179 results found
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Myoglobin primary structure reveals multiple convergent transitions to semi-aquatic life in the world's smallest mammalian divers

    Kai He et al.
    Ancestral sequence reconstruction of an essential muscle protein involved in O2 storage and transport accurately tracks secondary aquatic transitions in a speciose clade of insectivorous mammals.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Science Forum: The critical importance of vouchers in genomics

    Janet C Buckner et al.
    Geneticists should include links to and information about permanently preserved voucher specimens on genome databases and publications.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Rampant tooth loss across 200 million years of frog evolution

    Daniel J Paluh et al.
    Teeth are maintained in two amphibian groups (caecilians and salamanders) but were lost in frogs over 20 times independently, a higher incidence of edentulism than any other major vertebrate group.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Characterization and functional analysis of cathelicidin-MH, a novel frog-derived peptide with anti-septicemic properties

    Jinwei Chai et al.
    The novel cathelicidin cathelicidin-MH was identified from the skin of M. heymonsivogt frog, which protects against lipopolysaccharide- and cecal ligation and puncture-induced sepsis, effectively ameliorates multi-organ pathology, especially in lung.
    1. Medicine

    Parathyroid hormone attenuates osteoarthritis pain by remodeling subchondral bone in mice

    Qi Sun et al.
    Parathyroid hormone attenuates osteoarthritis pain and joint degeneration by modification of subchondral bone remodeling and could be a potential disease-modifying therapy for osteoarthritis.
    1. Ecology

    Regularities in species’ niches reveal the world’s climate regions

    Joaquín Calatayud et al.
    Similarities in climatic niches of terrestrial vertebrates indicate the Earth's climate regions, which differ among groups and from previous plant-based climate classifications.
    1. Ecology

    Climate Classification: Exploring a new way to think about climate regions

    Barnabas H Daru
    A new system for classifying climates emerges from modeling the environmental conditions that 26,000 species of tetrapods experience in their home range.
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    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Neuroscience

    Microglial trogocytosis and the complement system regulate axonal pruning in vivo

    Tony KY Lim, Edward S Ruthazer
    In vivo time lapse imaging reveals that microglial trogocytosis of presynaptic elements is regulated by the complement system which controls axon morphogenesis in the developing brain.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Evolutionary transcriptomics implicates HAND2 in the origins of implantation and regulation of gestation length

    Mirna Marinić et al.
    The transcription factor HAND2 evolved uterine expression during the origins of pregnancy and may be important for maternal-fetal immune signaling and parturition.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    New light shed on the early evolution of limb-bone growth plate and bone marrow

    Jordi Estefa et al.
    A three-dimensional investigation of extinct-tetrapod limbs shows that even though bone elongation and blood-cell production are intimately related to mammal long bones, these functions actually appeared successively in tetrapod evolution.

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