Summary: Small fish-like marine creatures often used in phylogenetic comparative studies of CHORDATES.

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  1. 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
    ..Protection of plasmid DNA and the thiol-protein from damage by metal-catalyzed oxidation (MCO) in vitro was also revealed. ..
  2. Albuixech Crespo B, López Blanch L, Burguera D, Maeso I, Sánchez Arrones L, Moreno Bravo J, et al. Molecular regionalization of the developing amphioxus neural tube challenges major partitions of the vertebrate brain. PLoS Biol. 2017;15:e2001573 pubmed publisher
    ..This suggests that these domains have a common developmental and evolutionary origin, as supported by functional experiments manipulating secondary organizers in zebrafish and mice. ..
  3. Bozzo M, Macri S, Calzia D, Sgarra R, Manfioletti G, Ramoino P, et al. The HMGA gene family in chordates: evolutionary perspectives from amphioxus. Dev Genes Evol. 2017;227:201-211 pubmed publisher
  4. Muruganandam G, Raasakka A, Myllykoski M, Kursula I, Kursula P. Structural similarities and functional differences clarify evolutionary relationships between tRNA healing enzymes and the myelin enzyme CNPase. BMC Biochem. 2017;18:7 pubmed publisher
    ..We provide a structural analysis of the tRNA healing enzyme PNK and CPDase domains together. Our results support evolution of vertebrate CNPase from tRNA healing enzymes with a loss of function at its N-terminal PNK-like domain. ..