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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448610/characterization-and-expression-analysis-of-galnts-in-developing-strongylocentrotus-purpuratus-embryos
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Amber L Famiglietti, Zheng Wei, Thomas M Beres, Adina L Milac, Duy T Tran, Divya Patel, Robert C Angerer, Lynne M Angerer, Lawrence A Tabak
Mucin-type O-glycosylation is a ubiquitous posttranslational modification in which N-Acetylgalactosamine (GalNAc) is added to the hydroxyl group of select serine or threonine residues of a protein by the family of UDP-GalNAc:Polypeptide N-Acetylgalactosaminyltransferases (GalNAc-Ts; EC 2.4.1.41). Previous studies demonstrate that O-glycosylation plays essential roles in protein function, cell-cell interactions, cell polarity and differentiation in developing mouse and Drosophila embryos. Although this type of protein modification is highly conserved among higher eukaryotes, little is known about this family of enzymes in echinoderms, basal deuterostome relatives of the chordates...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447937/il17-factors-are-early-regulators-in-the-gut-epithelium-during-inflammatory-response-to-vibrio-in-the-sea-urchin-larva
#2
Katherine M Buckley, Eric Chun Hei Ho, Taku Hibino, Catherine S Schrankel, Nicholas W Schuh, Guizhi Wang, Jonathan Patrick Rast
IL17 cytokines are central mediators of mammalian immunity. In vertebrates, these factors derive from diverse cellular sources. Sea urchins share a molecular heritage with chordates that includes the IL17 system. Here, we characterize the role of epithelial expression of IL17 in the larval gut-associated immune response. The purple sea urchin genome encodes ten IL17 subfamilies (35 genes) and two IL17 receptors. Most of these subfamilies are conserved throughout echinoderms. Two IL17 subfamilies are sequentially strongly upregulated and attenuated in the gut epithelium in response to bacterial disturbance...
April 27, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444142/regulatory-states-in-the-developmental-control-of-gene-expression
#3
Isabelle S Peter
A growing body of evidence shows that gene expression in multicellular organisms is controlled by the combinatorial function of multiple transcription factors. This indicates that not the individual transcription factors or signaling molecules, but the combination of expressed regulatory molecules, the regulatory state, should be viewed as the functional unit in gene regulation. Here, I discuss the concept of the regulatory state and its proposed role in the genome-wide control of gene expression. Recent analyses of regulatory gene expression in sea urchin embryos have been instrumental for solving the genomic control of cell fate specification in this system...
April 24, 2017: Briefings in Functional Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444138/the-evolution-of-neuropeptide-signalling-insights-from-echinoderms
#4
Dean C Semmens, Maurice R Elphick
Neuropeptides are evolutionarily ancient mediators of neuronal signalling that regulate a wide range of physiological processes and behaviours in animals. Neuropeptide signalling has been investigated extensively in vertebrates and protostomian invertebrates, which include the ecdysozoans Drosophila melanogaster (Phylum Arthropoda) and Caenorhabditis elegans (Phylum Nematoda). However, until recently, an understanding of evolutionary relationships between neuropeptide signalling systems in vertebrates and protostomes has been impaired by a lack of genome/transcriptome sequence data from non-ecdysozoan invertebrates...
April 21, 2017: Briefings in Functional Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441344/collagenous-extracellular-matrix-biomaterials-for-tissue-engineering-lessons-from-the-common-sea-urchin-tissue
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REVIEW
Kheng Lim Goh, David F Holmes
Scaffolds for tissue engineering application may be made from a collagenous extracellular matrix (ECM) of connective tissues because the ECM can mimic the functions of the target tissue. The primary sources of collagenous ECM material are calf skin and bone. However, these sources are associated with the risk of having bovine spongiform encephalopathy or transmissible spongiform encephalopathy. Alternative sources for collagenous ECM materials may be derived from livestock, e.g., pigs, and from marine animals, e...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437727/new-inter-correlated-genes-targeted-by-diatom-derived-polyunsaturated-aldehydes-in-the-sea-urchin-paracentrotus-lividus
#6
Nadia Ruocco, Anna Maria Fedele, Susan Costantini, Giovanna Romano, Adrianna Ianora, Maria Costantini
The marine environment is continually subjected to the action of stressors (including natural toxins), which represent a constant danger for benthic communities. In the present work using network analysis we identified ten genes on the basis of associated functions (FOXA, FoxG, GFI-1, nodal, JNK, OneCut/Hnf6, TAK1, tcf4, TCF7, VEGF) in the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus, having key roles in different processes, such as embryonic development and asymmetry, cell fate specification, cell differentiation and morphogenesis, and skeletogenesis...
April 21, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436008/a-sea-urchin-in%C3%A2-vivo-model-to-evaluate-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
#7
Daniele P Romancino, Letizia Anello, Antonella Lavanco, Valentina Buffa, Maria Di Bernardo, Antonella Bongiovanni
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is an evolutionarily conserved cellular program, which is a prerequisite for the metastatic cascade in carcinoma progression. Here, we evaluate the EMT process using the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus embryo. In sea urchin embryos, the earliest EMT event is related to the acquisition of a mesenchymal phenotype by the spiculogenetic primary mesenchyme cells (PMCs) and their migration into the blastocoel. We investigated the effect of inhibiting the epidermal growth factor (EGF) signaling pathway on this process, and we observed that mesenchyme cell differentiation was blocked...
April 24, 2017: Development, Growth & Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430794/experimental-demonstration-of-a-trophic-cascade-in-the-gal%C3%A3-pagos-rocky-subtidal-effects-of-consumer-identity-and-behavior
#8
Jon D Witman, Franz Smith, Mark Novak
In diverse tropical webs, trophic cascades are presumed to be rare, as species interactions may dampen top-down control and reduce their prevalence. To test this hypothesis, we used an open experimental design in the Galápagos rocky subtidal that enabled a diverse guild of fish species, in the presence of each other and top predators (sea lions and sharks), to attack two species of sea urchins grazing on benthic algae. Time-lapse photography of experiments on natural and experimental substrates revealed strong species identity effects: only two predator species-blunthead triggerfish (Pseudobalistes naufragium) and finescale triggerfish (Balistes polylepis)-drove a diurnal trophic cascade extending to algae, and they preferred large pencil urchins (Eucidaris galapagensis) over green urchins (Lytechinus semituberculatus)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428870/gene-expression-profiling-during-the-embryo-to-larva-transition-in-the-giant-red-sea-urchin-mesocentrotus-franciscanus
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Juan Diego Gaitán-Espitia, Gretchen E Hofmann
In echinoderms, major morphological transitions during early development are attributed to different genetic interactions and changes in global expression patterns that shape the regulatory program for the specification of embryonic territories. In order more thoroughly to understand these biological and molecular processes, we examined the transcriptome structure and expression profiles during the embryo-to-larva transition of a keystone species, the giant red sea urchin Mesocentrotus franciscanus. Using a de novo assembly approach, we obtained 176,885 transcripts from which 60,439 (34%) had significant alignments to known proteins...
April 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428839/population-genomics-meet-lagrangian-simulations-oceanographic-patterns-and-long-larval-duration-ensure-connectivity-among-paracentrotus-lividus-populations-in-the%C3%A2-adriatic-and-ionian-seas
#10
Marta Paterno, Marcello Schiavina, Giorgio Aglieri, Jamila Ben Souissi, Elisa Boscari, Renato Casagrandi, Aurore Chassanite, Mariachiara Chiantore, Leonardo Congiu, Giuseppe Guarnieri, Claudia Kruschel, Vesna Macic, Ilaria A M Marino, Chiara Papetti, Tomaso Patarnello, Lorenzo Zane, Paco Melià
Connectivity between populations influences both their dynamics and the genetic structuring of species. In this study, we explored connectivity patterns of a marine species with long-distance dispersal, the edible common sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus, focusing mainly on the Adriatic-Ionian basins (Central Mediterranean). We applied a multidisciplinary approach integrating population genomics, based on 1,122 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) obtained from 2b-RAD in 275 samples, with Lagrangian simulations performed with a biophysical model of larval dispersal...
April 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424932/inverse-relationship-of-ca-2-dependent-flagellar-response-between-animal-sperm-and-prasinophyte-algae
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Kogiku Shiba, Kazuo Inaba
Symmetry/asymmetry conversion of eukaryotic flagellar waveform is caused by the changes in intracellular Ca(2+). Animal sperm flagella show symmetric or asymmetric waveform at lower or higher concentration of intracellular Ca(2+), respectively. In Chlamydomonas, high Ca(2+) induces conversion of flagellar waveform from asymmetric to symmetry, resulting in the backward movement. This mirror image relationship between animal sperm and Chlamydomonas could be explained by the distinct calcium sensors used to regulate the outer arm dyneins (Inaba 2015)...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Plant Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417916/metallothionein-gene-family-in-the-sea-urchin-paracentrotus-lividus-gene-structure-differential-expression-and-phylogenetic-analysis
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Maria Antonietta Ragusa, Aldo Nicosia, Salvatore Costa, Angela Cuttitta, Fabrizio Gianguzza
Metallothioneins (MT) are small and cysteine-rich proteins that bind metal ions such as zinc, copper, cadmium, and nickel. In order to shed some light on MT gene structure and evolution, we cloned seven Paracentrotus lividus MT genes, comparing them to Echinodermata and Chordata genes. Moreover, we performed a phylogenetic analysis of 32 MTs from different classes of echinoderms and 13 MTs from the most ancient chordates, highlighting the relationships between them. Since MTs have multiple roles in the cells, we performed RT-qPCR and in situ hybridization experiments to understand better MT functions in sea urchin embryos...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413104/altered-epiphyte-community-and-sea-urchin-diet-in-posidonia-oceanica-meadows-in-the-vicinity-of-volcanic-co2-vents
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Patricia Nogueira, Maria Cristina Gambi, Salvatrice Vizzini, Gianmaria Califano, Ana Mafalda Tavares, Rui Santos, Begoña Martínez-Crego
Ocean acidification (OA) predicted for 2100 is expected to shift seagrass epiphyte communities towards the dominance of more tolerant non-calcifying taxa. However, little is known about the indirect effects of such changes on food provision to key seagrass consumers. We found that epiphyte communities of the seagrass Posidonia oceanica in two naturally acidified sites (i.e. north and south sides of a volcanic CO2 vent) and in a control site away from the vent at the Ischia Island (NW Mediterranean Sea) significantly differed in composition and abundance...
April 5, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411930/marine-envenomation
#14
REVIEW
Kirsten B Hornbeak, Paul S Auerbach
Venomous aquatic animals are hazardous to swimmers, surfers, divers, and fishermen. Exposures include mild stings, bites, abrasions, and lacerations. Severe envenomations can be life threatening. This article reviews common marine envenomations, exploring causative species, clinical presentation, and current treatment recommendations. Recommendations are included for cnidaria, sponges, bristle worms, crown-of-thorns starfish, sea urchins, venomous fish, stingrays, cone snails, stonefish, blue-ringed octopus, and sea snakes...
May 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411544/coexposure-to-sulfamethoxazole-and-cadmium-impairs-development-and-attenuates-transcriptional-response-in-sea-urchin-embryo
#15
Maria Antonietta Ragusa, Salvatore Costa, Angela Cuttitta, Fabrizio Gianguzza, Aldo Nicosia
Among sulfonamides, sulfamethoxazole represents one of the most widely employed. A considerable amount of sulfamethoxazole is introduced into the marine environment after utilization in aquaculture. The cytotoxicity of sulfamethoxazole relies mainly on arylhydroxylamine metabolites and it is associated with the production of reactive oxygen species. Cadmium represents a metal largely employed in several anthropic activities and it is toxic for all living organisms even at low concentrations. Since it is not degraded, cadmium irreversibly accumulates into cells...
April 10, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402858/sequential-response-to-multiple-developmental-network-circuits-encoded-in-an-intronic-cis-regulatory-module-of-sea-urchin-hox11-13b
#16
Miao Cui, Erika Vielmas, Eric H Davidson, Isabelle S Peter
Gene expression in different spatial domains is often controlled by separate cis-regulatory modules (CRMs), but regulatory states determining CRM activity are not only distinct in space, they also change continuously during developmental time. Here, we systematically analyzed the regulatory sequences controlling hox11/13b expression and identified a single CRM required throughout embryonic gut development. We show that within this CRM, distinct sets of binding sites recognizing Ets, Tcf, and homeodomain transcription factors control the dynamic spatial expression of hox11/13b in each developmental phase...
April 11, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401990/sediment-toxicity-identification-evaluation-tie-phases-i-and-ii-based-on-microscale-bioassays-for-diagnosing-causes-of-toxicity-in-coastal-areas-affected-by-domestic-sewage
#17
Mariana Aliceda Ferraz, Aline Vecchio Alves, Cynthia de Cássia Muniz, Fabio Hermes Pusceddu, Paloma Kachel Gusso-Choueri, Aldo Ramos Santos, Rodrigo Brasil Choueri
Domestic sewage is a major problem in highly urbanized coastal areas worldwide. In the current study, TIE phases I and II were applied to sediment interstitial water (IW) from two locations along the São Paulo coast in southeastern Brazil: the sewage outfall of the city of Santos, a densely urbanized area and a less urbanized area (the city of Bertioga). An adapted microscale sea urchin embryo-larval development bioassay was employed. TIE-I manipulations were (i) EDTA addition, (ii) aeration at modified pH, (iii) C18 solid-phase extraction (SPE), and the (iv) addition of Na2 S2 O3 ...
April 12, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400531/genomics-and-evolution-of-protein-phosphatases
#18
Mark J Chen, Jack E Dixon, Gerard Manning
Protein phosphatases are the essential opposite to protein kinases; together, these enzymes regulate all protein phosphorylation and most cellular processes. To better understand the global roles of protein phosphorylation, we cataloged the human protein phosphatome, composed of 189 known and predicted human protein phosphatase genes. We also identified 79 protein phosphatase pseudogenes or retrogenes, some of which may have residual function. We traced the origin and diversity of phosphatases by building protein phosphatomes for eight other eukaryotes, from the protist Dictyostelium to the sea urchin...
April 11, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400436/correction-an-anterior-signaling-center-patterns-and-sizes-the-anterior-neuroectoderm-of-the-sea-urchin-embryo
#19
Ryan C Range, Zheng Wei
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397119/seasonal-assessment-of-biological-indices-bioaccumulation-and-bioavailability-of-heavy-metals-in-sea-urchins-paracentrotus-lividus-from-algerian-west-coast-applied-to-environmental-monitoring
#20
Omar Rouane-Hacene, Zitouni Boutiba, Meriem Benaissa, Benkhedda Belhaouari, Patrice Francour, Marielle E Guibbolini-Sabatier, Christine Risso-De Faverney
The aim of the present work was to extend our knowledge on the variability of trace metals in sea urchin tissues, focusing on seasonal fluctuations (2010 February for "winter," May for "spring," August for "summer," November for "autumn") in the three different sampling sites of Algerian west coast (Oran Harbor (S1), Ain Defla (S2), and Hadjaj (belonging to Mostaganem City S3)). For this purpose, the bioavailability (metal indices) and bioaccumulation (metal concentrations in soft tissues) of heavy metals (Zn, Cu, Pb, and Cd), the physiological characteristics (e...
April 10, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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