monodelphis

Summary

Summary: A genus of short-tailed OPOSSUMS in the family Didelphidae found in South American, chiefly Brazil. They are opossums least well-adapted to arboreal life.

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  1. Lammers A, Biknevicius A. The biodynamics of arboreal locomotion: the effects of substrate diameter on locomotor kinetics in the gray short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica). J Exp Biol. 2004;207:4325-36 pubmed
    Effects of substrate diameter on locomotor biodynamics were studied in the gray short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica)...
  2. Mladinic M, Wintzer M, Del Bel E, Casseler C, Lazarevic D, Crovella S, et al. Differential expression of genes at stages when regeneration can and cannot occur after injury to immature mammalian spinal cord. Cell Mol Neurobiol. 2005;25:407-26 pubmed
    ..Opossum spinal cords in vitro provide a reliable and rapid assay for axon outgrowth and synapse formation...
  3. Kitchener P, Hutton E, Knott G. Primary sensory afferent innervation of the developing superficial dorsal horn in the South American opossum Monodelphis domestica. J Comp Neurol. 2006;495:37-52 pubmed
    ..of the primary sensory innervation of the superficial dorsal horn (SDH) was studied in postnatal opossums Monodelphis domestica by using DiI labelling of primary afferents and with GSA-IB(4) lectin binding and calcitonin gene-..
  4. Gouin N, Deakin J, Miska K, Miller R, Kammerer C, Graves J, et al. Linkage mapping and physical localization of the major histocompatibility complex region of the marsupial Monodelphis domestica. Cytogenet Genome Res. 2006;112:277-85 pubmed publisher
    ..localization of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) of a marsupial, the gray, short-tailed opossum Monodelphis domestica. Family based linkage analyses of two M...
  5. Lammers A, Earls K, Biknevicius A. Locomotor kinetics and kinematics on inclines and declines in the gray short-tailed opossum Monodelphis domestica. J Exp Biol. 2006;209:4154-66 pubmed
    ..To this end, we trained gray short-tailed opossums (Monodelphis domestica) to move along level, 30 degrees inclined, and 30 degrees declined trackways instrumented with a ..
  6. Das R, Anderson N, Koran M, Weidman J, Mikkelsen T, Kamal M, et al. Convergent and divergent evolution of genomic imprinting in the marsupial Monodelphis domestica. BMC Genomics. 2012;13:394 pubmed publisher
    ..It is postulated to have evolved in placental mammals to modulate intrauterine resource allocation to the offspring. In this study, we determined the imprint status of metatherian orthologues of eutherian imprinted genes...
  7. Wang X, Parra Z, Miller R. A VpreB3 homologue in a marsupial, the gray short-tailed opossum, Monodelphis domestica. Immunogenetics. 2012;64:647-52 pubmed publisher
    A VpreB surrogate light (SL) chain was identified for the first time in a marsupial, the opossum Monodelphis domestica...
  8. Hornecker J, Samollow P, Robinson E, Vandeberg J, McCarrey J. Meiotic sex chromosome inactivation in the marsupial Monodelphis domestica. Genesis. 2007;45:696-708 pubmed
  9. Devor E, Samollow P. In vitro and in silico annotation of conserved and nonconserved microRNAs in the genome of the marsupial Monodelphis domestica. J Hered. 2008;99:66-72 pubmed
    The gray short-tailed opossum, Monodelphis domestica, is the world's most widely utilized marsupial model for biomedical research. Recent completion of the initial M...

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  1. Duncan L, Nair S, Deane E. Molecular characterisation and expression of CD4 in two distantly related marsupials: the gray short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica) and tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii). Mol Immunol. 2007;44:3641-52 pubmed publisher
    The gene and corresponding cDNA for CD4 in the gray short-tailed opossum, Monodelphis domestica, and the cDNA sequence for CD4 in the tammar wallaby, Macropus eugenii, have been characterised...
  2. Belov K, Sanderson C, Deakin J, Wong E, Assange D, McColl K, et al. Characterization of the opossum immune genome provides insights into the evolution of the mammalian immune system. Genome Res. 2007;17:982-91 pubmed
    ..first marsupial genome sequence has allowed us to characterize the immunome of the gray short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica)...
  3. Noor N, Møllgård K, Wheaton B, Steer D, Truettner J, Dziegielewska K, et al. Expression and cellular distribution of ubiquitin in response to injury in the developing spinal cord of Monodelphis domestica. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e62120 pubmed publisher
    ..ubiquitin expression and cellular distribution in spinal cord up to postnatal day P35 in control opossums (Monodelphis domestica) and in response to complete spinal transection (T10) at P7, when axonal growth through site of ..
  4. Grabiec M, Turlejski K, Djavadian R. The partial 5-HT1A receptor agonist buspirone enhances neurogenesis in the opossum (Monodelphis domestica). Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2009;19:431-9 pubmed publisher
    We demonstrate for the first time that neurogenesis in the adult Monodelphis opossum has a typical mammalian pattern and occurs only in the dentate gyrus (DG) and subventricular zone (SVZ) of the lateral ventricles...
  5. Mahadevaiah S, Royo H, Vandeberg J, McCarrey J, Mackay S, Turner J. Key features of the X inactivation process are conserved between marsupials and eutherians. Curr Biol. 2009;19:1478-84 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we characterize XCI in the male germline and female soma of the marsupial Monodelphis domestica...
  6. Lemieux M, Cabana T, Pflieger J. Distribution of the neuronal gap junction protein Connexin36 in the spinal cord enlargements of developing and adult opossums, Monodelphis domestica. Brain Behav Evol. 2010;75:23-32 pubmed publisher
    We use opossums Monodelphis domestica to study the development of mammalian motor systems. The immature forelimbs of the newborn perform rhythmic and alternating movements that are likely under spinal control...
  7. Cheung A, Kondo S, Abdel Mannan O, Chodroff R, Sirey T, Bluy L, et al. The subventricular zone is the developmental milestone of a 6-layered neocortex: comparisons in metatherian and eutherian mammals. Cereb Cortex. 2010;20:1071-81 pubmed publisher
    ..We found that adult South American gray short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica) and tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii) possess a significantly lower number of cerebral cortical ..
  8. Puzzolo E, Mallamaci A. Cortico-cerebral histogenesis in the opossum Monodelphis domestica: generation of a hexalaminar neocortex in the absence of a basal proliferative compartment. Neural Dev. 2010;5:8 pubmed publisher
    The metatherian Monodelphis domestica, commonly known as the South-American short-tailed opossum, is an appealing animal model for developmental studies on cortico-cerebral development...
  9. Wong P, Kaas J. An architectonic study of the neocortex of the short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica). Brain Behav Evol. 2009;73:206-28 pubmed publisher
    Short-tailed opossums (Monodelphis domestica) belong to the branch of marsupial mammals that diverged from eutherian mammals approximately 180 million years ago...
  10. Lavallée A, Pflieger J. Developmental expression of spontaneous activity in the spinal cord of postnatal opossums, Monodelphis domestica: an anatomical study. Brain Res. 2009;1282:1-9 pubmed publisher
    ..activity in the spinal enlargements of a marsupial born more immature than eutherian mammals, the opossum Monodelphis domestica...
  11. Samollow P, Gouin N, Miethke P, Mahaney S, Kenney M, Vandeberg J, et al. A microsatellite-based, physically anchored linkage map for the gray, short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica). Chromosome Res. 2007;15:269-81 pubmed
    The genome of the gray, short-tailed opossum, Monodelphis domestica, will be the first of any marsupial to be fully sequenced...
  12. Barthelemy D, Cabana T. Postnatal development of limb motor innervation in the opossum Monodelphis domestica: immunohistochemical localization of acetylcholine. Brain Res Dev Brain Res. 2005;155:87-98 pubmed
    The development of limb motor innervation was studied in the opossum Monodelphis domestica, a marsupial born with immature mobile forelimbs and immobile hindlimbs...
  13. Wheaton B, Noor N, Whish S, Truettner J, Dietrich W, Zhang M, et al. Weight-bearing locomotion in the developing opossum, Monodelphis domestica following spinal transection: remodeling of neuronal circuits caudal to lesion. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e71181 pubmed publisher
    ..This study investigates spinal injuries early in development using the marsupial opossum Monodelphis domestica whose young are born very immature, allowing access to developmental stages only accessible in utero ..
  14. Lane M, Truettner J, Brunschwig J, Gomez A, Bunge M, Dietrich W, et al. Age-related differences in the local cellular and molecular responses to injury in developing spinal cord of the opossum, Monodelphis domestica. Eur J Neurosci. 2007;25:1725-42 pubmed
    ..cords transected at postnatal day (P)7 or P14, from 3 h to 2 weeks post-injury, in South American opossums (Monodelphis domestica)...
  15. Baker M, Belov K, Miller R. Unusually similar patterns of antibody V segment diversity in distantly related marsupials. J Immunol. 2005;174:5665-71 pubmed
    ..Evidence for a limited pool of V(H) but diverse V(L) gene segments in a South American opossum, Monodelphis domestica, is consistent with this marsupial being an exception to the pattern. To determine whether M...
  16. Dooley J, Franca J, Seelke A, Cooke D, Krubitzer L. A connection to the past: Monodelphis domestica provides insight into the organization and connectivity of the brains of early mammals. J Comp Neurol. 2013;521:3877-97 pubmed publisher
    ..Our animal model, the gray short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica), is a marsupial that is proposed to represent this ancestral state more closely than most other ..
  17. Bazwinsky I, Hartig W, Rubsamen R. Characterization of cochlear nucleus principal cells of Meriones unguiculatus and Monodelphis domestica by use of calcium-binding protein immunolabeling. J Chem Neuroanat. 2008;35:158-74 pubmed
    ..of the cochlear nucleus (CN) of the Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus) and the gray short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica)...
  18. Parra Z, Baker M, Hathaway J, Lopez A, Trujillo J, Sharp A, et al. Comparative genomic analysis and evolution of the T cell receptor loci in the opossum Monodelphis domestica. BMC Genomics. 2008;9:111 pubmed publisher
    ..The availability of the first marsupial genome sequence allows investigation of these evolutionary relationships...
  19. Noor N, Steer D, Wheaton B, Ek C, Truettner J, Dietrich W, et al. Age-dependent changes in the proteome following complete spinal cord transection in a postnatal South American opossum (Monodelphis domestica). PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e27465 pubmed publisher
    ..Using laboratory opossums (Monodelphis domestica), the aim was to compare proteomic responses to injury at two ages: one when there is axonal growth ..
  20. Duncan L, Nair S, Deane E. The marsupial CD8 gene locus: molecular cloning and expression analysis of the alpha and beta sequences in the gray short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica) and the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii). Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2009;129:14-27 pubmed publisher
    ..This is the first report confirming the presence of CD8 in the tissues of a marsupial and will provide the tools to further analyse T cell subsets in this unique group of mammals...
  21. Zakharova I, Shevchenko A, Shilov A, Nesterova T, Vandeberg J, Zakian S. Histone H3 trimethylation at lysine 9 marks the inactive metaphase X chromosome in the marsupial Monodelphis domestica. Chromosoma. 2011;120:177-83 pubmed publisher
    ..the distribution of active and inactive chromatin markers on metaphase X chromosomes of an American marsupial, Monodelphis domestica...
  22. Liddelow S, Dziegielewska K, Ek C, Johansson P, Potter A, Saunders N. Cellular transfer of macromolecules across the developing choroid plexus of Monodelphis domestica. Eur J Neurosci. 2009;29:253-66 pubmed publisher
    ..Routes of transfer for endogenous and exogenous plasma proteins and dextrans were studied in Monodelphis domestica (opossum)...
  23. Pisula W, Turlejski K, Stryjek R, Nałecz Tolak A, Grabiec M, Djavadian R. Response to novelty in the laboratory Wistar rat, wild-captive WWCPS rat, and the gray short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica). Behav Processes. 2012;91:145-51 pubmed publisher
    Behavior of the laboratory gray short-tailed opossums (Monodelphis domestica), Warsaw Wild Captive Pisula Stryjek rats (WWCPS) and laboratory rats (Wistar) has been registered in the period of familiarization with a new environment and ..
  24. Wang X, Sharp A, Miller R. Early postnatal B cell ontogeny and antibody repertoire maturation in the opossum, Monodelphis domestica. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e45931 pubmed publisher
    ..B cell ontogeny and diversity was investigated in a model marsupial species, the gray short-tailed opossum, Monodelphis domestica...
  25. Gentles A, Wakefield M, Kohany O, Gu W, Batzer M, Pollock D, et al. Evolutionary dynamics of transposable elements in the short-tailed opossum Monodelphis domestica. Genome Res. 2007;17:992-1004 pubmed
    The genome of the gray short-tailed opossum Monodelphis domestica is notable for its large size ( approximately 3.6 Gb). We characterized nearly 500 families of interspersed repeats from the Monodelphis...
  26. Duke S, Samollow P, Mauceli E, Lindblad Toh K, Breen M. Integrated cytogenetic BAC map of the genome of the gray, short-tailed opossum, Monodelphis domestica. Chromosome Res. 2007;15:361-70 pubmed
    ..artificial chromosome (BAC) clones that served to anchor sequence scaffolds of the gray, short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica) to its karyotype, which enabled accurate integration of these regions into the genome assembly.
  27. Baker M, Miller R. Evolution of mammalian CD1: marsupial CD1 is not orthologous to the eutherian isoforms and is a pseudogene in the opossum Monodelphis domestica. Immunology. 2007;121:113-21 pubmed
    ..macrourus and a distantly related marsupial, the opossum Monodelphis domestica, which is currently the only marsupial species for which a whole genome sequence is available...
  28. Wang X, Miller R. Recombination, transcription, and diversity of a partially germline-joined VH in a mammal. Immunogenetics. 2012;64:713-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we demonstrate that VH3.1, a partially germline-joined VH gene in the opossum Monodelphis domestica, can undergo V(D)J recombination to generate productive IgH transcripts. VH3...
  29. Ek C, Dziegielewska K, Stolp H, Saunders N. Functional effectiveness of the blood-brain barrier to small water-soluble molecules in developing and adult opossum (Monodelphis domestica). J Comp Neurol. 2006;496:13-26 pubmed
    ..effectiveness of tight junctions in cortical vessels during development and adulthood of a marsupial opossum (Monodelphis domestica)...
  30. Wang X, Olp J, Miller R. On the genomics of immunoglobulins in the gray, short-tailed opossum Monodelphis domestica. Immunogenetics. 2009;61:581-96 pubmed publisher
    Annotated maps of the IGH, IGK, and IGL loci in the gray, short-tailed opossum Monodelphis domestica were generated from analyses of the available whole genome sequence for this species...
  31. Lawton B, Obergfell C, O Neill R, O Neill M. Physical mapping of the IGF2 locus in the South American opossum Monodelphis domestica. Cytogenet Genome Res. 2007;116:130-1 pubmed
    The South American opossum Monodelphis domestica has been a model organism for marsupials for many years and has recently been the subject of a large-scale genome sequencing effort that will provide the foundation for comparative studies ..
  32. Goodstadt L, Heger A, Webber C, Ponting C. An analysis of the gene complement of a marsupial, Monodelphis domestica: evolution of lineage-specific genes and giant chromosomes. Genome Res. 2007;17:969-81 pubmed
    The newly sequenced genome of Monodelphis domestica not only provides the out-group necessary to better understand our own eutherian lineage, but it enables insights into the innovative biology of metatherians...
  33. Parra Z, Baker M, Lopez A, Trujillo J, Volpe J, Miller R. TCR mu recombination and transcription relative to the conventional TCR during postnatal development in opossums. J Immunol. 2009;182:154-63 pubmed
    ..The results support that there may be differences in T cell subset development between marsupials and placental mammals...
  34. Wang X, Douglas K, Vandeberg J, Clark A, Samollow P. Chromosome-wide profiling of X-chromosome inactivation and epigenetic states in fetal brain and placenta of the opossum, Monodelphis domestica. Genome Res. 2014;24:70-83 pubmed publisher
    ..and histone modifications in fetal brain and extra-embryonic membranes in the gray, short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica)...
  35. Lainson R, Da Silva F, Franco C. Trypanosoma (Megatrypanum) saloboense n. sp. (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae) parasite of Monodelphis emiliae (Marsupiala: Didelphidae) from Amazonian Brazil. Parasite. 2008;15:99-103 pubmed
    Trypanosoma (Megatrypanum) soloboense n. sp., is described in the Brazilian opossum Monodelphis emiliae (Thomas, 1912) from primary forest in the Salobo area of the Serra dos Carajás (6 degrees S, 50 degrees 18' W) Pará State, North ..
  36. Djavadian R, Bisti S, Maccarone R, Bartkowska K, Turlejski K. Development and plasticity of the retina in the opossum Monodelphis domestica. Acta Neurobiol Exp (Wars). 2006;66:179-88 pubmed
    We investigated the rate of cell proliferation and death in the retina of the Monodelphis opossum during its postnatal development and the influence of early monocular enucleation on these processes...
  37. Grant R, Haidarliu S, Kennerley N, Prescott T. The evolution of active vibrissal sensing in mammals: evidence from vibrissal musculature and function in the marsupial opossum Monodelphis domestica. J Exp Biol. 2013;216:3483-94 pubmed publisher
    ..It is not known whether the vibrissae of early mammals moved in this way. The grey short-tailed opossum, Monodelphis domestica, is considered a useful species from the perspective of tracing the evolution of modern mammals...
  38. Diaz Delgado J, Coimbra A, Dos Santos Cirqueira C, Sanches T, Guerra J, De Oliveira A, et al. Parotid Salivary Gland Basal Cell Adenocarcinoma in a Big-eared Opossum (Didelphis aurita). J Comp Pathol. 2018;159:21-25 pubmed publisher
    ..Apart from the South American short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica) and the Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana), there is considerable lack of knowledge about the ..
  39. Mitchinson B, Grant R, Arkley K, Rankov V, Perkon I, Prescott T. Active vibrissal sensing in rodents and marsupials. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2011;366:3037-48 pubmed publisher
    ..previous evidence from rats, and present new data for rat, mouse and the marsupial grey short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica) showing that whisking in all three species is actively controlled both with respect to movement of ..
  40. Muotri A, Marchetto M, Coufal N, Gage F. The necessary junk: new functions for transposable elements. Hum Mol Genet. 2007;16 Spec No. 2:R159-67 pubmed
    ..In this short review, we collect a set of recent observations that point to a new appreciation of transposable elements as a source of genetic variation. ..
  41. Ramamurthy D, Krubitzer L. The evolution of whisker-mediated somatosensation in mammals: Sensory processing in barrelless S1 cortex of a marsupial, Monodelphis domestica. J Comp Neurol. 2016;524:3587-3613 pubmed publisher
    ..extracellular recording techniques to characterize receptive fields and response properties in S1 of Monodelphis domestica (short-tailed opossum), a nocturnal, terrestrial marsupial that shared its last common ancestor with ..
  42. Takemoto K. Habitat variability does not generally promote metabolic network modularity in flies and mammals. Biosystems. 2016;139:46-54 pubmed publisher
    ..e., above the gene scale). This study suggests that the currently widely accepted hypothesis for habitat variability should be reconsidered. ..
  43. Majka P, Chlodzinska N, Turlejski K, Banasik T, Djavadian R, Węglarz W, et al. A three-dimensional stereotaxic atlas of the gray short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica) brain. Brain Struct Funct. 2018;223:1779-1795 pubmed publisher
    The gray short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica) is a small marsupial gaining recognition as a laboratory animal in biomedical research...
  44. Koyabu D, Maier W, SAnchez Villagra M. Paleontological and developmental evidence resolve the homology and dual embryonic origin of a mammalian skull bone, the interparietal. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012;109:14075-80 pubmed publisher
    ..Hence, the dual developmental origin of the mammalian interparietal can be explained as the evolutionary consequence of the fusion between the crest-derived "postparietals" and the mesoderm-derived "tabulars."..
  45. Karlen S, Krubitzer L. Effects of bilateral enucleation on the size of visual and nonvisual areas of the brain. Cereb Cortex. 2009;19:1360-71 pubmed publisher
  46. Silva C, de Andrade R, de Souza E, Eler E, da Silva M, Feldberg E. Comparative cytogenetics of some marsupial species (Didelphimorphia, Didelphidae) from the Amazon basin. Comp Cytogenet. 2017;11:703-725 pubmed publisher
    ..organizer region (NOR) of all species was confirmed with the 18S rDNA probe, except on the Y chromosome of Monodelphis touan Shaw, 1800. The distribution of this marker varied only in the genus Marmosa Gray, 1821 [M...
  47. Wilson J, Renfree M, Auchus R, Pask A, Shaw G. Formation of 5alpha-reduced androgens in the testes and urogenital tract of the grey short-tailed opossum, Monodelphis domestica. Reprod Fertil Dev. 2009;21:649-54 pubmed publisher
    ..Because the mechanism of virilisation of the urogenital tract in the grey short-tailed opossum Monodelphis domestica has never been defined, androgen formation and metabolism were investigated in this species...
  48. Hansen V, Faber L, Salehpoor A, Miller R. A pronounced uterine pro-inflammatory response at parturition is an ancient feature in mammals. Proc Biol Sci. 2017;284: pubmed publisher
    ..were found to be overrepresented in the whole uterine transcriptome at terminal pregnancy in the opossum, Monodelphis domestica To investigate this further, immune gene transcripts were quantified throughout opossum gestation...
  49. Kress A, Regli C, Spornitz U, Morson G. Changes in the epithelium of the vaginal complex during the estrous cycle of the marsupial Monodelphis domestica. 2. Scanning electron microscopy study. Cells Tissues Organs. 2004;178:48-59 pubmed
    The four stages of the estrous cycle in Monodelphis domestica, namely proestrus, estrus, postestrus and the transitional metestrus, were analyzed with the scanning electron microscope and compared with the results of the previously ..
  50. Yoshida M, Kajikawa E, Yamamoto D, Kurokawa D, Yonemura S, Kobayashi K, et al. Conserved and divergent expression patterns of markers of axial development in the laboratory opossum, Monodelphis domestica. Dev Dyn. 2016;245:1176-1188 pubmed publisher
    ..Developmental Dynamics 245:1176-1188, 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. ..
  51. Zimek A, Weber K. The organization of the keratin I and II gene clusters in placental mammals and marsupials show a striking similarity. Eur J Cell Biol. 2006;85:83-9 pubmed
    The genomic database for a marsupial, the opossum Monodelphis domestica, is highly advanced...
  52. Devor E, Huang L, Samollow P. PiRNA-like RNAs in the marsupial Monodelphis domestica identify transcription clusters and likely marsupial transposon targets. Mamm Genome. 2008;19:581-6 pubmed publisher
    ..procedure to clone and map more than 300 candidate piRNA-like small RNAs in the genome of the marsupial species Monodelphis domestica...
  53. Grant J, Mahadevaiah S, Khil P, Sangrithi M, Royo H, Duckworth J, et al. Rsx is a metatherian RNA with Xist-like properties in X-chromosome inactivation. Nature. 2012;487:254-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Using the marsupial Monodelphis domestica, here we identify Rsx (RNA-on-the-silent X), an RNA that has properties consistent with a role in X-..
  54. Schaeffer P, Villarin J, Pierotti D, Kelly D, Lindstedt S. Cost of transport is increased after cold exposure in Monodelphis domestica: training for inefficiency. J Exp Biol. 2005;208:3159-67 pubmed
    b>Monodelphis domestica (Didelphidae: Marsupialia) lacks brown adipose tissue and thus relies on skeletal muscle as its primary thermogenic organ...
  55. Kress A, Morson G. Changes in the oviducal epithelium during the estrous cycle in the marsupial Monodelphis domestica. J Anat. 2007;211:503-17 pubmed
    The Monodelphis oviduct can be divided into four anatomical segments: preampulla (comprising fimbriae and infundibulum), ampulla, isthmus with crypts and uterotubal junction...
  56. Vanhoutteghem A, Djian P, Green H. Ancient origin of the gene encoding involucrin, a precursor of the cross-linked envelope of epidermis and related epithelia. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008;105:15481-6 pubmed publisher
    ..We describe here the properties of these involucrins and the ancient history of their evolution...
  57. Stolp H, Ek C, Johansson P, Dziegielewska K, Bethge N, Wheaton B, et al. Factors involved in inflammation-induced developmental white matter damage. Neurosci Lett. 2009;451:232-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Systemic inflammation was induced in Monodelphis domestica (opossum) by serial intraperitoneal injections of lipopolysaccharide at different stages of brain ..
  58. Schilling N. Metabolic profile of the perivertebral muscles in small therian mammals: implications for the evolution of the mammalian trunk musculature. Zoology (Jena). 2009;112:279-304 pubmed publisher
    ..longissimus lumborum. Furthermore, the anatomical subdivision of the transversospinal muscle into several smaller muscle entities is suggested to facilitate their functional specialization...
  59. Hubler M, Niswander L, PETERS J, Sears K. The developmental reduction of the marsupial coracoid: a case study in Monodelphis domestica. J Morphol. 2010;271:769-76 pubmed publisher
    ..examined the morphological and cellular mechanisms behind coracoid reduction in the gray short-tailed opossum, Monodelphis domestica...
  60. Wilkinson M, Stirton C, McConnachie A. Behavioural observations of singly-housed grey short-tailed opossums (Monodelphis domestica) in standard and enriched environments. Lab Anim. 2010;44:364-9 pubmed publisher
    The grey short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica) has been used in biomedical research for over three decades. It is normally housed in standard rat cages and appears to have adapted well to captivity...
  61. Devor E, Huang L, Wise A, Peek A, Samollow P. An X chromosome microRNA cluster in the marsupial species Monodelphis domestica. J Hered. 2011;102:577-83 pubmed publisher
    ..In the course of mapping novel marsupial-specific miRNAs in the genome of the gray short-tailed opossum, Monodelphis domestica, we encountered a cluster of 39 actual and potential miRNAs spanning 102 kb of the X chromosome...
  62. Ferner K, Zeller U, Renfree M. Lung development of monotremes: evidence for the mammalian morphotype. Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2009;292:190-201 pubmed publisher
    ..The lung development in monotremes (Ornithorhynchus anatinus, Tachyglossus aculeatus), in one marsupial (Monodelphis domestica), and one altricial eutherian (Suncus murinus) species was examined...
  63. Olkowicz S, Turlejski K, Bartkowska K, Wielkopolska E, Djavadian R. Thalamic nuclei in the opossum Monodelphis domestica. J Chem Neuroanat. 2008;36:85-97 pubmed publisher
    We investigated nuclear divisions of the thalamus in the gray short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica) to gain detailed information for further developmental and comparative studies...
  64. Sears K, Patel A, Hubler M, Cao X, Vandeberg J, Zhong S. Disparate Igf1 expression and growth in the fore- and hind limbs of a marsupial mammal (Monodelphis domestica). J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol. 2012;318:279-93 pubmed publisher
    ..This study establishes the opossum limb as a new mammalian model system for study of organ growth...
  65. Lammers A. Locomotor kinetics on sloped arboreal and terrestrial substrates in a small quadrupedal mammal. Zoology (Jena). 2007;110:93-103 pubmed
    ..Therefore, locomotor kinetics are examined on arboreal and terrestrial sloped substrates in the marsupial Monodelphis domestica (gray short-tailed opossum)...
  66. Davidow L, Breen M, Duke S, Samollow P, McCarrey J, Lee J. The search for a marsupial XIC reveals a break with vertebrate synteny. Chromosome Res. 2007;15:137-46 pubmed
    ..the XIC-driven mechanism, we search for the sequence equivalents in the genome of the South American opossum, Monodelphis domestica. Positional cloning and bioinformatic analysis reveal several interesting findings...
  67. Moustakas J, Smith K, Hlusko L. Evolution and development of the mammalian dentition: insights from the marsupial Monodelphis domestica. Dev Dyn. 2011;240:232-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The marsupial Monodelphis domestica has a more plesiomorphic heterodont dentition with incisors, canines, premolars, and molars on both ..
  68. Kushwaha R, VandeBerg J, Rodriguez R, Chan J, Vandeberg J. Low-density lipoprotein apolipoprotein B production differs between laboratory opossums exhibiting high and low lipemic responses to dietary cholesterol and fat. Metabolism. 2005;54:1075-81 pubmed
    ..Because LDL apoB production was not associated with hepatic mRNA levels, the production of LDL apoB is regulated posttranscriptionally or posttranslationally...
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