lampreys

Summary

Summary: Common name for the only family (Petromyzontidae) of eellike fish in the order Petromyzontiformes. They are jawless but have a sucking mouth with horny teeth.

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  1. Thompson R, Menard A, Pombal M, Grillner S. Forebrain dopamine depletion impairs motor behavior in lamprey. Eur J Neurosci. 2008;27:1452-60 pubmed publisher
    ..Twenty-four and 48 h after MPTP injection, lampreys demonstrated marked reductions in spontaneous swimming and the duration of each swimming episode...
  2. Han B, Herrin B, Cooper M, Wilson I. Antigen recognition by variable lymphocyte receptors. Science. 2008;321:1834-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The concave surface assembled from the most highly variable regions of the LRRs, along with diversity in the sequence and length of the highly variable insert, can account for the recognition of diverse antigens by VLRs...
  3. Takahashi A, Nakata O, Moriyama S, Nozaki M, Joss J, Sower S, et al. Occurrence of two functionally distinct proopiomelanocortin genes in all modern lampreys. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2006;148:72-8 pubmed
    The lampreys (family Petromyzontidae) are divided into three subfamilies, the Petromyzontinae in the Northern Hemisphere and the Geotriinae and Mordaciinae in the Southern Hemisphere...
  4. Tsutsui S, Nakamura O, Watanabe T. Lamprey (Lethenteron japonicum) IL-17 upregulated by LPS-stimulation in the skin cells. Immunogenetics. 2007;59:873-82 pubmed
    ..These results suggest that LampIL-17 is responsible for defense against bacterial infections in the lamprey skin...
  5. Grillner S, Wallén P, Saitoh K, Kozlov A, Robertson B. Neural bases of goal-directed locomotion in vertebrates--an overview. Brain Res Rev. 2008;57:2-12 pubmed
  6. Baker M, Chandsawangbhuwana C. Motif analysis of amphioxus, lamprey and invertebrate estrogen receptors: toward a better understanding of estrogen receptor evolution. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2008;371:724-8 pubmed publisher
    ..This suggests unusual ligand recognition in amphioxus ER...
  7. Robertson B, Auclair F, Menard A, Grillner S, Dubuc R. GABA distribution in lamprey is phylogenetically conserved. J Comp Neurol. 2007;503:47-63 pubmed
    ..of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) has been well described in most classes of vertebrates but not in adult lampreys. The question if the GABA distribution is similar throughout the vertebrate subphylum is therefore still to be ..
  8. Sun J, Wu Y, Wang J, Ma F, Liu X, Li Q. Novel translationally controlled tumor protein homologue in the buccal gland secretion of Lampetra japonica. Biochimie. 2008;90:1760-8 pubmed publisher
    ..These may indicate a potential role of TCTP in the inflammatory process and immune regulation between L. japonica and host...
  9. Near T. Conflict and resolution between phylogenies inferred from molecular and phenotypic data sets for hagfish, lampreys, and gnathostomes. J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol. 2009;312:749-61 pubmed publisher
    ..is the disagreement between phenotypic and molecular inferences regarding the relationships among hagfishes, lampreys, and gnathostomes...

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  1. Guo P, Hirano M, Herrin B, Li J, Yu C, Sadlonova A, et al. Dual nature of the adaptive immune system in lampreys. Nature. 2009;459:796-801 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we show that in sea lampreys (Petromyzon marinus) VLRA and VLRB anticipatory receptors are expressed by separate lymphocyte populations by ..
  2. Osugi T, Daukss D, Gazda K, Ubuka T, Kosugi T, Nozaki M, et al. Evolutionary origin of the structure and function of gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone: insights from lampreys. Endocrinology. 2012;153:2362-74 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that one ancestral function of LPXRFamide peptides may be stimulatory compared with the inhibitory function seen in later-evolved vertebrates (birds and mammals)...
  3. McMillen T, Holmes P. An elastic rod model for anguilliform swimming. J Math Biol. 2006;53:843-86 pubmed
  4. Alder M, Rogozin I, Iyer L, Glazko G, Cooper M, Pancer Z. Diversity and function of adaptive immune receptors in a jawless vertebrate. Science. 2005;310:1970-3 pubmed
    ..These findings reveal that two strikingly different modes of antigen recognition through rearranged lymphocyte receptors have evolved in the jawless and jawed vertebrates...
  5. Gess R, Coates M, Rubidge B. A lamprey from the Devonian period of South Africa. Nature. 2006;443:981-4 pubmed
    b>Lampreys are the most scientifically accessible of the remaining jawless vertebrates, but their evolutionary history is obscure...
  6. Villar Cerviño V, Barreiro Iglesias A, Anadón R, Rodicio M. Distribution of glycine immunoreactivity in the brain of adult sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus). Comparison with gamma-aminobutyric acid. J Comp Neurol. 2008;507:1441-63 pubmed publisher
    The distribution of glycinergic cells in the brain of nonmammalian vertebrates is still unknown. Lampreys are the most primitive extant vertebrates, and they may provide important data on the phylogeny of this system...
  7. Osorio J, Retaux S. The lamprey in evolutionary studies. Dev Genes Evol. 2008;218:221-35 pubmed publisher
    b>Lampreys are a key species to study the evolution of morphological characters at the dawn of Craniates and throughout the evolution of the craniate's phylum...
  8. Barreiro Iglesias A, Anadón R, Rodicio M. The gustatory system of lampreys. Brain Behav Evol. 2010;75:241-50 pubmed publisher
    The present is a review of the gustatory system of lampreys, which are representative of the earliest vertebrates. They are the oldest extant vertebrates that possess taste buds...
  9. Nishiguchi Y. Evolutionary implications of lactate dehydrogenases (LDHs) of hagfishes compared to lampreys: LDH cDNA sequences from Eptatretus burgeri, Paramyxine atami and Eptatretus okinoseanus. Zoolog Sci. 2008;25:475-9 pubmed publisher
    ..A phylogenic tree shows that hagfishes diverged just after lampreys. The deduced amino acid sequences showed ten regions common to all vertebrate LDHs examined, i.e...
  10. Li T, Yang Y, Canessa C. Two residues in the extracellular domain convert a nonfunctional ASIC1 into a proton-activated channel. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2010;299:C66-73 pubmed publisher
  11. Ito N, Mita M, Takahashi Y, Matsushima A, Watanabe Y, Hirano S, et al. Novel cysteine-rich secretory protein in the buccal gland secretion of the parasitic lamprey, Lethenteron japonicum. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2007;358:35-40 pubmed
    b>Lampreys are one of the most primitive vertebrates diverged some 500 million years ago. It has long been known that parasitic lampreys secrete anticoagulant from their buccal glands and prevent blood coagulation of host fishes...
  12. Kuraku S, Meyer A, Kuratani S. Timing of genome duplications relative to the origin of the vertebrates: did cyclostomes diverge before or after?. Mol Biol Evol. 2009;26:47-59 pubmed publisher
    ..During this interval, diverse agnathans (jawless fishes), including cyclostomes (hagfishes and lampreys), diverged...
  13. Pombal M, Megias M, Bardet S, Puelles L. New and old thoughts on the segmental organization of the forebrain in lampreys. Brain Behav Evol. 2009;74:7-19 pubmed publisher
    Ten years ago, we published the first detailed prosomeric map of the forebrain in lampreys. In the interim, the prosomeric model has been modified and simplified to better explain numerous data on the expression patterns of regulatory ..
  14. McEwen G, Goode D, Parker H, Woolfe A, Callaway H, Elgar G. Early evolution of conserved regulatory sequences associated with development in vertebrates. PLoS Genet. 2009;5:e1000762 pubmed publisher
  15. Richardson M, Admiraal J, Wright G. Developmental anatomy of lampreys. Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc. 2010;85:1-33 pubmed publisher
    b>Lampreys are a group of aquatic chordates whose relationships to hagfishes and jawed vertebrates are still debated. Lamprey embryology is of interest to evolutionary biologists because it may shed light on vertebrate origins...
  16. Mahmood R, Restrepo C, El Manira A. Transmitter phenotypes of commissural interneurons in the lamprey spinal cord. Neuroscience. 2009;164:1057-67 pubmed publisher
    ..The difference in the proportion of inhibitory and excitatory C-INs represents an anatomical substrate that can ensure the predominance of alternating activity during locomotion...
  17. Savini V, Catavitello C, Bianco A, Balbinot A, D Antonio D. Epidemiology, pathogenicity and emerging resistances in Staphylococcus pasteuri: from mammals and lampreys, to man. Recent Pat Antiinfect Drug Discov. 2009;4:123-9 pubmed
    ..Also, authors will discuss some essential patents related to the topic reviewed...
  18. Osorio J, Mazan S, Retaux S. Organisation of the lamprey (Lampetra fluviatilis) embryonic brain: insights from LIM-homeodomain, Pax and hedgehog genes. Dev Biol. 2005;288:100-12 pubmed
    ..They also suggest that Hh/Shh midline signalling might act as a driving force for forebrain evolution...
  19. Bryan M, Young B, Close D, Semeyn J, Robinson T, Bayer J, et al. Comparison of synthesis of 15 alpha-hydroxylated steroids in males of four North American lamprey species. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2006;146:149-56 pubmed
    ..15 alpha-T) and 15 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone (15 alpha-P) are produced in vitro and in vivo in adult male sea lampreys (Petromyzon marinus), and that circulatory levels increase in response to injections with gonadotropin-releasing ..
  20. Amemiya C, Saha N, Zapata A. Evolution and development of immunological structures in the lamprey. Curr Opin Immunol. 2007;19:535-41 pubmed
    ..to generate receptor diversity and the subsequent implementation of this diversity in the immune system of lampreys have generated considerable interest as well as new avenues for investigation...
  21. Xiao R, Li Q, Perrett S, He R. Characterisation of the fibrinogenolytic properties of the buccal gland secretion from Lampetra japonica. Biochimie. 2007;89:383-92 pubmed
    ..Furthermore, the secretion showed cytolytic properties towards human SH-SY5Y and HeLa cells in culture, and lamphredin at a 50-fold dilution induced cell death...
  22. Kim H, Oh S, Lim K, Kasamatsu J, Heo J, Park B, et al. Structural diversity of the hagfish variable lymphocyte receptors. J Biol Chem. 2007;282:6726-32 pubmed
  23. Lada A, Dhar A, Boissy R, Hirano M, Rubel A, Rogozin I, et al. AID/APOBEC cytosine deaminase induces genome-wide kataegis. Biol Direct. 2012;7:47; discussion 47 pubmed publisher
    ..Our data provide evidence that unleashed cytosine deaminase activity is an evolutionary conserved, prominent source of genome-wide kataegis events...
  24. Dubuc R, Brocard F, Antri M, Fenelon K, Gariépy J, Smetana R, et al. Initiation of locomotion in lampreys. Brain Res Rev. 2008;57:172-82 pubmed
    ..circuitry underlying the generation of basic locomotor synergies has been described in substantial detail in lampreys and the cellular mechanisms have been identified...
  25. Wang D, Grillner S, Wallén P. 5-HT and dopamine modulates CaV1.3 calcium channels involved in postinhibitory rebound in the spinal network for locomotion in lamprey. J Neurophysiol. 2011;105:1212-24 pubmed publisher
    ..3 and Ca(V)3 subtypes of LVA calcium channels together underlie the PIR response. 5-HT and dopamine both target PIR via Ca(V)1.3 channels, which may contribute significantly to their modulatory influence on locomotor network activity...
  26. Ericsson J, Robertson B, Wikström M. A lamprey striatal brain slice preparation for patch-clamp recordings. J Neurosci Methods. 2007;165:251-6 pubmed
    ..The method can be adapted to produce similar slice preparations from other areas of the lamprey brain...
  27. Ishii A, Matsuo A, Sawa H, Tsujita T, Shida K, Matsumoto M, et al. Lamprey TLRs with properties distinct from those of the variable lymphocyte receptors. J Immunol. 2007;178:397-406 pubmed
    ..Thus, the jawless vertebrate lamprey possesses two LRR-based recognition systems, the variable lymphocyte receptor and TLR, and the M-type TLRs are conserved across humans, fish, and lampreys.
  28. Nagawa F, Kishishita N, Shimizu K, Hirose S, Miyoshi M, Nezu J, et al. Antigen-receptor genes of the agnathan lamprey are assembled by a process involving copy choice. Nat Immunol. 2007;8:206-13 pubmed
    ..Thus, a vast repertoire of recombinant VLR genes could be generated not only by copying of various LRR segments in diverse combinations but also by the use of multiple sites in an LRR gene segment for priming...
  29. Kuraku S, Kuratani S. Time scale for cyclostome evolution inferred with a phylogenetic diagnosis of hagfish and lamprey cDNA sequences. Zoolog Sci. 2006;23:1053-64 pubmed
    The Cyclostomata consists of the two orders Myxiniformes (hagfishes) and Petromyzoniformes (lampreys), and its monophyly has been unequivocally supported by recent molecular phylogenetic studies...
  30. Sower S, Freamat M, Kavanaugh S. The origins of the vertebrate hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) and hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) endocrine systems: new insights from lampreys. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2009;161:20-9 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Lampreys as basal vertebrates are the earliest evolved vertebrates for which there are demonstrated functional roles for ..
  31. Guerin A, d Aubenton Carafa Y, Marrakchi E, Da Silva C, Wincker P, Mazan S, et al. Neurodevelopment genes in lampreys reveal trends for forebrain evolution in craniates. PLoS ONE. 2009;4:e5374 pubmed publisher
    ..Analyses conducted in lampreys are essential to gain insight into the broad ancestral characteristics of the forebrain at the dawn of ..
  32. Heimberg A, Cowper Sal lari R, Semon M, Donoghue P, Peterson K. microRNAs reveal the interrelationships of hagfish, lampreys, and gnathostomes and the nature of the ancestral vertebrate. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010;107:19379-83 pubmed publisher
    Hagfish and lampreys are the only living representatives of the jawless vertebrates (agnathans), and compared with jawed vertebrates (gnathostomes), they provide insight into the embryology, genomics, and body plan of the ancestral ..
  33. Janvier P. Palaeontology: modern look for ancient lamprey. Nature. 2006;443:921-4 pubmed
  34. Kawano Yamashita E, Terakita A, Koyanagi M, Shichida Y, Oishi T, Tamotsu S. Immunohistochemical characterization of a parapinopsin-containing photoreceptor cell involved in the ultraviolet/green discrimination in the pineal organ of the river lamprey Lethenteron japonicum. J Exp Biol. 2007;210:3821-9 pubmed
  35. McCauley D. SoxE, Type II collagen, and evolution of the chondrogenic neural crest. Zoolog Sci. 2008;25:982-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Lack of cellular co-expression of SoxE genes with Col2a1 suggests additional steps might have been required for direct regulation of Col2a1 by Sox9 in jawed vertebrates...
  36. Davies W, Collin S, Hunt D. Adaptive gene loss reflects differences in the visual ecology of basal vertebrates. Mol Biol Evol. 2009;26:1803-9 pubmed publisher
    The agnathans (lampreys and hagfishes) are representatives of the jawless fishes and constitute the first lineage of extant vertebrates to evolve within chordate phylogenetic history...
  37. Rogozin I, Iyer L, Liang L, Glazko G, Liston V, Pavlov Y, et al. Evolution and diversification of lamprey antigen receptors: evidence for involvement of an AID-APOBEC family cytosine deaminase. Nat Immunol. 2007;8:647-56 pubmed
    ..Vertebrate acquired immunity could have therefore originated from lymphocyte receptor diversification by an ancestral AID-like DNA cytosine deaminase...
  38. Sauka Spengler T, Meulemans D, Jones M, Bronner Fraser M. Ancient evolutionary origin of the neural crest gene regulatory network. Dev Cell. 2007;13:405-20 pubmed
    ..By testing the collective expression and function of neural crest genes in a single, basal vertebrate, we reveal the ground state of the NC-GRN and resolve ambiguities between model organisms...
  39. Mentel T, Cangiano L, Grillner S, Buschges A. Neuronal substrates for state-dependent changes in coordination between motoneuron pools during fictive locomotion in the lamprey spinal cord. J Neurosci. 2008;28:868-79 pubmed publisher
    ..The spinal organization thus also provides circuitry for different patterns of coordination, i.e., alternation or coactivation of the two pools of motoneurons, which may subserve different forms of locomotor behavior...
  40. Stephenson Jones M, Samuelsson E, Ericsson J, Robertson B, Grillner S. Evolutionary conservation of the basal ganglia as a common vertebrate mechanism for action selection. Curr Biol. 2011;21:1081-91 pubmed publisher
  41. Ericsson J, Silberberg G, Robertson B, Wikström M, Grillner S. Striatal cellular properties conserved from lampreys to mammals. J Physiol. 2011;589:2979-92 pubmed publisher
    ..This is a cellular property of critical importance for the operations of the striatum in mammals...
  42. Pancer Z, Mariuzza R. The oldest antibodies newly discovered. Nat Biotechnol. 2008;26:402-3 pubmed publisher
  43. Västermark Å, Schioth H. The early origin of melanocortin receptors, agouti-related peptide, agouti signalling peptide, and melanocortin receptor-accessory proteins, with emphasis on pufferfishes, elephant shark, lampreys, and amphioxus. Eur J Pharmacol. 2011;660:61-9 pubmed publisher
    ..rubripes) has both genes. This study shows that the most ancient presence of these melanocortin-related sequences is found in elephant shark and lampreys considering the current available sequence data.
  44. Barreiro Iglesias A, Anadon R, Rodicio M. New insights on the neuropeptide Y system in the larval lamprey brain: neuropeptide Y immunoreactive neurons, descending spinal projections and comparison with tyrosine hydroxylase and GABA immunoreactivities. Neuroscience. 2010;167:396-413 pubmed publisher
    b>Lampreys are useful models for studying the evolution of the nervous system of vertebrates...
  45. Hammond K, Whitfield T. The developing lamprey ear closely resembles the zebrafish otic vesicle: otx1 expression can account for all major patterning differences. Development. 2006;133:1347-57 pubmed
    ..It is likely, therefore, that the last common ancestor of lampreys and gnathostomes already had well-defined otic anteroposterior asymmetries...
  46. Osorio J, Megias M, Pombal M, Retaux S. Dynamic expression of the LIM-homeodomain gene Lhx15 through larval brain development of the sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus). Gene Expr Patterns. 2006;6:873-8 pubmed
    ..Furthermore, we provide evidence for the evolutionary conservation of the expression of this gene in the spinal cord, notochord and urogenital system...
  47. Shifman M, Zhang G, Selzer M. Delayed death of identified reticulospinal neurons after spinal cord injury in lampreys. J Comp Neurol. 2008;510:269-82 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Lampreys recover from complete spinal transection, but only about half of the severed spinal-projecting axons regenerate ..
  48. Ohtani K, Yao T, Kobayashi M, Kusakabe R, Kuratani S, Wada H. Expression of Sox and fibrillar collagen genes in lamprey larval chondrogenesis with implications for the evolution of vertebrate cartilage. J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol. 2008;310:596-607 pubmed publisher
    b>Lampreys possess unique types of cartilage in which elastin-like proteins are the dominant matrix component, whereas gnathostome cartilage is mainly composed of fibrillar collagen...
  49. Huss M, Lansner A, Wallén P, El Manira A, Grillner S, Kotaleski J. Roles of ionic currents in lamprey CpG neurons: a modeling study. J Neurophysiol. 2007;97:2696-711 pubmed
    ..In particular, the balance between the simulated slow sodium-dependent and calcium-dependent potassium currents has been explored, as well as the possible involvement of dendritic conductances...
  50. Villar Cheda B, Perez Costas E, Melendez Ferro M, Abalo X, Rodríguez Muñoz R, Anadón R, et al. Cell proliferation in the forebrain and midbrain of the sea lamprey. J Comp Neurol. 2006;494:986-1006 pubmed
    ..characteristics of the proliferative regions revealed in lamprey with PCNA immunocytochemistry show notable differences from those observed in other vertebrates, and these differences may be related to the peculiar life cycle of lampreys.
  51. Villar Cheda B, Abalo X, Anadón R, Rodicio M. Calbindin and calretinin immunoreactivity in the retina of adult and larval sea lamprey. Brain Res. 2006;1068:118-30 pubmed
    ..In the differentiated central retina of larval lampreys, numerous calretinin immunoreactive bipolar and ganglion cells were observed, while, in the lateral retina, only ..
  52. Gustafsson O, Collin S, Kröger R. Early evolution of multifocal optics for well-focused colour vision in vertebrates. J Exp Biol. 2008;211:1559-64 pubmed publisher
    Jawless fishes (Agnatha; lampreys and hagfishes) most closely resemble the earliest stage in vertebrate evolution and lamprey-like animals already existed in the Lower Cambrian [about 540 million years ago (MYA)]...
  53. Tytell E, Cohen A. Rostral versus caudal differences in mechanical entrainment of the lamprey central pattern generator for locomotion. J Neurophysiol. 2008;99:2408-19 pubmed publisher
    ..Stimuli at caudal segments, in contrast, entrained segments at the end of stretch and the beginning of shortening, approximately the same phase as in vivo data...