in recent years due to the progress in surgical technologies allowing a direct approach to the CVJ in children. The CVJ is the site of numerous pathologies, most originating in bone anomalies resulting from abnormal CVJ development. Before discussing the surgical approaches to CVJ, three points should be borne in mind: first, that developmental anatomy demonstrates age-dependent mechanisms and the pathophysiology of pediatric CVJ anomalies; second, that CT-based dynamic simulations have improved our knowledge of functional anatomy, enabling us to locate CVJ lesions with greater certainty; and third, understanding the complex structure of the pediatric CVJ also clarifies the surgical anatomy...
August 1, 2017: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735239/effects-of-a-glyphosate-based-herbicide-in-pejerrey-odontesthes-humensis-embryonic-development
#16
Yuri Dornelles Zebral, Patrícia Gomes Costa, Bruna de Castro Knopp, Luize Real Lansini, Bruna Zafalon-Silva, Adalto Bianchini, Ricardo Berteaux Robaldo
Glyphosate-based herbicides (GBH) are the major pesticides used worldwide. Among them, the Roundup formulations are the most popular. Some aspects of GBH toxicity are well known, such as induction of oxidative stress. However, embryotoxicity is scarcely known. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of exposure to different Roundup Transorb R concentrations (0.36, 1.80, 3.62 and 5.43 mg glyphosate a.e./L) on Odontesthes humensis embryonic development. Embryos were sampled at three exposure times (48, 72 and 96 h)...
October 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719048/developmental-mechanisms-of-intervertebral-disc-and-vertebral-column-formation
#17
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Lisa Y Lawson, Brian D Harfe
The vertebral column consists of repeating units of ossified vertebrae that are adjoined by fibrocartilagenous intervertebral discs. These structures form from the embryonic notochord and somitic mesoderm. In humans, congenital malformations of the vertebral column include scoliosis, kyphosis, spina bifida, and Klippel Feil syndrome. In adulthood, a common malady affecting the vertebral column includes disc degeneration and associated back pain. Indeed, recent reports estimate that low back pain is the number one cause of disability worldwide...
July 18, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716577/apoptosis-related-genes-induced-in-response-to-ketamine-during-early-life-stages-of-zebrafish
#18
Luís M Félix, Cindy Serafim, Ana M Valentim, Luís M Antunes, Manuela Matos, Ana M Coimbra
Increasing evidence supports that ketamine, a widely used anaesthetic, potentiates apoptosis during development through the mitochondrial pathway of apoptosis. Defects in the apoptotic machinery can cause or contribute to the developmental abnormalities previously described in ketamine-exposed zebrafish. The involvement of the apoptotic machinery in ketamine-induced teratogenicity was addressed by assessing the apoptotic signals at 8 and 24 hpf following 20min exposure to ketamine at three stages of early zebrafish embryo development (256 cell, 50% epiboly and 1-4 somites stages)...
September 5, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716076/klf8-regulates-left-right-asymmetric-patterning-through-modulation-of-kupffer-s-vesicle-morphogenesis-and-spaw-expression
#19
Che-Yi Lin, Ming-Yuan Tsai, Yu-Hsiu Liu, Yu-Fen Lu, Yi-Chung Chen, Yun-Ren Lai, Hsin-Chi Liao, Huang-Wei Lien, Chung-Hsiang Yang, Chang-Jen Huang, Sheng-Ping L Hwang
BACKGROUND: Although vertebrates are bilaterally symmetric organisms, their internal organs are distributed asymmetrically along a left-right axis. Disruption of left-right axis asymmetric patterning often occurs in human genetic disorders. In zebrafish embryos, Kupffer's vesicle, like the mouse node, breaks symmetry by inducing asymmetric expression of the Nodal-related gene, spaw, in the left lateral plate mesoderm (LPM). Spaw then stimulates transcription of itself and downstream genes, including lft1, lft2, and pitx2, specifically in the left side of the diencephalon, heart and LPM...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716037/phylogeny-expression-patterns-and-regulation-of-dna-methyltransferases-in-early-development-of-the-flatfish-solea-senegalensis
#20
Joana Firmino, Carlos Carballo, Paula Armesto, Marco A Campinho, Deborah M Power, Manuel Manchado
BACKGROUND: The identification of DNA methyltransferases (Dnmt) expression patterns during development and their regulation is important to understand the epigenetic mechanisms that modulate larval plasticity in marine fish. In this study, dnmt1 and dnmt3 paralogs were identified in the flatfish Solea senegalensis and expression patterns in early developmental stages and juveniles were determined. Additionally, the regulation of Dnmt transcription by a specific inhibitor (5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine) and temperature was evaluated...
July 17, 2017: BMC Developmental Biology
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