Experts and Doctors on coturnix in Japan


Locale: Japan
Topic: coturnix

Top Publications

  1. Ubuka T, Ueno M, Ukena K, Tsutsui K. Developmental changes in gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone in the Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) hypothalamo-hypophysial system. J Endocrinol. 2003;178:311-8 pubmed
    ..These results suggest that GnIH begins its function around hatch and acts as a hypothalamic factor to regulate gonadotropin release in the bird. ..
  2. Ukena K, Tachibana T, Iwakoshi Ukena E, Saito Y, Minakata H, Kawaguchi R, et al. Identification, localization, and function of a novel avian hypothalamic neuropeptide, 26RFa, and its cognate receptor, G protein-coupled receptor-103. Endocrinology. 2010;151:2255-64 pubmed publisher
    ..These data provide the first evidence for the occurrence of the peptide 26RFa in the avian hypothalamus and indicate that this peptide exerts orexigenic activity. ..
  3. Tokita M, Schneider R. Developmental origins of species-specific muscle pattern. Dev Biol. 2009;331:311-25 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, neural crest mesenchyme plays an essential role in generating species-specific jaw muscle pattern and in promoting structural and functional integration of the musculoskeletal system during evolution. ..
  4. Ubuka T, Bentley G, Ukena K, Wingfield J, Tsutsui K. Melatonin induces the expression of gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone in the avian brain. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005;102:3052-7 pubmed
    ..Melatonin appears to act directly on GnIH neurons through its receptor to induce GnIH expression. This is the first demonstration, to our knowledge, of a direct action of melatonin on neuropeptide induction in any vertebrate class. ..
  5. Sasanami T, Pan J, Doi Y, Hisada M, Kohsaka T, Toriyama M. Secretion of egg envelope protein ZPC after C-terminal proteolytic processing in quail granulosa cells. Eur J Biochem. 2002;269:2223-31 pubmed
    ..These results suggest that newly synthesized ZPC is cleaved at the consensus furin cleavage site, and the resulting two basic residues at the C terminus are subsequently trimmed off to generate mature ZPC prior to secretion. ..
  6. Ubuka T, Ukena K, Sharp P, Bentley G, Tsutsui K. Gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone inhibits gonadal development and maintenance by decreasing gonadotropin synthesis and release in male quail. Endocrinology. 2006;147:1187-94 pubmed
    ..To our knowledge, GnIH is the first identified hypothalamic neuropeptide inhibiting reproductive function in any vertebrate class. ..
  7. Nishibori M, Hayashi T, Tsudzuki M, Yamamoto Y, Yasue H. Complete sequence of the Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) mitochondrial genome and its genetic relationship with related species. Anim Genet. 2001;32:380-5 pubmed
    ..Because the local bootstrap values for the JQ branch in these trees are not high, additional sequence is necessary for construction of a reliable tree...
  8. Shimizu Y, Yamamichi N, Saitoh K, Watanabe A, Ito T, Yamamichi Nishina M, et al. Kinetics of v-src-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition in developing glandular stomach. Oncogene. 2003;22:884-93 pubmed
    ..These observations would partly explain why RSV does not apparently cause carcinoma formation, but induces sarcomas exclusively...
  9. Sasanami T, Toriyama M, Mori M. Carboxy-terminal proteolytic processing at a consensus furin cleavage site is a prerequisite event for quail ZPC secretion. Biol Reprod. 2003;68:1613-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, the C-terminal proteolytic processing of proZPC at the consensus furin cleavage site is a prerequisite event for quail ZPC secretion...

More Information


  1. Kinebuchi H, Akimaru K, Noda S, Yamamoto K. Cholinesterase activity in quails of neuropathy caused by organophosphates. Ind Health. 1998;36:376-9 pubmed
  2. Yin H, Ukena K, Ubuka T, Tsutsui K. A novel G protein-coupled receptor for gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone in the Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica): identification, expression and binding activity. J Endocrinol. 2005;184:257-66 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that GnIH acts directly on the pituitary via GnIH receptor to inhibit gonadotropin release. GnIH may also act on the hypothalamus to inhibit gonadotropin-releasing hormone release...
  3. Kamata R, Shiraishi F, Izumi T, Takahashi S, Shimizu A, Shiraishi H. Mechanisms of estrogen-induced effects in avian reproduction caused by transovarian application of a xenoestrogen, diethylstilbestrol. Arch Toxicol. 2009;83:161-71 pubmed publisher
    ..These indicate that transovarian exposure to xenoestrogens causes malformation and dysfunction of the oviducts, where calcium regulating molecules could play key roles in eggshell thinning...
  4. Li C, Suzuki A, Takahashi S, Taneda S, Watanabe G, Taya K. Effects of 3-methyl-4-nitrophenol on the reproductive toxicity in female Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). Biol Pharm Bull. 2008;31:2158-61 pubmed
    ..Our findings indicate that PNMC induces endocrine malfunction at the central level and subsequently disrupts reproductive processes in mature female quails...
  5. Kai C, Yoshikawa Y, Yamanouchi K. Activation of complement in quails bearing Rous sarcoma virus-induced tumors. J Vet Med Sci. 1995;57:1077-80 pubmed
    ..C3 deposition was also observed in almost all tumor cells at the tumor developing stage. These findings obtained in vivo suggest that the cells transformed by RSV activated the C3 on their surfaces...
  6. Fu Z, Kato H, Kotera N, Noguchi T, Sugahara K, Kubo T. Regulation of hydroxyindole-O-methyltransferase gene expression in Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica). Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2001;65:2504-11 pubmed
    ..Our previous observations and these results suggest that vitamin A and a photo-signal are required to maintain the rhythmic expression of the HIOMT gene as well as the arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferase gene. ..
  7. Kamata R, Shiraishi F, Takahashi S, Shimizu A, Shiraishi H. Reevaluation of the developmental toxicity of dieldrin by the use of fertilized Japanese quail eggs. Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol. 2010;152:84-90 pubmed publisher
    ..The results indicated that not only does the neurotoxicity of dieldrin bring early death, but its effects on reproductive and hepatic functions (detected as gene transcriptional changes in hatchlings) persist harmfully after maturity. ..
  8. Tsudzuki M, Nakane Y, Wada A. Short beak: a new autosomal recessive semilethal mutation in Japanese quail. J Hered. 1998;89:175-8 pubmed
    ..The proposed gene symbol is sbk. The sbk gene is allelic to the previously reported stumpy-limb (sl) gene that expresses a somewhat similar phenotype to the SBK...
  9. Kamata R, Shiraishi F, Takahashi S, Shimizu A, Shiraishi H. Reproductive and developmental effects of transovarian exposure to o,p'-DDT in Japanese quails. Environ Toxicol Chem. 2009;28:782-90 pubmed publisher
    ..The results indicated that transovarian exposure to o,p'-DDT could bring about population declines in avian species through loss of fecundity caused by depression of hatchability and dysfunction of the reproductive tract. ..
  10. Sato Y, Watanabe T, Saito D, Takahashi T, Yoshida S, Kohyama J, et al. Notch mediates the segmental specification of angioblasts in somites and their directed migration toward the dorsal aorta in avian embryos. Dev Cell. 2008;14:890-901 pubmed publisher
    ..We demonstrate the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the formation of embryonic blood vessels from mesenchymal cells...
  11. Li C, Takahashi S, Taneda S, Furuta C, Watanabe G, Suzuki A, et al. Effects of 3-methyl-4-nitrophenol in diesel exhaust particles on the regulation of reproductive function in immature female Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). J Reprod Dev. 2007;53:673-8 pubmed
    ..This study indicates that PNMC induces reproductive toxicity at the central level and disrupts reproductive function in the immature female quail. ..
  12. Kamata R, Takahashi S, Shimizu A, Shiraishi F. Avian transgenerational reproductive toxicity test with in ovo exposure. Arch Toxicol. 2006;80:846-56 pubmed
    ..The proposed assay appears to be suitable not only for assessing adverse effects of chemicals on avian reproduction but for population projection of affected wild birds...
  13. Tanabe H, Ogawa N, Hayashi K, Ito S, Tanabe Y. Genetic variants of phosvitin in egg yolk of the Japanese quail, Coturnix coturnix japonica. Anim Genet. 1989;20:287-94 pubmed
    ..The gene frequencies of Pva, Pvb and Pvc were 0.064, 0.824 and 0.112, respectively. ..