rana catesbeiana

Summary

Summary: A species of the family Ranidae (true frogs). The only anuran properly referred to by the common name "bullfrog", it is the largest native anuran in North America.

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  1. Kozlov A, Risler T, Hudspeth A. Coherent motion of stereocilia assures the concerted gating of hair-cell transduction channels. Nat Neurosci. 2007;10:87-92 pubmed
    ..This feature assures the concerted gating of transduction channels that maximizes the sensitivity of mechanoelectrical transduction and enhances the hair bundle's capacity to amplify its inputs...
  2. Wirz M, Saldiva P, Freire Maia D. Micronucleus test for monitoring genotoxicity of polluted river water in Rana catesbeiana tadpoles. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. 2005;75:1220-7 pubmed
  3. Helbing C, Maher S, Han J, Gunderson M, Borchers C. Peering into molecular mechanisms of action with frogSCOPE. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2010;168:190-8 pubmed publisher
    ..for the identification of biological response indicators of harmful effects on a species of wild frog (Rana catesbeiana) at a sensitive tadpole stage...
  4. Kaiya H, Sakata I, Yamamoto K, Koda A, Sakai T, Kangawa K, et al. Identification of immunoreactive plasma and stomach ghrelin, and expression of stomach ghrelin mRNA in the bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2006;148:236-44 pubmed
    In this study, we established a radioimmunoassay (RIA) specific for ghrelin from the bullfrog Rana catesbeiana using a novel antibody raised against the C-terminal amino acid sequence of bullfrog ghrelin [13-28]...
  5. Domanski D, Helbing C. Analysis of the Rana catesbeiana tadpole tail fin proteome and phosphoproteome during T3-induced apoptosis: identification of a novel type I keratin. BMC Dev Biol. 2007;7:94 pubmed
    ..This process has been intensively studied at the genomic level yet very little information at the proteomic level exists. In addition, there is increasing evidence that changes in the phosphoproteome influence TH action...
  6. Austin J, Lougheed S, Boag P. Controlling for the effects of history and nonequilibrium conditions in gene flow estimates in northern bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) populations. Genetics. 2004;168:1491-506 pubmed
    ..We determined the scale at which gene flow can be estimated among breeding aggregations of bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) at the northern limit of their range in Ontario, Canada, using seven highly polymorphic DNA microsatellite ..
  7. Bhadra N, Kilgore K. Direct current electrical conduction block of peripheral nerve. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2004;12:313-24 pubmed
    ..The results indicate that electrical currents generally produce a conduction block due to depolarization of the nerve membrane, resulting in an inactivation of the sodium channels...
  8. Ramunno Johnson D, Strimbu C, Fredrickson L, Arisaka K, Bozovic D. Distribution of frequencies of spontaneous oscillations in hair cells of the bullfrog sacculus. Biophys J. 2009;96:1159-68 pubmed publisher
    Under in vitro conditions, free-standing hair bundles of the bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) sacculus have exhibited spontaneous oscillations...
  9. Huynh P, Boyd S. Nitric oxide synthase and NADPH diaphorase distribution in the bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) CNS: pathways and functional implications. Brain Behav Evol. 2007;70:145-63 pubmed
    ..Thus, nitrergic cells were ubiquitously distributed throughout the bullfrog brain and likely serve an essential regulatory function...

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  1. Mazzoni R, de Mesquita A, Fleury L, de Brito W, Nunes I, Robert J, et al. Mass mortality associated with a frog virus 3-like Ranavirus infection in farmed tadpoles Rana catesbeiana from Brazil. Dis Aquat Organ. 2009;86:181-91 pubmed publisher
    ..been recently associated with mass mortality events in Brazilian farmed tadpoles of the American bullfrog Rana catesbeiana Shaw, 1802. The objectives of the present study were to further characterize the virus isolated from sick R...
  2. Guedes J, Carrasco S, Ferreira C, Bonamin L, Souza W, Goldenstein Schainberg C, et al. Ultra high dilution of triiodothyronine modifies cellular apoptosis in Rana catesbeiana tadpole tail in vitro. Homeopathy. 2011;100:220-7 pubmed publisher
    ..investigate the influence of triiodothyronine (T3) 5·10(-24)M (10cH) on apoptosis induced by T3 100 nM in Rana catesbeiana tadpoles' tail tips, in vitro...
  3. Nakagawa H, Hongjian K. Collision-sensitive neurons in the optic tectum of the bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana. J Neurophysiol. 2010;104:2487-99 pubmed publisher
    ..This strongly suggests that the collision-sensitive neurons of the frog comprise a threshold detector, which triggers collision avoidance behavior...
  4. Rahman F, Yamauchi K. Characterization of iodothyronine sulfotransferase activity in the cytosol of Rana catesbeiana tadpole tissues. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2010;166:396-403 pubmed publisher
    We have investigated the sulfation of thyroid hormones (THs) in the cytosol from Rana catesbeiana tadpole tissues...
  5. Sasso Cerri E, Cerri P, Freymuller E, Miraglia S. Apoptosis during the seasonal spermatogenic cycle of Rana catesbeiana. J Anat. 2006;209:21-9 pubmed
    In the bullfrog Rana catesbeiana, testicular weight is constant throughout the year, but the volume densities of germinative and interstitial compartments undergo inverse changes from winter (non-breeding) to summer (breeding)...
  6. Yamamoto K, Nakata M, Nakagawa H. Input and output characteristics of collision avoidance behavior in the frog Rana catesbeiana. Brain Behav Evol. 2003;62:201-11 pubmed
    ..07, F(2,14) = 0.46 and F(2,14) = 0.70, respectively; at 4 m/s, F(2,15) = 0.50, F(2,14) = 0.68 and F(2,14) = 0.41, respectively, p > 0.05). Thus, frog collision avoidance behavior seems to have an all or none-like property...
  7. Ji L, Domanski D, Skirrow R, Helbing C. Genistein prevents thyroid hormone-dependent tail regression of Rana catesbeiana tadpoles by targetting protein kinase C and thyroid hormone receptor alpha. Dev Dyn. 2007;236:777-90 pubmed
    ..soy products and tyrosine kinase inhibitor) and the PKC inhibitor (H7) prevent T(3)-induced regression of the Rana catesbeiana tadpole tail...
  8. Hollis D, Goetz F, Roberts S, Boyd S. Acute neurosteroid modulation and subunit isolation of the gamma-aminobutyric acidA receptor in the bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana. J Mol Endocrinol. 2004;32:921-34 pubmed
    ..Thus, neurosteroid modulation of the GABA(A) receptor was investigated in the brain of the bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) using the mammalian GABA(A) receptor agonist [(3)H]muscimol...
  9. Hsu C, Pan Y, Liao Y, Wu S, Chen C. NMR and biophysical elucidation of structural effects on extra N-terminal methionine residue of recombinant amphibian RNases from Rana catesbeiana. J Biochem. 2010;148:209-15 pubmed publisher
    ..NMR techniques, and the results were compared with those of their authentic RNases extracted from oocytes of Rana catesbeiana. Although the overall structures of the recombinant and authentic proteins are almost identical, the extra N-..
  10. Veldhoen N, Skirrow R, Osachoff H, Wigmore H, Clapson D, Gunderson M, et al. The bactericidal agent triclosan modulates thyroid hormone-associated gene expression and disrupts postembryonic anuran development. Aquat Toxicol. 2006;80:217-27 pubmed
    ..induces changes in the thyroid hormone-mediated process of metamorphosis of the North American bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana and alters the expression profile of thyroid hormone receptor (TR) alpha and beta, basic transcription ..
  11. Rosemblit C, Pozzi A, Ceballos N. Relationship between steroidogenesis and spermiation in Rana catesbeiana and Leptodactylus ocellatus. J Comp Physiol B. 2006;176:559-66 pubmed
    ..system to analyse the role of steroid hormones in hCG-induced spermiation in two species of anuran amphibian: Rana catesbeiana and Leptodactylus ocellatus...
  12. Winmill R, Chen A, Hedrick M. Development of the respiratory response to hypoxia in the isolated brainstem of the bullfrog Rana catesbeiana. J Exp Biol. 2005;208:213-22 pubmed
    ..We hypothesize that the cessation of respiratory activity in post-metamorphic tadpoles and adults is an adaptive, energy-saving response to low oxygen...
  13. Dierkes K, Lindner B, Jülicher F. Enhancement of sensitivity gain and frequency tuning by coupling of active hair bundles. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008;105:18669-74 pubmed publisher
    ..We relate our findings to the situation in the bullfrog's sacculus and the mammalian cochlea...
  14. Simmons A, Horowitz S, Brown R. Cell proliferation in the forebrain and midbrain of the adult bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana. Brain Behav Evol. 2008;71:41-53 pubmed
    The distribution of proliferating cells in the midbrain, thalamus, and telencephalon of adult bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) was examined using immunohistochemistry for the thymidine analog 5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine (BrdU) and DNA dot-..
  15. Roongthumskul Y, Fredrickson Hemsing L, Kao A, Bozovic D. Multiple-timescale dynamics underlying spontaneous oscillations of saccular hair bundles. Biophys J. 2011;101:603-10 pubmed publisher
    ..We use numerical modeling to explore the effects of internal parameters on the oscillatory profiles, and to reproduce the experimental modulation induced by mechanical or ionic manipulation...
  16. Majji S, LaPatra S, Long S, Sample R, Bryan L, Sinning A, et al. Rana catesbeiana virus Z (RCV-Z): a novel pathogenic ranavirus. Dis Aquat Organ. 2006;73:1-11 pubmed
    A virus, designated Rana catesbeiana virus Z (RCV-Z), was isolated from the visceral tissue of moribund tadpoles of the North American bullfrog Rana catesbeiana...
  17. Shin J, Streijger F, Beynon A, Peters T, Gadzala L, McMillen D, et al. Hair bundles are specialized for ATP delivery via creatine kinase. Neuron. 2007;53:371-86 pubmed
    ..Consistent with this critical role in hair bundle function, the creatine kinase circuit is essential for high-sensitivity hearing as demonstrated by hearing loss in creatine kinase knockout mice...
  18. Tinevez J, Jülicher F, Martin P. Unifying the various incarnations of active hair-bundle motility by the vertebrate hair cell. Biophys J. 2007;93:4053-67 pubmed
  19. Hedrick M, Chen A, Jessop K. Nitric oxide changes its role as a modulator of respiratory motor activity during development in the bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana). Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2005;142:231-40 pubmed
    ..Isolated brainstem preparations from pre-metamorphic and late-stage post-metamorphic tadpoles (Rana catesbeiana) were used to determine the role of NO in modulating central respiratory neural activity...
  20. Hollis D, Boyd S. Distribution of GABA-like immunoreactive cell bodies in the brains of two amphibians, Rana catesbeiana and Xenopus laevis. Brain Behav Evol. 2005;65:127-42 pubmed
    ..We thus used immunocytochemistry to locate putative GABAergic cells in the brains of male bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) and South African clawed frogs (Xenopus laevis)...
  21. Strimbu C, Ramunno Johnson D, Fredrickson L, Arisaka K, Bozovic D. Correlated movement of hair bundles coupled to the otolithic membrane in the bullfrog sacculus. Hear Res. 2009;256:58-63 pubmed publisher
    ..We imaged significant portions of the saccular epithelium, up to 40 x 350 microm(2), and observed a high degree of correlation over those scales...
  22. Yamamoto T, Suzuki H, Uemura H, Yamamoto K, Kikuyama S. Localization of orexin-A-like immunoreactivity in prolactin cells in the bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) pituitary. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2004;135:186-92 pubmed
    ..techniques were employed to investigate the distribution of orexin-A-like immunoreactivity in the bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) pituitary. Orexin-A-immunoreactive cells were scattered throughout the pars distalis...
  23. Austin J, Dávila J, Lougheed S, Boag P. Genetic evidence for female-biased dispersal in the bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana (Ranidae). Mol Ecol. 2003;12:3165-72 pubmed
    ..We predicted female-biased dispersal in the bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) based on aspects of their mating system and tested this prediction using data from seven polymorphic DNA ..
  24. Liu X, Li Y. Aquaculture enclosures relate to the establishment of feral populations of introduced species. PLoS ONE. 2009;4:e6199 pubmed publisher
    ..Our findings are the first to quantify the importance of improving farming enclosures to control and minimize the risk from introduced species...
  25. Zhang D, Piazza V, Perrin B, Rzadzinska A, Poczatek J, Wang M, et al. Multi-isotope imaging mass spectrometry reveals slow protein turnover in hair-cell stereocilia. Nature. 2012;481:520-4 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, rapid turnover in stereocilia occurs only at the tips and not by a treadmilling process...
  26. Nakano M, Minagawa A, Hasunuma I, Okada R, Tonon M, Vaudry H, et al. D2 Dopamine receptor subtype mediates the inhibitory effect of dopamine on TRH-induced prolactin release from the bullfrog pituitary. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2010;168:287-92 pubmed publisher
    ..Distal lobes of the bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) were perifused and the amount of PRL released in the effluent medium was measured by means of a homologous ..
  27. Gunderson M, Veldhoen N, Skirrow R, Macnab M, Ding W, Van Aggelen G, et al. Effect of low dose exposure to the herbicide atrazine and its metabolite on cytochrome P450 aromatase and steroidogenic factor-1 mRNA levels in the brain of premetamorphic bullfrog tadpoles (Rana catesbeiana). Aquat Toxicol. 2011;102:31-8 pubmed publisher
    ..In the present study, we cloned and characterized partial sequences for bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) SF-1 and CYP19 and examined the effects of a 48h exposure to 1 and 100?g/l of the herbicide atrazine (ATZ) ..
  28. Asay M, Boyd S. Characterization of the binding of [3H]CGP54626 to GABAB receptors in the male bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana). Brain Res. 2006;1094:76-85 pubmed
    ..to determine the pharmacology of putative receptors in the brain of an anuran amphibian, the male bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana)...
  29. Skirrow R, Helbing C. Decreased cyclin-dependent kinase activity promotes thyroid hormone-dependent tail regression in Rana catesbeiana. Cell Tissue Res. 2007;328:281-9 pubmed
    ..Coincubation with PD098059, a MAPK inhibitor, has no effect. Thus, T(3)-dependent tail regression does not require MAPKs, but a decrease in Cdk2 activity promotes tail regression...
  30. Keen E, Hudspeth A. Transfer characteristics of the hair cell's afferent synapse. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006;103:5537-42 pubmed
    ..This result implies that, for receptor potentials in the physiological range, the hair cell's synapse transmits information with high fidelity...
  31. Yiming L, Zhengjun W, Duncan R. Why islands are easier to invade: human influences on bullfrog invasion in the Zhoushan archipelago and neighboring mainland China. Oecologia. 2006;148:129-36 pubmed
    ..We compared invasion success (the probability of establishing a wild reproducing population) for bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) introduced to enclosures on 26 farms on islands in the Zhoushan archipelago and 15 farms in neighboring ..
  32. Ishida Y, Suzuki K, Utoh R, Obara M, Yoshizato K. Molecular identification of the skin transformation center of anuran larval skin using genes of Rana adult keratin (RAK) and SPARC as probes. Dev Growth Differ. 2003;45:515-26 pubmed
    ..This suggestion was tested by investigating the effect of SPARC on cultured larval basal cells. We observed that SPARC suppressed the expression of rak, but not rlk...
  33. Cheung E, Corey D. Ca2+ changes the force sensitivity of the hair-cell transduction channel. Biophys J. 2006;90:124-39 pubmed
    ..In addition, we characterized a faster, voltage-dependent "flick", which requires intact tip links but not current through transduction channels...
  34. Pryor G, Bjorndal K. Symbiotic fermentation, digesta passage, and gastrointestinal morphology in bullfrog tadpoles (Rana catesbeiana). Physiol Biochem Zool. 2005;78:201-15 pubmed
    ..to compare gut structure and inhabitants, digesta passage, and microbial fermentation in bullfrog tadpoles (Rana catesbeiana) to those in other herbivores...
  35. Bérubé V, Boily M, DeBlois C, Dassylva N, Spear P. Plasma retinoid profile in bullfrogs, Rana catesbeiana, in relation to agricultural intensity of sub-watersheds in the Yamaska River drainage basin, Québec, Canada. Aquat Toxicol. 2005;71:109-20 pubmed
    ..homeostasis is influenced by agricultural activities, blood samples were collected from adult bullfrogs, Rana catesbeiana, at each of six sub-watersheds chosen to represent a gradient of agricultural intensity within the Yamaska ..
  36. Strimbu C, Kao A, Tokuda J, Ramunno Johnson D, Bozovic D. Dynamic state and evoked motility in coupled hair bundles of the bullfrog sacculus. Hear Res. 2010;265:38-45 pubmed publisher
    ..In both of these systems, hair bundle motion phase-locked by the electrical signal was found to induce movement in the overlying structures...
  37. Yamauchi K, Sai G. Characterization of plasma triiodophenol binding proteins in vertebrates and tissue distribution of triiodophenol in Rana catesbeiana tadpoles. Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol. 2011;153:328-35 pubmed publisher
    ..thyroid hormone disrupting chemical, with serum proteins from rainbow trout (Onchorhynchus mykiss), bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana), chicken (Gallus gallus), pig (Sus scrofa domesticus), and rat (Rattus norvegicus) using a [(125)I]TIP ..
  38. Li G, Keen E, Andor Ardó D, Hudspeth A, von Gersdorff H. The unitary event underlying multiquantal EPSCs at a hair cell's ribbon synapse. J Neurosci. 2009;29:7558-68 pubmed publisher
    ..We propose that the large EPSCs reflect the highly synchronized release of multiple vesicles at single presynaptic ribbon-type active zones through a compound or coordinated vesicle fusion mechanism...
  39. Kilgore K, Bhadra N. Nerve conduction block utilising high-frequency alternating current. Med Biol Eng Comput. 2004;42:394-406 pubmed
    ..The results of this study demonstrated that high-frequency AC can be used to produce a fast-acting, and quickly reversible nerve conduction block that may have multiple applications in the treatment of unwanted neural activity...
  40. Fournier S, Allard M, Roussin S, Kinkead R. Developmental changes in central O2 chemoreflex in Rana catesbeiana: the role of noradrenergic modulation. J Exp Biol. 2007;210:3015-26 pubmed
    The in vitro brainstem preparation from Rana catesbeiana shows a functional central O(2) chemoreflex. Acute brainstem exposure to hypoxic superfusate elicits lung burst frequency responses that change over the course of development...
  41. Garner T, Perkins M, Govindarajulu P, Seglie D, Walker S, Cunningham A, et al. The emerging amphibian pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis globally infects introduced populations of the North American bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana. Biol Lett. 2006;2:455-9 pubmed
    ..Here, we show that introduced North American bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) consistently carry this emerging pathogenic fungus...
  42. Hedrick M, Morales R. Nitric oxide as a modulator of central respiratory rhythm in the isolated brainstem of the bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana). Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 1999;124:243-51 pubmed
    ..neural activity were investigated using an in vitro brainstem preparation from North American bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana)...
  43. Purgue A, Narins P. A model for energy flow in the inner ear of the bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana). J Comp Physiol A. 2000;186:489-95 pubmed
    ..Our model explains the main features of the empirical data obtained from direct measurement of the amphibian papilla and basilar papilla contact membranes reported in an accompanying paper (this issue)...
  44. Chivers D, Wildy E, Kiesecker J, Blaustein A. Avoidance response of juvenile Pacific treefrogs to chemical cues of introduced predatory bullfrogs. J Chem Ecol. 2001;27:1667-76 pubmed
    Bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana), native to eastern North America, were introduced into Oregon in the 1930's. Bullfrogs are highly efficient predators that are known to eat a variety of prey including other amphibians...
  45. Hetherington T. Biomechanics of vibration reception in the bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana. J Comp Physiol A. 1988;163:43-52 pubmed
    ..The role of the OPS in reception of vibrations was examined in bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) tested in various postures that manipulated differential motion between the shoulder girdle (the origin of ..
  46. Gale J, Meyers J, Periasamy A, Corwin J. Survival of bundleless hair cells and subsequent bundle replacement in the bullfrog's saccule. J Neurobiol. 2002;50:81-92 pubmed
    ..The results indicate that sensory hair cells can undergo intracellular self-repair in the absence of mitosis, offering new possibilities for functional hair cell recovery and an explanation for non-proliferative recovery...
  47. Ogawa Y, Murayama T, Kurebayashi N. Ryanodine receptor isoforms of non-Mammalian skeletal muscle. Front Biosci. 2002;7:d1184-94 pubmed
    ..Taking these findings into consideration, we conclude that CICR is too slow to explain the physiological Ca2+ release on depolarization...
  48. Arshavsky VYu -, Gray Keller M, Bownds M. cGMP suppresses GTPase activity of a portion of transducin equimolar to phosphodiesterase in frog rod outer segments. Light-induced cGMP decreases as a putative feedback mechanism of the photoresponse. J Biol Chem. 1991;266:18530-7 pubmed
  49. Bee M. Habituation and sensitization of aggression in bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana): testing the dual-process theory of habituation. J Comp Psychol. 2001;115:307-16 pubmed
    The aggressive response of male bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) habituates with repeated broadcasts of acoustic stimuli simulating a new territorial neighbor...
  50. Martin P, Hudspeth A, Jülicher F. Comparison of a hair bundle's spontaneous oscillations with its response to mechanical stimulation reveals the underlying active process. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001;98:14380-5 pubmed
    ..This behavior, which is not generic for active oscillators, can be accommodated by a simple model that characterizes quantitatively the fluctuations of the spontaneous movements as well as the hair bundle's linear response function...
  51. Akita T, Kuba K. Functional triads consisting of ryanodine receptors, Ca(2+) channels, and Ca(2+)-activated K(+) channels in bullfrog sympathetic neurons. Plastic modulation of action potential. J Gen Physiol. 2000;116:697-720 pubmed
    ..Thus, ryanodine receptors form a functional triad with N-type Ca(2+) channels and BK channels, and a loose coupling with SK channels in bullfrog sympathetic neurons, plastically modulating AP...
  52. Mason M, Narins P. Vibrometric studies of the middle ear of the bullfrog Rana catesbeiana II. The operculum. J Exp Biol. 2002;205:3167-76 pubmed
    ..An alternative or additional role for the opercularis system is proposed, involving the protection of the inner ear from high-amplitude displacements of the stapes footplate during breathing and vocalisation...
  53. Zhou J, Cribbs L, Yi J, Shirokov R, Perez Reyes E, Rios E. Molecular cloning and functional expression of a skeletal muscle dihydropyridine receptor from Rana catesbeiana. J Biol Chem. 1998;273:25503-9 pubmed
    ..and Tanabe, T. (1997) J. Gen. Physiol. 110, 379-389). This molecule constitutes a new tool for studies of excitation-contraction coupling, gating, modulation, and gene expression...