SHIODA, M. (1986), DNA synthesis in vitro with an endoplasmic-reticulum-DNA-polymerase complex from unfertilized sea urchin eggs. European Journal of Biochemistry, 160: 571-578. doi: 10.1111/j.1432-1033.1986.tb10076.x ...
Cleavage in embryos of the sea urchin Arbacia punctulata consists of eight very rapid divisions that require continual protein synthesis to sustain them. This synthesis is programmed by stored maternal mRNAs, which code for three or four particularly abundant proteins whose synthesis is barely if at all detectable in the unfertilized egg. One of these proteins is destroyed every time the cells divide. Eggs of the sea urchin Lytechinus pictus and oocytes of the surf clam Spisula solidissima also contain proteins that only start to be made after fertilization and are destroyed at certain points in the cell division cycle. We propose to call these proteins the cyclins. ...
Intracellular and Extracellular pH and Ca Are Bound to Control Mitosis in the Early Sea Urchin Embryo via ERK and MPF Activities. . Biblioteca virtual para leer y descargar libros, documentos, trabajos y tesis universitarias en PDF. Material universiario, documentación y tareas realizadas por universitarios en nuestra biblioteca. Para descargar gratis y para leer online.
Humans consume sea urchin ("roe") either raw or briefly cooked. Sea urchin "roe" is not actually roe, but rather the organs that produce the roe (the gonads). Five strips of roe reside within the structure of the urchin, a yellowish or orange substance resembling a rather firm custard. Sea urchin roe is a popular food in Korean cuisine, and it is called "uni" in Japanese sushi cuisine. It is a traditional food in Chile, where it is known as an "erizo". Sea urchins are highly appreciated in Spain, Greece where they are known as "achinos"-(αχινός), and also in Italy where they are known as "ricci di mare". Apart from domestic consumption, Chile and a number of other countries export the sea urchin to Japan in order to meet its demand throughout the country. Traditionally considered an aphrodisiac, sea urchin "roe" has been found to contain the cannabinoid anandamide ...
We have isolated and characterized the expression of a cDNA clone from the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus that encodes a protein very similar to LBP/p40, originally identified as a nonintegrin, 67-kDa laminin binding protein. The deduced amino acid sequence of the protein, which we call spLBP/p40, shows significant similarity with the LBP/p40 from other sources, although significant divergence does occur at the carboxyl end. The S. purpuratus mRNA is present as a maternal transcript and its level remains constant until activation of zygotic transcription at the hatching blastula stage, whereupon the total spLBP/p40 increases through the pluteus larval stage. Adult tissues also contain the spLBP/p40 mRNA. Both maternal and zygotic transcripts are translated as determined by their presence in polysomes. Immunoblot analysis using an antibody raised against a recombinant fusion protein indicates that the concentration of the spLBP/p40 protein remains constant during development despite the
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In the preceding paper [Golsteyn & Waisman (1989) Biochem. J. 257, 809-815] an EGTA-stable, Ca2+-binding heterodimer comprised of a 50 kDa protein and actin called 50K-A was identified in the unfertilized eggs of the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus. In the present paper we have documented the binding of 50K-A to DNAase I and the effect of 50K-A on the kinetics of actin polymerization. When 50K-A was added to pyrene-labelled rabbit skeletal-muscle actin and the salt concentration increased, the initial rate of actin polymerization was inhibited by a very low molar ratio of 50K-A to actin. Furthermore, the steady-state level of G-actin was increased in the presence of 50K-A, suggesting that 50K-A caps the preferred end of actin polymer, shifting the steady-state concentration to that of the non-preferred end. Dilution of F-actin to below its critical concentration into 50K-A resulted in a much slower rate of depolymerization, consistent with capping of the preferred end. In contrast ...
Sea Urchins are Part Human - Scientists who have sequenced the genome of the sea urchin say these brainless and limbless invertebrates are surprisingly similar to humans. They found that the California purple sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus) genome has 23,300 genes. And it shares 7077 of them with humans. The genetic ties are far closer than scientists expect and make the sea urchin a closer genetic cousin of humans than the worm or fruit fly, according to the study in todays issue of the journal Science. Nobody wouldve predicted that sea urchins have such a robust gene set for visual perception, says Gary Wessel, a Brown University biology professor and member of the Sea Urchin Genome Sequencing Consortium. Ive been looking at these organisms for 31 years, and now I know they were looking back at me. Among other surprises from the project were that researchers found sea urchins have the most sophisticated innate immune system of any animal studied to date. They say this may be ...
Sea urchins are often found living in clumps from five to ten. They have the ability to regenerate lost spines. Lifespan often exceeds 30 years, and scientists have found some specimens to be over 200 years old.[6] Red sea urchins are notoriously ravenous kelp-eaters and are implicated in devastating kelp beds[7] by forming grazing fronts. The intense grazing pressure exerted by urchins is an important link in a trophic cascade often observed along the west coast of North America in which sea otter predation influences urchin abundance, which in turn influences kelp devastation.[8] In contrast to their negatively perceived impact on community structure in open coastal kelp beds, the sedentary behavior and capture of detrital seaweed in the San Juan Islands is hypothesized to create an important habitat and energy source below the photic zone.[4] These diverse ecosystem effects of red urchins highlight their importance as ecosystem engineers in temperate rocky reef ecosystems. Spawning peaks ...
Previous studies have identified SALMFamide neuropeptides in echinoderm species belonging to the classes Asteroidea and Holothuroidea, and in the present study we have investigated the occurrence and characteristics of SALMFamides in two species of sea urchin (class Echinoidea), Echinus esculentus and Strongylocentrotus purpuratus.. Our attempts to purify and sequence SALMFamide neuropeptides from whole-body acetone extracts of the sea urchin Echinus esculentus had limited success, with only a partial N-terminal sequence (MRYH) being obtained for one of the SALMFamide-like immunoreactive peptides present in this species. The difficulty we had in obtaining pure samples of sea urchin SALMFamides in sufficient quantities to determine full-length sequences is probably a consequence of using whole-body extracts. In our previous studies on starfish, radial nerve cord extracts were used, providing a highly enriched source of neuropeptides (Elphick et al., 1991a,b). However, this approach was not ...
The gastrula of the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus was dissociated into single cells. In culture these cells appeared apolar, but reassembled into quasi-normal embryos composed of structures with polarized cells. In this study emphasis was placed on those morphological events coincident with the reestablishment of a polar orientation within the epithelial cells. Using both time-lapse dark-field-phase microscopy and electron microscopy, the major morphological events followed in detail include: (a) the migration of lysosome-like vesicles to specific margins within the epithelial cells; (b) the migration of the epithelial cells during the re-construction of the epithelium: and (c) the reformation of the cell junctions between the epithelial cells. Evidence indicates that: (1) The orientation resulting from the migration of the lysosome-like vesicles is transient and may not determine any lasting polarity of the epithelial cell. The sequential migration of the lysosome-like vesicles first ...
The effect of vanadate on the ATP-induced disruption of trypsin-treated axonemes and the ATP-induced straightening of rigor wave preparations of sea urchin sperm was investigated. Addition of ATP to a suspension of trypsin-treated axonemes results in a rapid decrease in turbidity (optical density measured at 350 nm) concomitant with the disruption of the axonemes by sliding between microtubules to form tangles of connected doublet microtubules (Summers and Gibbons, 1971; Sale and Satir, 1977). For axonemes digested to approximately 93 percent of their initial turbidity, 5 {muM} vanadate completely inhibits the ATP-induced decrease in turbidity and the axonemes maintain their structural integrity. However, with axonemes digested to approximately 80 percent of their initial turbidity, vanadate fails to inhibit the ATP-induced decrease in turbidity and the ATP-induced structural disruption of axonemes, even when the vanadate concentration is raised as high as 100 μm. For such axonemes digested to ...
The highly consistent gene order and axial colinear expression patterns found in vertebrate hox gene clusters are less well conserved across the rest of bilaterians. We report the first deuterostome instance of an intact hox cluster with a unique gene order where the paralog groups are not expressed in a sequential manner. The finished sequence from BAC clones from the genome of the sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, reveals a gene order wherein the anterior genes (Hox1, Hox2 and Hox3) lie nearest the posterior genes in the cluster such that the most 3 gene is Hox5. (The gene order is : 5-Hox1,2, 3, 11/13c, 11/13b, 11/13a, 9/10, 8, 7, 6, 5 - 3). The finished sequence result is corroborated by restriction mapping evidence and BAC-end scaffold analyses. Comparisons with a putative ancestral deuterostome Hox gene cluster suggest that the rearrangements leading to the sea urchin gene order were many and complex.
Sea urchins can be found throughout the Brazilian coast and are reported to be one of the major causes of marine accidents on the shoreline. Although not lethal, these accidents are reported to be extremely painful. In order to understand the toxinology of the Brazilian urchins, a peptidomic app...
One look at a sea urchin and you can see why they would be called sea hedgehogs. They have hard rounded shells covered with sharp movable spines. Urchins are part of the phylum Echinoderm and their name comes from Ancient Greek (echinos meaning "hedgehog" and derma meaning "skin"). There are more than 900 species of sea urchins and they come in a range of colors including purple, blue, brown, green, and red.. If you look inside a sea urchin you will see there are some organs that are familiar, like the esophagus and intestine. There are also some parts that are different than what you find in many other animals. The most unique organs are the ones that are part of the water system that acts like a hydraulic pump. ...
Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online. Sea urchins are those round little spiky creatures in the ocean, and a study published in the journal PLOS ONE has unveiled what it is that gives those viscous looking spines their unique characteristics.. For years, scientists have been interested in the chemical composition of the sea urchin spine, but there has been no investigation of how they respond to mechanical stress.. The purple-spined sea urchin is found in tidal waters along the coast of New South Wales. The creature uses its spines for movement, sensing its environment and for protecting itself against predators or rough terrain.. The long hollow spines are made up of a single crystal of calcite arranged in a porous, intricate structure.. In the latest study, scientists have gained insight into how this unique and intricate structure enables the creatures spines to better absorb impacts and stress under some conditions, while simply snapping off in other situations.. Researchers ...
Traditional comparative morphological analyses and subsequent three-dimensional reconstructions suffer from a number of drawbacks. This is particularly evident in the case of soft tissue studies that are technically demanding, time-consuming, and often prone to produce artefacts. These problems can partly be overcome by employing non-invasive, destruction-free imaging techniques, in particular micro-computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. Here, we employed high-field magnetic resonance imaging techniques to gather numerous data from members of a major marine invertebrate taxon, the sea urchins (Echinoidea). For this model study, 13 of the 14 currently recognized high-ranking subtaxa (orders) of this group of animals were analyzed. Based on the acquired datasets, interactive three-dimensional models were assembled. Our analyses reveal that selected soft tissue characters can even be used for phylogenetic inferences in sea urchins, as exemplified by differences in the size and shape of the
Local 3rd graders will get a chance to witness cell biology up close March 28 on the SMU campus, when Provost Paul Ludden offers a session on sea urchin egg fertilization for elementary school students and grandchildren of University faculty.. The students will observe live sea urchins in a salt water tank, which will be treated with potassium chloride to induce production of eggs and sperm. The 3rd graders will then be able to observe the fertilization and cell-division process over the course of the day. At the end of the experiment, all sea urchins will be given to a local pet store.. Ludden has demonstrated this experiment to children across the country for 20 years, since his own daughter was their age, he says. "I have learned that this experiment is usually appreciated best by 3rd graders," he adds. "It is always fun to see children observe the phenomenon of cell division.". Assisting Ludden will be Sara Gingrich and Natalie Kashefi, biological science majors in SMUs Dedman College. The ...
The effects of disrupting cell interactions in early development were investigated by examining the accumulation of a primary mesenchyme specific transcript (SM50) and an aboral ectoderm-specific transcript (Spec 1) in cultures of sea urchin embryos that were dissociated at early stages and then cultured in CFSW. The expression of both SM50 and Spec 1 is temporally correct and remains restricted to the appropriate cell types, even if the embryo is dissociated as early as the 2-cell stage and maintained as a suspension of single cells. This result is consistent with the idea that the specificity of expression of these two genes, each characteristic of different lineages, is strongly regulated by information in the egg. Average SM50 expression is half that of intact embryos, but Spec 1 expression is very low, only 10-20% of intact controls, suggesting some differences in the response of the two genes to lack of close cell interactions.. ...
Founder cells for most early lineages of the sea urchin embryo are probably specified through inductive intercellular interactions. It is shown here that a complete respecification of cell fate occurs when 16-cell stage micromeres from the vegetal pole of a donor embryo are implanted into the animal pole of an intact recipient embryo. Animal pole cells adjacent to the transplanted micromeres are respecified from presumptive ectoderm into vegetal plate founder cells. These induced vegetal plate cells express the entire battery of genes characteristic of the endogenous vegetal plate cells. The ectopic vegetal plate invaginates during gastrulation to form a second archenteron which differentiates properly into a tripartite gut, as shown by the spatial pattern of expression of an endoderm-specific marker gene. Thus, transplanted micromeres can signal neighboring cells to induce them to change their fate. ...
Sea urchins may appear to be incapable of moving but this is a false impression. Sometimes the most visible sign of life is the spines, which are attached to ball-and-socket joints and can point in any direction; in most urchins, touch elicits a prompt reaction from the spines, which converge toward the touched point. Sea urchins have no visible eyes, legs, or means of propulsion, but can move freely but slowly over hard surfaces using adhesive tube feet, working in conjunction with the spines.[2]. The internal organs are enclosed in a hard shell or test composed of fused plates of calcium carbonate covered by a thin dermis and epidermis. The test is rigid, and divides into five ambulacral grooves separated by five interambulacral areas. Each of these areas consists of two rows of plates, so the sea urchin test includes 20 rows of plates in total. The plates are covered in rounded tubercles which contain the sockets to which the spines are attached by ball and socket joints. The inner surface of ...
Sea urchins may appear to be incapable of moving but this is a false impression. Sometimes the most visible sign of life is the spines, which are attached to ball-and-socket joints and can point in any direction; in most urchins, touch elicits a prompt reaction from the spines, which converge toward the touched point. Sea urchins have no visible eyes, legs, or means of propulsion, but can move freely but slowly over hard surfaces using adhesive tube feet, working in conjunction with the spines.[2]. The internal organs are enclosed in a hard shell or test composed of fused plates of calcium carbonate covered by a thin dermis and epidermis. The test is rigid, and divides into five ambulacral grooves separated by five interambulacral areas. Each of these areas consists of two rows of plates, so the sea urchin test includes 20 rows of plates in total. The plates are covered in rounded tubercles which contain the sockets to which the spines are attached by ball and socket joints. The inner surface of ...
Expression patterns of putative sea urchin apical organ genes. In situ hybridizations for the sea urchin genes most similar to the indicated Nematostella genes
We have identified an integral membrane protein of sea urchin gametes with an apparent molecular mass of 56 kD that cross-reacts with an antibody against the nucleoplasmic NH2-terminal domain of human lamin B receptor (LBR). In mature sperm, p56 is located at the tip and base of the nucleus from where it is removed by egg cytosol in vitro. In the egg, p56 is present in a subset of cytoplasmic membranes (MV2 beta) which contributes the bulk of the nuclear envelope during male pronuclear formation. p56-containing vesicles are required for nuclear envelope assembly and have a chromatin-binding capacity that is mediated by p56. Lamin B is not present in these vesicles and is imported into the nucleus from a soluble pool at a later stage of pronuclear formation. Lamin B incorporation and addition of new membranes are necessary for pronuclear swelling and nuclear envelope growth. We suggest that p56 is a sea urchin LBR homologue that targets membranes to chromatin and later anchors the membrane to the ...
In this report we have provided experimental evidence supporting the notion that eIF4G is encoded as a single gene in sea urchins but that multiple protein isoforms of SgIF4G are present in eggs and early embryos. The existence of several isoforms of eIF4G in vivo has been described in mammals (Etchison et al., 1982; Grifo et al., 1983), but the nature of these different polypeptides has long remained unclear. Multiple isoforms of sea urchin eIF4G could be the result of a complex translation strategy involving internal initiation (Gan and Rhoads, 1996; Gan et al., 1998; Johannes and Sarnow, 1998; Byrd et al., 2005), upstream ORF codons, alternative splicing or alternate translation initiation sites (Byrd et al., 2002; Byrd et al., 2005). Since it is known that human eIF4G mRNA can direct translation by internal initiation, some of the isoforms present in unfertilized eggs could also arise from this cap-independent translational process and an investigation of SgIF4G mRNA will be required to ...
Although sea urchins do not aggressively attack humans, stings by sea urchin are quite common. Always remember to treat the wound as soon as possible.
Laminin, a component of the embryonic sea urchin basal lamina, is recognized by monoclonal antibody BL1 (Mab BL1). Our results demonstrate that laminin is secreted into the blastcoel at the early blastula stage at a time when the blastomeres undergo a cell shape change and are organized into an epithelium. Laminin is present on the basal surfaces of ectodermal cells and is absent or reduced on migrating primary mesenchyme cells. Microinjection of a monoclonal antibody directed against laminin induces a morphological change in cell shape and a deformation of the embryonic epithelium. Investigation of selected stages of live embryos suggests that the distribution of laminin may be heterogeneous within the basal lamina during early development. The results implicate laminin as a mediator of cell shape change during early morphogenesis.. ...
Sea urchin eggs exhibit a cap-dependent increase in protein synthesis within minutes after fertilization. This rise in protein synthesis occurs at a constant rate for a great number of proteins translated from the different available mRNAs. Surprisingly, we found that cyclin B, a major cell-cycle regulator, follows a synthesis pattern that is distinct from the global protein population, so we developed a mathematical model to analyze this dissimilarity in biosynthesis kinetic patterns. The model includes two pathways for cyclin B mRNA entry into the translational machinery: one from immediately available mRNA (mRNAcyclinB) and one from mRNA activated solely after fertilization (XXmRNAcyclinB). Two coefficients, α and β, were added to fit the measured scales of global protein and cyclin B synthesis, respectively. The model was simplified to identify the synthesis parameters and to allow its simulation. The calculated parameters for activation of the specific cyclin B synthesis pathway after
Sea urchins living in the Mediterranean have a new enemy: the bearded fireworm. This toothless but determined predator has found a way to devour sea urchins, despite their spines and stony shells. And the worms appetite for urchins might remake entire ocean ecosystems.. The bearded fireworm, Hermodice carunculata, grows up to a foot long and is fuzzy, not in the cute way but in the "DO NOT TOUCH" way. The white tufts that run along the worms body are clusters of stinging bristles. The species lives in tropical coastal waters along both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. In recent years its also become more common in the Mediterranean, and in the past decade its population has surged along the coast of Italy. The reason for this surge is "still unclear," says Roberto Simonini of Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia in Modena, Italy.. When Simonini and other researchers collected fireworms from the water and brought them back to the lab, the worms regurgitated "huge numbers of spines," ...
One quarter of eukaryotic genes encode membrane proteins. These include nearly 1,000 transporters that translocate nutrients, signaling molecules, and xenobiotics across membranes. While it is well appreciated that membrane transport is critical for development, the specific roles of many transporters have remained cryptic, in part because of their abundance and the diversity of their substrates. Multidrug resistance ATP-binding cassette (ABC) efflux transporters are one example of cryptic membrane proteins. Although most organisms utilize these ABC transporters during embryonic development, many of these transporters have broad substrate specificity, and their developmental functions remain incompletely understood. Here, we review advances in our understanding of ABC transporters in sea urchin embryos, and methods developed to spatially and temporally map these proteins. These studies reveal that multifunctional transporters are required for signaling, homeostasis, and protection of the embryo, ...
Sea urchin embryos and larvae provide an inexpensive high‐throughput system for determining developmental actions of neuropharmacologic agents or environmental neurotoxins in both applied and basic biologic contexts
Esther Ullrich-Luter - one of Arnones collaborators - found that each foot has two clusters of light-sensitive cells: one at the tip and another at its base. Each foot has up to 140 of these cells, giving a total of 200,000 across the entire animal. (For comparison, humans have a thousand times as many.). The light-sensitive cells connect to a single nerve running down the length of each foot. The nerves of the tube feet eventually cluster into five spokes, which meet at a central ring of nerves. This is the extent of the urchins nervous system - its a sparse network of nerves without any central brain. Through this network, the sea urchin detects can react to light, which it spots with its hundreds of feet. Its entire surface is effectively a big compound eye.. These discoveries revealed how the urchin sees, but they raised a new mystery. The urchin can clearly tell where a source of light is coming from, because it can move in the opposite direction. But the tube feet move about a lot, so ...
Masses of cortices of both unfertilized and fertilized sea urchin eggs can be isolated by crushing eggs in hypotonic MaCl2 (0.1 M) solution. The amount of cortical material in terms of protein-N increases steadily after fertilization until the monaster stage and thereafter remains almost constant until well into the two-cell stage. The amount of bound-SH per protein-N of the egg cortex also increases after fertilization, reaches a maximum value at the amphiaster stage and thereafter decreases rapidly as the cleavage of the cell proceeds. ...
Environmental conditions experienced by parents can have lasting effects on offspring. For some marine organisms, parental acclimation may attenuate the negative effects observed in offspring exposed to the same conditions. Here, development of the coral reef sea urchin Echinometra sp. A was examined in larvae derived from parents acclimated for 20 months in either present-day…
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Were not certain exactly what species of sea urchin this is, as specimens often look very alike. But it could be Camerogalerus cylindricus, which is found throughout the Cenomanian. Mature specimens of this species are quite large, from 45-60mm, with straight sides and a distinctive domed profile. Juveniles are more button shaped. Very similar species include Camerogalerus minimus which is found throughout the lower and middle part of the Turonian and grows to about 15-20mm - or it could be Discoides subuculus, also from the Cenomanian. Find out more about sea urchins on the echinoderms pages.. ...
Salty and briny with a metallic twang and more than a hint of iodine, sea urchin is (along with oysters) the most ocean-evocative food in the world, and as a seafood lover and lifelong coastal resident, Im often in the mood to have the ocean evoked to me. Here are seven of my favorite ways to get sea urchin in New York. Some are simple, some are more complex, all are delicious.
A handbook on the parasites of sea urchins of the western hemisphere by Ira Jones; 1 edition; First published in 1977; Subjects: Parasites, Sea urchins
In my hands was a sea urchin plucked from the Caribbean not ten minutes before. The thing lay alive and quivering, its needles oscillating slowly wherever it was prodded. My plan was to go the hotel kitchen to procure a real knife and the company of cooks more sympathetic to my hunger for sea urchin roe.
Fig. 4.83 Diadema sp.. Echinothuridae only have short spines, the ends of which have a distended, vesicular form. Within this vesicle is a venom gland surrounded by muscle and connective tissue. When the spine penetrates the skin, the secretions are emptied into the wound.. Toxopneustes and Tripneustes species have only very short spines, which gives them a more compact shape. The body diameter of adult animals reaches 10-15 cm. Unlike the species discussed above, the venomous substances are not contained in the spines, but rather in so-called pedicellariae. These pedicellariae represent tiny gripping organs that are attached to the surface of the body by a short, mobile stalk and are present in large numbers scattered between the spines. They are a peculiarity of sea urchins and starfish; not only do they serve to clean the body surface, but they can also be used in defence in the form of venom apparatuses. Toxopneustes and Tripneustes species possess exceptionally large, venom-filled ...
In article ,351DE794.47E at san.rr.com,, bzeller1 at san.rr.com wrote: ,Try looking at our ascidian paper from the Feb. 97 Development. It ,explains how we electroporate plasmids into fertilized eggs. I have ,tried S. purpuratus and several other species of sea urchins with no ,luck. David Epel at Hopkins can use electrporation to load su eggs with ,small molecules but hasnt tried DNA that I know of. Hope that helps. ,BZ So whats the problem? Electroporation works pretty much with everything... At least as far as getting DNA inside the cell. - Dima ...
Anyone who regularly visits my Instagram feed knows that I am a ridiculous uni (sea urchin) addict. But I wasnt always like that. Decades ago, when I first started eating sushi (which is how I first encountered sea urchins), I was very turned off. Thats because if uni isnt super fresh, it can take on a rather pissy smell and the taste can similarly have an ammonia-like flavour that is rather off-putting.. Fortunately, thanks to better and more regular air freight, its become easier to enjoy ultra fresh and thus very delicious sea urchin. Ive previously posted some ways to cook with or serve this marvelous ingredient, so today, instead of yet another recipe, I thought I would offer you some food trivia.. So, here are 10 things you probably didnt know about sea urchins.. 1. These spiky little sea creatures used to be called sea hedgehogs.. 2. There are over 200 types of sea urchins but only a small handful are consumed by us humans.. 3. The five plates that surround the mouth and the innards ...
While monitoring changes in intracellular Ca2+ concentration in developing embryos, Ca2+ spikes were observed in laser-wounded cells, and following a short delay spikes were also seen in neighboring cells that had not been directly injured (Fig. 1). In osteoblastic cells Ca2+ spikes similar to these are mediated by gap-junctional communication between adjoining cells (Jorgensen et al., 2000). Such a mechanism cannot completely explain the signaling observed in sea urchin because delayed Ca2+ spikes were observed in non-contacting embryos (Fig. 2). Gap-junctional communication, while possible, seems unlikely as genes encoding connexins, pannexins and innexins, the proteins that form gap-junctions and hemichannels, are not found in the sea urchin genome (Sodergren et al., 2006). We conclude that plasma membrane wounding in developing sea urchin embryos initiates a mechanism that releases a water-soluble signaling factor that can evoke Ca2+ spikes in neighboring cells. This conclusion was further ...
Posted by Carey Bledsoe, DPM, MS from 4.46.187.105 (lsanca2-ar26-4-46-187-105.lsanca2.dsl-verizon.net) on jueves, febrero 06, 2003 at 21:24:35 : In Reply to: Help for sea urchin sting posted by Mick from 64.12.105.158 (spider-mtc-tc023.proxy.aol.com) on mi rcoles, febrero 05, 2003 at 11:03:11 : On a surfing trip last year my buddy got washed up on some rocks and had over 100 urchin spines in areas that included his hands, elbows, knees, shins and feet. We were at Manzanillo Bay surfing and staying with Dewey at Casa Tortuga. I am a podiatrist and as such also a foot and ankle surgeon. Here is the scoop. Go to a dermatologist, let him administer some novacaine, and he can tease or gently remove the spine. In the case of my friend John, whom we have sinced nicknamed "urch" we spent 4+ hours removing the spines and now I consider my self an expert. The spines have a texture similar to sandpaper and will not just pull out of skin. The "smashing" technique is barbaric and can lead to further injury ...
We investigated the compositions of free amino acids (FAAs), organic acids (OAs), and nucleotides and their related compounds (NAs) in the gonads of edible sea urchins in Japan. In Hemicentrotus...
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The beautiful radial lines are actually where the tubed feet of the sea urchin extended through the hard shell (called the test). The feet waved about until they found a surface to attach to, then suction caps on the end grabbed hold. The foot was then retracted to drag the animal along.. Find out more on the echinoderms page.. ...
Pigment cells isolated from the epithelium of the sea urchin Centrostephanus longispinus display light-sensitivity in the same manner as in normal tissue. In complete darkness they have a round to ovo
Sea urchin aPKC localizes to a disk situated between the basal body and the elongating axoneme of motile cilia. (A-E, G-I) Confocal sections of cells on the