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Keywords: Caenorhabditis elegans
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Biochem Soc Trans (2022) 50 (5): 1517–1526.
Published: 05 October 2022
...Wei Cao; Roger Pocock Animals constantly encounter environmental and physiological stressors that threaten survival and fertility. Somatic stress responses and germ cell arrest/repair mechanisms are employed to withstand such challenges. The Caenorhabditis elegans germline combats stress...
Biochem Soc Trans (2020) 48 (3): 1243–1253.
Published: 29 June 2020
...Sukriti Kapoor; Sachin Kotak Cellular asymmetries are vital for generating cell fate diversity during development and in stem cells. In the newly fertilized Caenorhabditis elegans embryo, centrosomes are responsible for polarity establishment, i.e. anterior–posterior body axis formation. The signal...
Biochem Soc Trans (2020) 48 (3): 1019–1034.
Published: 15 June 2020
...Rachel M. Woodhouse; Alyson Ashe Gene regulatory information can be inherited between generations in a phenomenon termed transgenerational epigenetic inheritance (TEI). While examples of TEI in many animals accumulate, the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans has proven particularly useful...
Biochem Soc Trans (2019) 47 (3): 887–896.
Published: 24 May 2019
...Kim B. Pho; Lesley T. MacNeil Reproducibility is critical for the standardization, interpretation, and progression of research. However, many factors increase variability and reduce reproducibility. In Caenorhabditis elegans research, there are many possible causes of variability that may explain...
Biochem Soc Trans (2013) 41 (4): 821–824.
Published: 18 July 2013
...Amy E. Pasquinelli The let-7 miRNA (microRNA) is an essential regulator of development from nematode worms to humans. Altered expression of let-7 results in larval arrest or lethality in Caenorhabditis elegans. Likewise, under- or over-expression of let-7 in human cells can result in cellular...
Biochem Soc Trans (2011) 39 (6): 1705–1709.
Published: 21 November 2011
..., providing a potential mechanism for how these mutations lead to tissue-specific diseases. 1 To whom correspondence should be addressed (email gru@vms.huji.ac.il ). 10 5 2011 © The Authors Journal compilation © 2011 Biochemical Society 2011 Caenorhabditis elegans chromatin DNA...
Biochem Soc Trans (2010) 38 (1): 172–176.
Published: 19 January 2010
... research has focused primarily on postsynaptic targets. Recent research using the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans has determined a role for specific proteins (Munc18-1 and Rab3) and processes (synaptic vesicle recruitment and fusion) in transducing the presynaptic effects of ethanol. In the present...
Biochem Soc Trans (2007) 35 (1): 129–132.
Published: 22 January 2007
...H.A. Baylis; K. Goyal The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans contains over 20 genes for TRP (transient receptor potential) channels which include members of all of the subclasses identified in mammalian cells. These proteins include three members of the TRPM (TRP melastatin) family: gon - 2 (abnormal...
Biochem Soc Trans (2006) 34 (1): 64–67.
Published: 20 January 2006
... properly. Understanding the molecular architecture of functional glutamatergic synapses is therefore an important challenge in neurobiology. To address this question, we combine the techniques of genetics, molecular biology and electrophysiology in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans . To date, genetic...
Biochem Soc Trans (2006) 34 (1): 77–80.
Published: 20 January 2006
...E. Marza; G.M. Lesa Changes in PUFA (polyunsaturated fatty acid) metabolism can cause mental retardation and cognitive impairment. However, it is still unclear why altered levels of PUFAs result in neuronal dysfunction. Recent studies on the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans suggest that PUFA...
Biochem Soc Trans (2005) 33 (4): 606–608.
Published: 01 August 2005
...D. Poteryaev; A. Spang Caenorhabditis elegans has recently been used as an attractive model system to gain insight into mechanisms of endocytosis in multicellular organisms. A combination of forward and reverse genetics has identified a number of new membrane trafficking factors. Most of them have...
Biochem Soc Trans (2003) 31 (6): 1305–1307.
Published: 01 December 2003
...J.N. Sampayo; M.S. Gill; G.J. Lithgow To date, more than 40 genes have been identified in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans , which, when mutated, lead to an increase in lifespan. Of those tested, all confer an increased resistance to oxidative stress. In addition, the lifespan of C. elegans can...
Biochem Soc Trans (2000) 28 (6): 751–752.
Published: 01 December 2000
... cloned and functionally expressed one of the three putative glucosylceramide synthases from Caenorhabditis elegans as well as a corresponding enzyme from Pichia pastoris. 1 To whom correspondence should be addressed (e-mail eheinz@botanik.uni-hamburg.de ) 30 6 2000 © 2000 Biochemical...