Belcher's lancelet

Summary

Alias: Branchiostoma belcheri, Branchiostoma belcheri Gray, 1847

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  1. Dailey S, Kozmikova I, Somorjai I. Amphioxus Sp5 is a member of a conserved Specificity Protein complement and is modulated by Wnt/β-catenin signalling. Int J Dev Biol. 2017;61:723-732 pubmed publisher
    ..We confirm the SP complement of Branchiostoma belcheri and Branchiostoma lanceolatum, as well as their genomic arrangement, protein domain structure and residue ..
  2. Carvalho J, Lahaye F, Schubert M. Keeping amphioxus in the laboratory: an update on available husbandry methods. Int J Dev Biol. 2017;61:773-783 pubmed publisher
    ..Branchiostoma lanceolatum), the Florida amphioxus (Branchiostoma floridae), the Chinese amphioxus (Branchiostoma belcheri), the Japanese amphioxus (Branchiostoma japonicum), and the Bahamas lancelet (Asymmetron lucayanum)...
  3. Zhang Q, Ji X, Li H, Guo J, Wang F, Deng X, et al. Identification of circular RNAs and their altered expression under poly(I:C) challenge in key antiviral immune pathways in amphioxus. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2019;86:1053-1057 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, circRNAs in Chinese amphioxus (Branchiostoma belcheri) were sequenced, and 1859 circRNAs were identified using two algorithms (find_circ and CIRI)...
  4. Zhang Q, Zhang G, Xiong Y, Li H, Guo J, Wang F, et al. Genome-wide gene expression analysis reveals novel insights into the response to nitrite stress in gills of Branchiostoma belcheri. Chemosphere. 2019;218:609-615 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, RNA sequencing was used to carry out gene expression profiling analyses of Branchiostoma belcheri gills under nitrite stress...
  5. Zhang Q, Dong Z, Xiong Y, Li H, Guo J, Wang F, et al. Genome-wide transcriptional response of microRNAs to the benzo(a)pyrene stress in amphioxus Branchiostoma belcheri. Chemosphere. 2019;218:205-210 pubmed publisher
    ..Six small RNA libraries were sequenced from Branchiostoma belcheri. A total of 144 known and 157 novel miRNAs were identified using deep sequencing and bioinformatics ..
  6. Chen M, Wang C, Li Z, Chen J. Involvement of JNK signaling pathway in lipopolysaccharide-induced complement C3 transcriptional activation from amphioxus Branchiostoma belcheri. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2019;86:196-203 pubmed publisher
  7. Ma X, Peng S, Zhou X, Li S, Jin P. The amphioxus ERK2 gene is involved in innate immune response to LPS stimulation. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2019;86:64-69 pubmed publisher
    ..mechanism of the ERK2 gene, in this present study, we have cloned the full length of the ERK2 gene of Branchiostoma belcheri (designed as AmphiERK2), which is highly homologous to these vertebrate ERK2 genes...
  8. Chen Z, Gong B, Wang Q, Xiao Z, Deng C, Wang W, et al. Characterisation of amphioxus protein kinase C-δ/θ reveals a unique proto-V3 domain suggesting an evolutionary mechanism for PKC-θ unique V3. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2019;84:1100-1107 pubmed publisher
    A primitive adaptive immune system has recently been suggested to be present in a basal chordate amphioxus (Branchiostoma belcheri, Bb), making it an ideal model for studying the origin of adaptive immune...
  9. Banyai L, Kerekes K, Trexler M, Patthy L. Morphological Stasis and Proteome Innovation in Cephalochordates. Genes (Basel). 2018;9: pubmed publisher
    ..Surprisingly, a study comparing the predicted proteomes of Chinese amphioxus, Branchiostoma belcheri and the Florida amphioxus, Branchiostoma floridae has led to the conclusion that the rate of ..

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  1. He C, Han T, Liao X, Zhou Y, Wang X, Guan R, et al. Phagocytic intracellular digestion in amphioxus (Branchiostoma). Proc Biol Sci. 2018;285: pubmed publisher
    ..Here, in Branchiostoma belcheri, using a special tissue fixation method, we show that some epithelial cells, especially those lining ..
  2. Kong W, Yang Y, Zhang T, Shi D, Zhang Y. Characterization of sFRP2-like in amphioxus: insights into the evolutionary conservation of Wnt antagonizing function. Evol Dev. 2012;14:168-77 pubmed publisher
    ..is conserved between amphioxus and vertebrates, we characterized sFRP2-like function in the amphioxus, Branchiostoma belcheri tsingtauense (B. belcheri). As in other species of Branchiostome, in B...
  3. Cai L, Zhu J, Yin D, Chen L, Jin P, Ma F. Identification and characterization of complement factor H in Branchiostoma belcheri. Gene. 2014;553:42-8 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, we identified and characterized an amphioxus (Branchiostoma belcheri) CFH gene (designated as AmphiCFH)...
  4. Li Z, Huang Y, Shangguan J, Ning Y, Yi Y, Dai G. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci in Branchiostoma belcheri Gray (Amphioxus). Genet Mol Res. 2015;14:10224-7 pubmed publisher
    b>Branchiostoma belcheri Gray is a second-class, nationally protected protochordate in China. We developed 10 novel polymorphic sites in B. belcheri, which were examined using a population of 30 wild individuals from Xiamen, China...
  5. Jin P, Lv C, Peng S, Cai L, Zhu J, Ma F. Genome-wide organization, evolutionary diversification of the COMMD family genes of amphioxus (Branchiostoma belcheri) with the possible role in innate immunity. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2018;77:31-39 pubmed publisher
    ..However, studies on the COMMD gene family in amphioxus (Branchiostoma belcheri) are yet largely unknown...
  6. Li G, Wang J, Yuan L, Wang H, Wang Y. A simple method for selecting spawning-ready individuals out from laboratorial cultured amphioxus population. J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol. 2015;324:629-35 pubmed publisher
    ..reported an accurate method to distinguish spawning-ready and non-spawning-ready individuals of amphioxus Branchiostoma belcheri. In comparison with non-spawning-ready amphioxus, all spawning-ready individuals display following ..
  7. Pang Q, Liu X, Zhao B, Sun H. Induction of phenoloxidase and other immunological activities in the humoral fluids of amphioxus Branchiostoma belcheri challenged with Lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Fish Physiol Biochem. 2012;38:1835-1842 pubmed publisher
    The knowledge concerning the humoral immunity is scarce in amphioxus Branchiostoma belcheri. This study measured the humoral parameters including phenoloxidase (PO) activity, lysozyme activity, antimicrobial activity, microbial agglutinin,..
  8. Yuan S, Zheng T, Li P, Yang R, Ruan J, Huang S, et al. Characterization of Amphioxus IFN Regulatory Factor Family Reveals an Archaic Signaling Framework for Innate Immune Response. J Immunol. 2015;195:5657-66 pubmed publisher
    ..As the orthologs to the vertebrate IRF1 and IRF4 subgroups, Branchiostoma belcheri tsingtauense (bbt)IRF1 and bbtIRF8 bind the IFN-stimulated response element (ISRE) and were upregulated ..
  9. Wang W, Cheng W, Luo M, Yan Q, Yu H, Li Q, et al. Activity Augmentation of Amphioxus Peptidoglycan Recognition Protein BbtPGRP3 via Fusion with a Chitin Binding Domain. PLoS ONE. 2015;10:e0140953 pubmed publisher
    ..For instance, three isoforms of PGRP encoded by Branchiostoma belcheri tsingtauense, termed BbtPGRP1~3, are fused with a chitin binding domain (CBD) at the N-terminus...
  10. Orito W, Ohhira F, Ogasawara M. Gene expression profiles of FABP genes in protochordates, Ciona intestinalis and Branchiostoma belcheri. Cell Tissue Res. 2015;362:331-45 pubmed publisher
    ..We have performed a genome-wide survey of FABP-related genes in protochordates: amphioxus Branchiostoma belcheri and the ascidian Ciona intestinalis...
  11. Zhang Q, Zhu Q, Liang M, Wang F, Guo J, Deng X, et al. Comparative transcriptomic analysis provides insights into antibacterial mechanisms of Branchiostoma belcheri under Vibrio parahaemolyticus infection. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2018;76:196-205 pubmed publisher
    ..mechanisms, we analyzed the ribosomal RNA (rRNA)-depleted transcriptome of Chinese amphioxus (Branchiostoma belcheri) infected with Vibrio parahaemolyticus (V. p.) via next-generation deep sequencing technology (RNA-seq)...
  12. Peng J, Tao X, Li R, Hu J, Ruan J, Wang R, et al. Novel Toll/IL-1 Receptor Homologous Region Adaptors Act as Negative Regulators in Amphioxus TLR Signaling. J Immunol. 2015;195:3110-8 pubmed publisher
    ..To reveal how these novel TIR adaptors function in amphioxus Branchiostoma belcheri tsingtauense (bbt), four representatives, bbtTIRA, bbtTIRB, bbtTIRC, and bbtTIRD, were selected for ..
  13. Cao D, Liao X, Cheng W, Jiang Y, Wang W, Li Q, et al. Structure of a variable lymphocyte receptor-like protein from the amphioxus Branchiostoma floridae. Sci Rep. 2016;6:19951 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, the closest homolog of Bf66946 is highly expressed in the potential immune organ gill of Branchiostoma belcheri. Altogether, our findings provide the first structural evidence for the emergence of VLR-like molecules in ..
  14. Yan J, Chen L, Liu Z, Chen Y, Sun Y, Han J, et al. The D5 region of the intelectin domain is a new type of carbohydrate recognition domain in the intelectin gene family. Dev Comp Immunol. 2018;85:150-160 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, we designed serial deletions of intelectin in the Chinese amphioxus (Branchiostoma belcheri tsingtauense, AmphiITLN71469) in order to identify functional regions required for carbohydrate binding...
  15. Xu Q, Li G, Cao L, Wang Z, Ye H, Chen X, et al. Proteomic characterization and evolutionary analyses of zona pellucida domain-containing proteins in the egg coat of the cephalochordate, Branchiostoma belcheri. BMC Evol Biol. 2012;12:239 pubmed publisher
    ..To understand the origin of vertebrate ZP proteins, we characterized the egg coat components of Branchiostoma belcheri, an invertebrate species that belongs to the chordate subphylum Cephalochordata...
  16. Liu X, Sun Y, Zhang J, Li G, Wang Y. Identification of up-regulated genes in amphioxus neurula and the expression of AmphiFABP. Genes Genet Syst. 2011;86:37-46 pubmed
    ..up-regulated at the neurula stage, we constructed an 11-hour neurula subtracted cDNA library of amphioxus Branchiostoma belcheri and sequenced 204 ESTs representing 82 contigs...
  17. Qian G, Li G, Chen X, Wang Y. Characterization and embryonic expression of four amphioxus Frizzled genes with important functions during early embryogenesis. Gene Expr Patterns. 2013;13:445-53 pubmed publisher
    ..The dynamic and diverse expression patterns of amphioxus Fz genes suggest that these genes are not only associated with early embryonic axis establishment but also are involved in the development of several organs in amphioxus. ..
  18. Zhang Q, Qiu H, Liang M, Luo B, Wang X, Chen J. Exploring gene expression changes in the amphioxus gill after poly(I:C) challenge using digital expression profiling. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2017;70:57-65 pubmed publisher
    ..RNA-seq) to conduct tag-based digital gene expression profiling (DGE) analyses of the gills of control Branchiostoma belcheri and of those exposed to the viral mimic, poly(I:C) (pIC)...
  19. Song X, Du J, Zhu W, Jin P, Ma F. Identification and characterization of an apoptosis-stimulating protein of p53 (ASPP) gene from Branchiostoma belcheri: Insights into evolution of ASPP gene family. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2016;49:268-74 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we identified and characterized an ASPP gene from Branchiostoma belcheri (designed as AmphiASPP) and extensively studied its evolution and roles involved in innate immunity...
  20. Qu X, Lan X, Deng C, Zhou J, Du J, Huang S, et al. Molecular mechanisms underlying the evolution of the slp76 signalosome. Sci Rep. 2017;7:1509 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we investigated slp76-signalosome from an evolutionary perspective in amphioxus Branchiostoma belcheri (bb)...
  21. Jin P, Li S, Sun L, Lv C, Ma F. Transcriptome-wide analysis of microRNAs in Branchiostoma belcheri upon Vibrio parahemolyticus infection. Dev Comp Immunol. 2017;74:243-252 pubmed publisher
    ..However, miRNAs involved in regulating immune responses in Branchiostoma belcheri are largely unclear...
  22. Yin D, Li W, Fu M, Chen L, Ma F, Jin P. Identification and characterization of a TAB1 gene involved in innate immunity of amphioxus (Branchiostoma belcheri). Gene. 2016;575:294-302 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, we identified and characterized a TAB1 gene from Branchiostoma belcheri (designed as AmphiTAB1)...
  23. Luan J, Liu Z, Zhang S, Li H, Fan C, Li L. Characterization, evolution and expression of the calmodulin1 genes from the amphioxus Branchiostoma belcheri tsingtauense. Acta Biochim Biophys Sin (Shanghai). 2007;39:255-64 pubmed
    ..the highly conserved calmodulin1 (CaM1) proteins, were isolated from the cDNA library of amphioxus Branchiostoma belcheri tsingtauense...
  24. Jin P, Hu J, Qian J, Chen L, Xu X, Ma F. Identification and characterization of a putative lipopolysaccharide-induced TNF-? factor (LITAF) gene from Amphioxus (Branchiostoma belcheri): an insight into the innate immunity of Amphioxus and the evolution of LITAF. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2012;32:1223-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Our findings provide an insight into the innate immune response in the amphioxus and the evolution of the LITAF family. ..
  25. Song X, Cai L, Li Y, Zhu J, Jin P, Chen L, et al. Identification and characterization of transforming growth factor ? induced gene (TGFBIG) from Branchiostoma belcheri: insights into evolution of TGFBI family. Genomics. 2014;103:147-53 pubmed publisher
    ..Together, our findings provided an insight into the evolution of the TGFBI family. ..
  26. Zhu J, Cai L, Zhang T, Chen L, Jin P, Ma F. Identification and characterization of a p38-like gene from amphioxus (Branchiostoma belcheri): an insight into amphioxus innate immunity and evolution. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2014;41:421-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we identified and characterized a p38 MAP kinase gene from Branchiostoma belcheri (designed as Amphip38)...
  27. Zhuang Z, Li H, Yang J, Liu X, Gao Y, Li Q, et al. Gut SCP is an immune-relevant molecule involved in the primary immunological memory or pattern recognition in the amphioxus Branchiostoma belcheri. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2011;30:700-5 pubmed publisher
    ..These results indicate that gut SCP is an immune-relevant molecule involved in the primary immunological memory or pattern recognition in the amphioxus Branchiostoma belcheri.
  28. Zhang Q, Luo Y, Wu H, Chen Y, Yu J. Expression of germline markers in three species of amphioxus supports a preformation mechanism of germ cell development in cephalochordates. Evodevo. 2013;4:17 pubmed publisher
    ..Subsequently, these PGCs would concentrate at the ventral tip of the myoseptal walls to form the gonad anlagen. ..
  29. Yan J, Dong X, Kong Y, Zhang Y, Jing R, Feng L. Identification and primary immune characteristics of an amphioxus akirin homolog. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2013;35:564-71 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, functional investigations of akirin are described in the basal chordate amphioxus Branchiostoma belcheri tsingtauense in an attempt to link this gene between insect and vertebrate lineages...
  30. Jin P, Zhou L, Song X, Qian J, Chen L, Ma F. Particularity and universality of a putative Gram-negative bacteria-binding protein (GNBP) gene from amphioxus (Branchiostoma belcheri): insights into the function and evolution of GNBP. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2012;33:835-45 pubmed publisher
    ..In conclusion, our findings disclose the particularity and universality of AmphiGNBP and provide profound insights into the function and evolution of GNBP. ..
  31. Bao Y, Kake T, Hanashima A, Nomiya Y, Kubokawa K, Kimura S. Actin capping proteins, CapZ (?-actinin) and tropomodulin in amphioxus striated muscle. Gene. 2012;510:78-86 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that unlike most of vertebrates, such as fish, amphibian, bird, and mammal, CapZ from amphioxus striated muscle is derived from two genes CAPZA and CAPZB, and Tmod is derived from one TMOD gene. ..
  32. Xu Q, Tan J, Chen L. A prototypic Jun like gene in amphioxus Branchiostoma japonicum expressed in female gonad. J Genet Genomics. 2012;39:607-11 pubmed publisher
  33. Liao J, Wang K, Yao W, Yi X, Yan H, Chen M, et al. Cloning, expression and antioxidant activity of a thioredoxin peroxidase from Branchiostoma belcheri tsingtaunese. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0175162 pubmed publisher
    ..a member of the peroxiredoxin superfamily, was found by EST sequence analysis of a cDNA library of Branchiostoma belcheri tsingtaunese ovary...
  34. Suga H, Hoshiyama D, Kuraku S, Katoh K, Kubokawa K, Miyata T. Protein tyrosine kinase cDNAs from amphioxus, hagfish, and lamprey: isoform duplications around the divergence of cyclostomes and gnathostomes. J Mol Evol. 1999;49:601-8 pubmed
    ..and platelet-derived growth factor receptor subtypes belonging to the protein tyrosine kinase family from Branchiostoma belcheri, an amphioxus, Eptatretus burgeri, a hagfish, and Lampetra reissneri, a lamprey...
  35. Song X, Jin P, Hu J, Qin S, Chen L, Li Ling J, et al. Involvement of AmphiREL, a Rel-like gene identified in Brachiastoma belcheri, in LPS-induced response: implication for evolution of Rel subfamily genes. Genomics. 2012;99:361-9 pubmed publisher
    ..4) The Rel subfamily genes have undergone very strong purifying selection. Together, our results provide important clues for understanding the evolution and function of Rel subfamily genes...
  36. Chen Y, Ding Y, Zhang Z, Wang W, Chen J, Ueno N, et al. Evolution of vertebrate central nervous system is accompanied by novel expression changes of duplicate genes. J Genet Genomics. 2011;38:577-84 pubmed publisher
    ..Our data accentuate the functional contribution of gene duplication in the CNS evolution of vertebrate and uncover an invertebrate non-CNS history for some vertebrate CNS-biased duplicate genes...
  37. Zhuang Z, Zhao X, Li H, Wang S, Peng X. Gut CaVP is an innate immune protein against bacterial challenge in amphioxus Branchiostoma belcheri. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2011;31:217-23 pubmed publisher
    ..parahaemolyticus and challenge by Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus. These findings indicate the importance of gut CaVP in response to bacterial challenge...
  38. Yue Y, Hou S, Wang X, Zhan L, Cao G, Li G, et al. Role and convergent evolution of competing RNA secondary structures in mutually exclusive splicing. RNA Biol. 2017;14:1399-1410 pubmed publisher
    ..identified a similar structural code in MRP exon clusters of the annelid, Capitella teleta, and chordate, Branchiostoma belcheri, suggesting an evolutionarily conserved competing pairing-guided mechanism in bilaterians...
  39. Zhang Y, Mao B. Embryonic expression and evolutionary analysis of the amphioxus Dickkopf and Kremen family genes. J Genet Genomics. 2010;37:637-45 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we have carried out expression and functional studies of the Dkk and Kremen genes in amphioxus (Branchiostoma belcheri)...
  40. Tando Y, Kubokawa K. Expression of the gene for ancestral glycoprotein hormone beta subunit in the nerve cord of amphioxus. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2009;162:329-39 pubmed publisher
    ..On the basis of present results, we hypothesize that a portion of vertebrate pituitary hormones might be derived from an ancestral glycoprotein hormone of amphioxus that functions as a neuroendocrine hormone...
  41. Suzuki M, Satoh N. Genes expressed in the amphioxus notochord revealed by EST analysis. Dev Biol. 2000;224:168-77 pubmed publisher
    ..Notochord cells were isolated from Branchiostoma belcheri adults, from which a cDNA library was constructed...
  42. Yasui K, Zhang S, Uemura M, Saiga H. Left-right asymmetric expression of BbPtx, a Ptx-related gene, in a lancelet species and the developmental left-sidedness in deuterostomes. Development. 2000;127:187-95 pubmed
    ..Considering the development of the coelom in deuterostomes, however, left-right asymmetric development involving Pitx2-related genes is rather likely to be a primitive character shared among deuterostomes...
  43. Zhang Q, Zhu Q, Zhang F, Xu B, Wang X, Chen J. Transcriptome-wide analysis of immune-responsive microRNAs against poly (I:C) challenge in Branchiostoma belcheri by deep sequencing and bioinformatics. Oncotarget. 2017;8:73590-73602 pubmed publisher
    ..the treatments challenged by the viral mimic, poly (I:C) (pIC) and control groups, respectively) from Branchiostoma belcheri...
  44. Zhang Q, Zhu Q, Xie Z, Xu B, Wang X, Chen J. Genome-wide gene expression analysis of amphioxus (Branchiostoma belcheri) following lipopolysaccharide challenge using strand-specific RNA-seq. RNA Biol. 2017;14:1799-1809 pubmed publisher
    ..The transcriptome of Branchiostoma belcheri was analyzed using strand-specific RNA sequencing technology (RNA-seq)...
  45. Liao X, Yang L, Zhang Q, Chen J. microRNA expression changes after lipopolysaccharide treatment in gills of amphioxus Branchiostoma belcheri. Dev Comp Immunol. 2017;70:39-44 pubmed publisher
    ..point for the peak of immune response in amphioxus after LPS challenge by evaluating the expression of Branchiostoma belcheri toll-like receptor 1, NF-κb (c-Rel), and big defensin which react with pathogen-associated molecular ..