Chinese soft-shelled turtle

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Alias: Chinese softshell turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis, Trionyx sinensis, Torionyx sinensis, Pelodiscus sinensis (Wiegmann, 1835) Cox et al. 1998

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  1. Kuraku S, Usuda R, Kuratani S. Comprehensive survey of carapacial ridge-specific genes in turtle implies co-option of some regulatory genes in carapace evolution. Evol Dev. 2005;7:3-17 pubmed
    ..we systematically screened for genes expressed specifically in the CR of the Chinese soft-shelled turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis, using microbead-based differential cDNA analysis and real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain ..
  2. Li X, Zhu B, Chen N, Hu H, Chen J, Zhang X, et al. Molecular characterization and functional analysis of MyD88 in Chinese soft-shelled turtle Trionyx sinensis. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2011;30:33-8 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, the MyD88 gene from Chinese soft-shelled turtle (Trionyx sinensis) (tMyD88) was identified, representing the fist example from reptile species...
  3. Nagashima H, Sugahara F, Takechi M, Ericsson R, Kawashima Ohya Y, Narita Y, et al. Evolution of the turtle body plan by the folding and creation of new muscle connections. Science. 2009;325:193-6 pubmed publisher
    ..We propose that the evolutionary origin of the turtle body plan results from heterotopy based on folding and novel connectivities. ..
  4. Liang H, Wang L, Sha H, Zou G. Development and Validation of Sex-Specific Markers in Pelodiscus Sinensis Using Restriction Site-Associated DNA Sequencing. Genes (Basel). 2019;10: pubmed publisher
    ..The Chinese soft-shelled turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis, is an economically important aquatic species that shows significant male sexual dimorphism, with a ..
  5. Liu T, Han Y, Chen S, Zhao H. Genome-wide identification of Toll-like receptors in the Chinese soft-shelled turtle Pelodiscus sinensis and expression analysis responding to Aeromonas hydrophila infection. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2019;87:478-489 pubmed publisher
    ..TLRs in innate immunity, systematic knowledge of TLRs is still lacking in the Chinese soft-shelled turtle Pelodiscus sinensis. In this study, a genome-wide search was performed and identified 15 candidate PsTLR family genes in P...
  6. Chen B, Zhang W, Niu C, Li W, Jia H, Storey K. Antioxidant response to acute cold exposure and during recovery in juvenile Chinese soft-shelled turtles (Pelodiscus sinensis). J Exp Biol. 2019;222: pubmed publisher
    ..enzyme activity levels during acute cold exposure and recovery in juvenile Chinese soft-shelled turtles, Pelodiscus sinensis Transcript levels of the upstream regulator NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) were also measured...
  7. Borràs E, Albalat R, Duester G, Parés X, Farrés J. The Xenopus alcohol dehydrogenase gene family: characterization and comparative analysis incorporating amphibian and reptilian genomes. BMC Genomics. 2014;15:216 pubmed publisher
    ..Novel ADH sequences identified in the genomes of Anolis carolinensis (anole lizard) and Pelodiscus sinensis (turtle) were also included in these studies...
  8. Kawashima Ohya Y, Narita Y, Nagashima H, Usuda R, Kuratani S. Hepatocyte growth factor is crucial for development of the carapace in turtles. Evol Dev. 2011;13:260-8 pubmed publisher
    ..development of the muscle plate, the anlage of hypaxial muscles, between the Chinese soft-shelled turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis, and chicken embryos. We found that the ventrolateral lip (VLL) of the thoracic dermomyotome of P...
  9. Shi N, Cai S, Gao J, Qiao X, Yang H, Wang Y, et al. Roles of polymorphic cathelicidins in innate immunity of soft-shell turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis. Dev Comp Immunol. 2019;92:179-192 pubmed publisher
    ..Ps-CATHs with pleiotropic structures and functions helps elucidating the roles of cathelicidins in the Chinese softshell turtle innate immunity, and better understanding the survival strategy of Chinese softshell turtle in harsh ..

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  1. Zhang J, Yu P, Zhou Q, Li X, Ding S, Su S, et al. Screening and characterisation of sex differentiation-related long non-coding RNAs in Chinese soft-shell turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis). Sci Rep. 2018;8:8630 pubmed publisher
    ..However, the roles of lncRNAs in other vertebrates, especially in the Chinese soft-shell turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis), remain to be clarified...
  2. Nakamuta S, Kusuda S, Yokosuka M, Taniguchi K, Yamamoto Y, Nakamuta N. Immunohistochemical analysis of the development of olfactory organs in two species of turtles Pelodiscus sinensis and Mauremys reevesii. Acta Histochem. 2018;120:806-813 pubmed publisher
    ..However, in the olfactory organ of the Chinese soft-shelled turtle Pelodiscus sinensis, both the upper and lower chamber epithelia contain ciliated ORNs...
  3. Fu J, Chen S, Zhao X, Luo Z, Zou P, Liu Y. Identification and characterization of the interferon-γ-inducible lysosomal thiol reductase gene in Chinese soft-shelled turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis. Dev Comp Immunol. 2019;90:55-59 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, a reptile GILT gene from Chinese soft-shelled turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis (PsGILT), was identified...
  4. Cai Y, Lee J, Wang W, Yang J, Qian G. Effect of Cd2+ on muscle type of creatine kinase: Inhibition kinetics integrating computational simulations. Int J Biol Macromol. 2016;83:233-41 pubmed publisher
    ..We investigated the effects of Cd2+ on muscle type of creatine kinase from Pelodiscus sinensis (PSCKM). Cd2+ conspicuously inactivated the activity of PSCKM (IC50=0...
  5. Liu L, Cao Z, Lin F, Ye X, Lu S, Lyv S. The Histopathological Characteristics Caused by Trionyx sinensis Hemorrhagic Syndrome Virus (TSHSV) and Comparative Proteomic Analysis of Liver Tissue in TSHSV-Infected Chinese Soft-Shelled Turtles (Pelodiscus sinensis). Intervirology. 2017;60:19-27 pubmed publisher
    b>Trionyx sinensis hemorrhagic syndrome virus (TSHSV) is a pathogen that causes severe hemorrhagic syndrome and irreversible damage to different infected tissues of Pelodis cus sinensis, ending in the death of affected organisms...
  6. Wu R, Liu Q, Zhang P, Liang D. Tandem amino acid repeats in the green anole (Anolis carolinensis) and other squamates may have a role in increasing genetic variability. BMC Genomics. 2016;17:109 pubmed publisher
    ..a large orthologous protein data set from six vertebrates (the Western clawed frog, the green anole, the Chinese softshell turtle, the zebra finch, mouse and human)...
  7. Shi D, Luo Y, Du Q, Wang L, Zhou M, Ma J, et al. A novel bradykinin-related dodecapeptide (RVALPPGFTPLR) from the skin secretion of the Fujian large-headed frog (Limnonectes fujianensis) exhibiting unusual structural and functional features. Toxins (Basel). 2014;6:2886-98 pubmed publisher
    ..identical to the kinin sequence present within the cloned kininogen-2 from the Chinese soft-shelled turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis) and differ from that encoded by kininogen-2 of the Tibetan ground tit (Pseudopodoces humilis) at just a ..
  8. Zhang Z, Chen B, Yuan L, Niu C. Acute cold stress improved the transcription of pro-inflammatory cytokines of Chinese soft-shelled turtle against Aeromonas hydrophila. Dev Comp Immunol. 2015;49:127-37 pubmed publisher
    Chinese soft-shelled turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis, is widely cultured in East and Southeast Asian countries. It frequently encounters the stress of abrupt temperature changes, which leads to mass death in most cases...
  9. Xu H, Zhao J, Zou Y, Lu B, Chen H, Zhang W, et al. Identification, characterization and expression analysis of MAVS in Pelodiscus sinensis after challenge with Poly I:C. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2018;77:222-232 pubmed publisher
    b>Pelodiscus sinensis, which is one of the important reptile species in the aquaculture industry in China, frequently suffers from serious infectious diseases caused by viruses...
  10. Li P, Zhou L, Yu Y, Yang M, Ni S, Wei S, et al. Characterization of DNA aptamers generated against the soft-shelled turtle iridovirus with antiviral effects. BMC Vet Res. 2015;11:245 pubmed publisher
    Soft-shelled turtle iridovirus (STIV) causes severe systemic disease in farmed soft-shelled turtles (Trionyx sinensis). More efficient methods of controlling and detecting STIV infections are urgently needed...
  11. Schwarze K, Singh A, Burmester T. The Full Globin Repertoire of Turtles Provides Insights into Vertebrate Globin Evolution and Functions. Genome Biol Evol. 2015;7:1896-913 pubmed publisher
    ..We have characterized the globin repertoire of two different turtle species: the Chinese softshell turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis) and the western painted turtle (Chrysemys picta bellii)...
  12. Sun W, Cai H, Zhang G, Zhang H, Bao H, Wang L, et al. Author Correction: Dmrt1 is required for primary male sexual differentiation in Chinese soft-shelled turtle Pelodiscus sinensis. Sci Rep. 2018;8:6322 pubmed publisher
    ..A correction to this article has been published and is linked from the HTML and PDF versions of this paper. The error has not been fixed in the paper. ..
  13. Zhang W, Niu C, Chen B, Storey K. Digital Gene Expression Profiling reveals transcriptional responses to acute cold stress in Chinese soft-shelled turtle Pelodiscus sinensis juveniles. Cryobiology. 2018;81:43-56 pubmed publisher
    ..differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in the brain, liver and kidney of juvenile soft-shelled turtles, Pelodiscus sinensis, after acute cold stress (28 °C-8 °C acute transfer and held for 12 h) and following recovery (back ..
  14. Liu T, Chu X, Huang Y, Yang P, Li Q, Hu L, et al. Androgen-related sperm storage in oviduct of Chinese Soft-Shelled Turtle in vivo during annual cycle. Sci Rep. 2016;6:20456 pubmed publisher
    ..the role of androgen in sperm storage was investigated in the oviduct of the Chinese soft-shelled turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis. Morphological analysis revealed that spermatozoa were observed in the vagina, uterus and isthmus of the ..
  15. Zhang R, Zhang S, Zhu X, Zhou Y, Wu X. Follicle-stimulating hormone receptor (FSHR) in Chinese alligator, Alligator sinensis: molecular characterization, tissue distribution and mRNA expression changes during the female reproductive cycle. Anim Reprod Sci. 2015;156:40-50 pubmed publisher
    ..The deduced amino acid sequence of the caFSHR shares identity of 85% with Chinese softshell turtle, 84-87% with birds, 77-78% with mammals, 67-73% with amphibians and 51-58% with fishes...
  16. Nomura T, Yamashita W, Gotoh H, Ono K. Genetic manipulation of reptilian embryos: toward an understanding of cortical development and evolution. Front Neurosci. 2015;9:45 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we introduce a method of embryonic manipulations for the Madagascar ground gecko and Chinese softshell turtle. We established in ovo electroporation and an ex ovo culture system to address neural stem cell dynamics, ..
  17. Zhang Q, Ullah S, Liu Y, Yang P, Chen B, Waqas Y, et al. Lymphocyte migration in the micro-channel of splenic sheathed capillaries in Chinese soft-shelled turtles, Pelodiscus sinensis. Micron. 2016;80:66-72 pubmed publisher
    ..on lymphocyte migration to the splenic white pulp via micro-channels in Chinese soft-shelled turtles, Pelodiscus sinensis. The results showed that the sheathed capillaries in the turtle spleen were high endothelial venule (HEV)-..
  18. Dong J, Ruan J, Xu N, Yang Y, Ai X. In vitro synergistic effects of fisetin and norfloxacin against aquatic isolates of Serratia marcescens. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2016;363:fnv220 pubmed publisher
    ..the first multi-resistant pathogenic Serratia marcescens strain from diseased soft-shelled turtles (Pelodiscus sinensis) in China...
  19. Chen B, Niu C, Yuan L. Ascorbic acid regulation in stress responses during acute cold exposure and following recovery in juvenile Chinese soft-shelled turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis). Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2015;184:20-6 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, Chinese soft-shelled turtles (Pelodiscus sinensis) were initially acclimated at 28°C (3 wks), exposed to acute cold condition (8°C, 8 h) and finally ..
  20. Chen S, Kuo M. Physicochemical and functional properties of Chinese soft-shell turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis) egg. Food Res Int. 2016;85:36-43 pubmed publisher
    ..These physicochemical and functional properties of Chinese soft-shell turtle egg are fundamental and essential for future study and food applications. ..
  21. Nakamuta S, Yokosuka M, Taniguchi K, Yamamoto Y, Nakamuta N. Immunohistochemical analysis for G protein in the olfactory organs of soft-shelled turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis. J Vet Med Sci. 2016;78:245-50 pubmed publisher
    ..In a semi-aquatic soft-shelled turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis, more than 1,000 odorant receptor genes have been found, but it is not known where they are expressed...
  22. Besprozvannykh V, Atopkin D, Ermolenko A, Kharitonova A, Khamatova A. Life-cycle and genetic characterization of Astiotrema odhneri Bhalerao, 1936 sensu Cho & Seo 1977 from the Primorsky Region (Russian Far East). Parasitol Int. 2015;64:533-9 pubmed publisher
    ..odhneri Bhalerao, 1936 sensu Cho & Seo 1977 were found in the intestine of a freshwater turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis (Wiegmann), from the Komissarovka River Basin, Primorsky Region, Russia...
  23. Yang P, Ahmad N, Hunag Y, Ullah S, Zhang Q, Waqas Y, et al. Telocytes: novel interstitial cells present in the testis parenchyma of the Chinese soft-shelled turtle Pelodiscus sinensis. J Cell Mol Med. 2015;19:2888-99 pubmed publisher
    ..existence and the contact of TCs with their surroundings in the testes of the Chinese soft-shelled turtle Pelodiscus sinensis, which may offer new insights for understanding the function of the testes and preventing and treating ..
  24. Zhang W, Niu C, Liu Y, Chen B. Glutathione redox balance in hibernating Chinese soft-shelled turtle Pelodiscus sinensis hatchlings. Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol. 2017;207:9-14 pubmed publisher
    ..level of genes involved in GSH synthesis, GSH reduction and GSH utilization, as well as enzyme activity, in Pelodiscus sinensis hatchlings during hibernation...
  25. Zhou Y, Liang Q, Li W, Gu Y, Liao X, Fang W, et al. Characterization and functional analysis of toll-like receptor 4 in Chinese soft-shelled turtle Pelodiscus sinensis. Dev Comp Immunol. 2016;63:128-35 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, TLR4 gene from Chinese soft-shelled turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis, was cloned and characterized...
  26. Zou Y, Wang L, Cai P, Li P, Zhang M, Sun Z, et al. Effect of ultrasound assisted extraction on the physicochemical and functional properties of collagen from soft-shelled turtle calipash. Int J Biol Macromol. 2017;105:1602-1610 pubmed publisher
    ..of acid-soluble collagen by ultrasound assisted extraction (UASC) from calipash of soft-shelled turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis). The results showed the collagen content was increased by 16...
  27. Zhang H, Xu X, He Z, Zheng T, Shao J. De novo transcriptome analysis reveals insights into different mechanisms of growth and immunity in a Chinese soft-shelled turtle hybrid and the parental varieties. Gene. 2017;605:54-62 pubmed publisher
    The Chinese soft-shelled turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis) is a highly important freshwater aquaculture species in China. The molecular mechanisms underlying changes in immunity and growth in hybrid vigor are not well understood...
  28. Yang Y, Li C, Song W, Wang W, Qian G. Purification, optimization and physicochemical properties of collagen from soft-shelled turtle calipash. Int J Biol Macromol. 2016;89:344-52 pubmed publisher
    The present work was to optimize the purification conditions for soft-shelled turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis) calipash collagen (STCC) isolated by pepsin and to explore collagen physicochemical properties for potential biomaterial ..
  29. Hu L, Li Q, Yang P, Gandahi J, Arain T, Le Y, et al. Expression of TLR2/4 on Epididymal Spermatozoa of the Chinese Soft-Shelled Turtle Pelodiscus sinensis During the Hibernation Season. Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2016;299:1578-1584 pubmed publisher
    Spermatozoa are known to be stored in the epididymis of the Chinese soft-shelled turtle Pelodiscus sinensis for long periods during hibernation, but the mechanism that underlies the sperm storage is poorly understood...
  30. Sun W, Cai H, Zhang G, Zhang H, Bao H, Wang L, et al. Dmrt1 is required for primary male sexual differentiation in Chinese soft-shelled turtle Pelodiscus sinensis. Sci Rep. 2017;7:4433 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we characterized a conserved DM domain gene, Dmrt1, in Chinese soft-shelled turtle Pelodiscus sinensis (P. sinensis), which exhibits ZZ/ZW sex chromosomes...
  31. Liu T, Yang P, Chen H, Huang Y, Liu Y, Waqas Y, et al. Global analysis of differential gene expression related to long-term sperm storage in oviduct of Chinese Soft-Shelled Turtle Pelodiscus sinensis. Sci Rep. 2016;6:33296 pubmed publisher
    ..Although previous morphological studies have observed the localization of spermatozoa in Pelodiscus sinensis oviduct, no systematic study on the identification of genes that are involved in long-term sperm storage ..
  32. Prajanban B, Jangpromma N, Araki T, Klaynongsruang S. Antimicrobial effects of novel peptides cOT2 and sOT2 derived from Crocodylus siamensis and Pelodiscus sinensis ovotransferrins. Biochim Biophys Acta Biomembr. 2017;1859:860-869 pubmed publisher
    ..cationic antimicrobial peptides, cOT2 and sOT2, derived from Siamese crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis) and Chinese softshell turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis) ovotransferrins...
  33. Wang W, Lee J, Hao H, Park Y, Qian G. Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) irreversibly inactivates creatine kinase from Pelodiscus sinensis by targeting the active site cysteine. Int J Biol Macromol. 2017;105:1595-1601 pubmed publisher
    ..study, we investigated the effects of H2O2 on PSCKM (muscle type creatine kinase from Pelodiscus sinensis) by the integrating method between enzyme kinetics and docking simulations...
  34. Liang Q, Li W, Guo N, Tong C, Zhou Y, Fang W, et al. Identification and Functional Analysis of Interleukin-1? in the Chinese Soft-Shelled Turtle Pelodiscus sinensis. Genes (Basel). 2016;7: pubmed publisher
    Chinese soft-shelled turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis) is commercially cultured in East and Southeast Asia for its nutritional and medicinal values. In this study, we identified interleukin-1? (IL-1?) from Chinese soft-shelled turtle...
  35. Xu J, Zhao J, Li Y, Zou Y, Lu B, Chen Y, et al. Evaluation of differentially expressed immune-related genes in intestine of Pelodiscus sinensis after intragastric challenge with lipopolysaccharide based on transcriptome analysis. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2016;56:417-426 pubmed publisher
    b>Pelodiscus sinensis is the most common turtle species that has been raised in East and Southeast Asia. However, there are still limited studies about the immune defense mechanisms in its small intestine until now...
  36. Liu L, Jiang G, Peng Z, Li Y, Li J, Zou L, et al. The effect of high fat diet on daily rhythm of the core clock genes and muscle functional genes in the skeletal muscle of Chinese soft-shelled turtle (Trionyx sinensis). Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol. 2017;213:17-27 pubmed publisher
  37. Guo H, Xia Z, Tang W, Mao Z, Qian G, Wang C. Establishment and characterization of a cell line from the Chinese soft-shelled turtle Pelodiscus sinensis. In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim. 2016;52:673-82 pubmed publisher
    The establishment and partial characterization of Pelodiscus sinensis continuous cell line is described here. A novel P...
  38. Xu R, Li D, Peng J, Fang J, Zhang L, Liu L. Cloning, expression and antioxidant activity of a novel collagen from Pelodiscus sinensis. World J Microbiol Biotechnol. 2016;32:100 pubmed publisher
    ..The soft-shelled turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis) is a commercially important aquatic species rich in collagen...
  39. Li T, Zhao J, Li W, Shi Y, Hong X, Zhu X. Short Communication Development of microsatellite markers and genetic diversity analysis for Pelodiscus sinensis. Genet Mol Res. 2016;15: pubmed publisher
    b>Pelodiscus sinensis is a common freshwater soft-shell turtle found in China, and is an important aquaculture species. In this study, 20 polymorphic microsatellite primers were developed from the transcriptome...
  40. Zhang W, Niu C, Chen B, Yuan L. Antioxidant responses in hibernating Chinese soft-shelled turtle Pelodiscus sinensis hatchlings. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2017;204:9-16 pubmed publisher
    ..enzymes both on mRNA level and enzyme activity level during hibernation of Chinese soft-shelled turtle Pelodiscus sinensis hatchlings. The upstream regulator NF-E2 related factor 2 (Nrf2) mRNA was also measured...
  41. Yu H, Wang H, Liu X, Feng L, Qiao X, Cai S, et al. Identification, eukaryotic expression and structure & function characterizations of β-defensin like homologues from Pelodiscus sinensis. Dev Comp Immunol. 2017;68:108-117 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, 26 genes encoding β-defensin-like peptides have been identified for the first time in Pelodiscus sinensis using database mining approach...
  42. Cordero G, Telemeco R, Gangloff E. Reptile embryos are not capable of behavioral thermoregulation in the egg. Evol Dev. 2017;: pubmed publisher
    ..These constraints are well illustrated by the Chinese softshelled turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis), the first reptile reported to behaviorally thermoregulate...
  43. Zhang W, Niu C, Jia H, Chen X. Effects of acute cold exposure on oxidative balance and total antioxidant capacity in juvenile Chinese soft-shelled turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis. Integr Zool. 2017;12:371-378 pubmed publisher
    ..of reactive oxygen species (ROS) or antioxidant defense response in the Chinese soft-shelled turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis. In this study, P...
  44. Yamamoto T, Nakanishi S, Mitamura K, Taga A. Shotgun label-free proteomic analysis for identification of proteins in HaCaT human skin keratinocytes regulated by the administration of collagen from soft-shelled turtle. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2017;: pubmed publisher
    Soft-shelled turtles (Pelodiscus sinensis) are widely distributed in some Asian countries, and we previously reported that soft-shelled turtle tissue could be a useful material for collagen...
  45. Zhang H, Xu X, He Z, Shao J, Zhang X, Meng Q, et al. A comparative study on genetic characteristics of two new varieties of Pelodiscus sinensis and their hybrid. Genet Mol Res. 2017;16: pubmed publisher
    Chinese soft-shelled turtle Pelodiscus sinensis has been an important aquaculture species in Southeast Asian countries...
  46. Li T, Cao P, Bei Y, Du W. Latitudinal and Temperature-Dependent Variation in Embryonic Development Rate and Offspring Performance in a Freshwater Turtle. Physiol Biochem Zool. 2018;91:673-681 pubmed publisher
    ..dependence of the embryonic development rate and offspring performance in the Chinese soft-shelled turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis)...
  47. Radhakrishnan S, Valenzuela N, Wilson Sayres M. Chromosomal Context Affects the Molecular Evolution of Sex-linked Genes and Their Autosomal Counterparts in Turtles and Other Vertebrates. J Hered. 2017;108:720-730 pubmed publisher
    ..We report for the first time the faster evolution of Z-linked genes in a turtle (the Chinese softshell turtle Pelodiscus sinensis) relative to autosomal orthologs in other taxa, including turtles with temperature-..
  48. Chien J, Chowdhury I, Lin Y, Liao C, Shen S, Yu J. Molecular cloning and sequence analysis of a cDNA encoding pituitary thyroid stimulating hormone beta-subunit of the Chinese soft-shell turtle Pelodiscus sinensis and regulation of its gene expression. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2006;146:74-82 pubmed
    ..stimulating hormone beta-subunit (TSHbeta) was cloned from pituitary of the Chinese soft-shell turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis, and its regulation of mRNA expression was investigated for the first time in reptile...
  49. Nagashima H, Uchida K, Yamamoto K, Kuraku S, Usuda R, Kuratani S. Turtle-chicken chimera: an experimental approach to understanding evolutionary innovation in the turtle. Dev Dyn. 2005;232:149-61 pubmed publisher
    ..epithelial somites of the chicken at the thoracic level with those of the Chinese soft-shelled turtle Pelodiscus sinensis (P...
  50. Shen S, Lu L, Chen J, Chien J, Yu J. Molecular cloning of proopiomelanocortin (POMC) cDNA from mud turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2003;131:192-201 pubmed
    ..MSH), and corticortropin (ACTH), was cloned and sequenced from pituitary and hypothalamus of mud turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis) by RT-PCR and rapid amplification of cDNA end (RACE) methods...
  51. Liao C, Ho W, Huang H, Kuo C, Lee S, Li S. Lactate dehydrogenase genes of caiman and Chinese soft-shelled turtle, with emphasis on the molecular phylogenetics and evolution of reptiles. Gene. 2001;279:63-7 pubmed
    ..caiman (Caiman crocodilus apaporiensis) belonging to the order Crocodilia and Chinese soft-shelled turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis) belonging to the order Chelonia were sequenced...
  52. Venkatesh B, Erdmann M, Brenner S. Molecular synapomorphies resolve evolutionary relationships of extant jawed vertebrates. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001;98:11382-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Our study also provides molecular evidence to support the monophyly of living tetrapods and teleosts...
  53. Zhang X, Lu X, Jing N, Zhu S. cDNA cloning and functional expression of growth hormone receptor from soft-shelled turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis japonicus). Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2000;119:265-75 pubmed
    The growth hormone receptor (GHR) cDNA was cloned from the liver of soft-shelled turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis japonicus) using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
  54. Matsuda Y, Nishida Umehara C, Tarui H, Kuroiwa A, Yamada K, Isobe T, et al. Highly conserved linkage homology between birds and turtles: bird and turtle chromosomes are precise counterparts of each other. Chromosome Res. 2005;13:601-15 pubmed publisher
    ..evolution in the amniotes, we constructed comparative cytogenetic maps of the Chinese soft-shelled turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis) and the Japanese four-striped rat snake (Elaphe quadrivirgata) using cDNA clones of reptile functional ..
  55. Ohya Y, Usuda R, Kuraku S, Nagashima H, Kuratani S. Unique features of Myf-5 in turtles: nucleotide deletion, alternative splicing, and unusual expression pattern. Evol Dev. 2006;8:415-23 pubmed
    ..gene family expressed in the myotome, from the Chinese soft-shelled turtle Pelodiscus sinensis. We detected a deletion of 12 sequential nucleotides in P...
  56. Zhou X, Wang L, Feng H, Guo Q, Dai H. Acute phase response in Chinese soft-shelled turtle (Trionyx sinensis) with Aeromonas hydrophila infection. Dev Comp Immunol. 2011;35:441-51 pubmed publisher
    Chinese soft-shelled turtle (Trionyx sinensis) is an important culture reptile. However, little is known about its acute phase response (APR) caused by bacteria. Serum amyloid A (SAA) is a major acute phase protein (APP)...
  57. Rhinn M, Miyoshi K, Watanabe A, Kawaguchi M, Ito F, Kuratani S, et al. Evolutionary divergence of trigeminal nerve somatotopy in amniotes. J Comp Neurol. 2013;521:1378-94 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, somatotopy of trigeminal ganglion and nerve organization is only partially conserved through amniote evolution, possibly in relation to the modification of facial somatosensory structures and morphologies. ..
  58. Ip Y, Loong A, Lee S, Ong J, Wong W, Chew S. The Chinese soft-shelled turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis, excretes urea mainly through the mouth instead of the kidney. J Exp Biol. 2012;215:3723-33 pubmed publisher
    The Chinese soft-shelled turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis, is well adapted to aquatic environments, including brackish swamps and marshes...
  59. Ivanova A, Tereshina M, Ermakova G, Belousov V, Zaraisky A. Agr genes, missing in amniotes, are involved in the body appendages regeneration in frog tadpoles. Sci Rep. 2013;3:1279 pubmed publisher
    ..Our findings indicate the general importance of Agrs for body appendages regeneration in amphibians...
  60. Wang Z, Pascual Anaya J, Zadissa A, Li W, Niimura Y, Huang Z, et al. The draft genomes of soft-shell turtle and green sea turtle yield insights into the development and evolution of the turtle-specific body plan. Nat Genet. 2013;45:701-706 pubmed publisher
    ..We generated and analyzed draft genomes of the soft-shell turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis) and the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas); our results indicated the close relationship of the turtles to ..
  61. Alev C, Wu Y, Nakaya Y, Sheng G. Decoupling of amniote gastrulation and streak formation reveals a morphogenetic unity in vertebrate mesoderm induction. Development. 2013;140:2691-6 pubmed publisher
  62. Nagashima H, Hirasawa T, Sugahara F, Takechi M, Usuda R, Sato N, et al. Origin of the unique morphology of the shoulder girdle in turtles. J Anat. 2013;223:547-56 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, amniotes have retained the ancestral pattern of the girdle anlage, and the shoulder girdle of turtles has been achieved through a transformation of the pattern in the late ontogenic period. ..
  63. Li X, Kang Y, Zhang X, Zhu B, Fang W. Identification of a heat shock cognate protein 70 gene in Chinese soft-shell turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis) and its expression profiles under thermal stress. J Zhejiang Univ Sci B. 2012;13:465-77 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, a novel Hsc70 gene from Chinese soft-shelled turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis) (tHsc70) was identified...
  64. Yasumasu S, Mao K, Sultana F, Sakaguchi H, Yoshizaki N. Cloning of a quail homologue of hatching enzyme: its conserved function and additional function in egg envelope digestion. Dev Genes Evol. 2005;215:489-98 pubmed publisher
    ..The temporal and spatial expression pattern of QHE mRNA was closely associated with digestion of the vitelline membrane occurring on days 1-4, and with that of the egg white on days 9-12...
  65. Chien J, Shen S, Lin Y, Yu J. Molecular cloning of the cDNA encoding follicle-stimulating hormone beta subunit of the Chinese soft-shell turtle Pelodiscus sinensis, and its gene expression. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2005;141:190-200 pubmed
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