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Unique identifier OMICS_00747
Name Asterias
Interface Web user interface
Restrictions to use None
Computer skills Basic
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes


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  • person_outline Ramon Diaz-Uriarte

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Discovery and functional characterisation of a luqin type neuropeptide signalling system in a deuterostome

Sci Rep
PMCID: 5940834
PMID: 29740074
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-25606-2

[…] -type precursors and receptors in deuterostomian invertebrates,,. Here we report the first experimental characterisation of luqin/RYamide-type neuropeptide signalling in a deuterostome – the starfish Asterias rubens (phylum Echinodermata).To investigate the occurrence of luqin/RYamide-type receptors in A. rubens, we performed a comprehensive analysis of the phylogenetic distribution of luqin/RYami […]


Fatal Canine Intoxications Linked to the Presence of Saxitoxins in Stranded Marine Organisms Following Winter Storm Activity

PMCID: 5869382
PMID: 29495385
DOI: 10.3390/toxins10030094

[…] s, including evidence for toxins in both dog vomit and stomach and intestine content. In comparison, the toxin profile identified here differs markedly from that identified previously in the starfish Asterias amurensis found in Japan. In that study, the principle toxins were GTX1–4, dcGTX3, and dcSTX, with GTX1 being the most prevalent []. A later study reported the findings of a different species […]


Evolution of neuropeptide signalling systems

PMCID: 5818035
PMID: 29440283
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.151092

[…] ursors of deuterostomian invertebrates remains to be determined.Analysis of transcriptome sequence data from other echinoderms, including the sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus, the starfish species Asterias rubens and Acanthaster planci, several brittle star species and the feather star Antedon mediterrranea, has enabled identification of many different types of neuropeptide precursors (; ; ; ; […]


SALMFamide2 and serotonin immunoreactivity in the nervous system of some acoels (Xenacoelomorpha)

PMCID: 5947262
PMID: 29388261
DOI: 10.1002/jmor.20794

[…] ide (see Table ).The neuropeptide S2 is a dodecapeptide with the amino acid sequence Ser‐Gly‐Pro‐Tyr‐Ser‐Phe‐Asn‐Ser‐Gly‐Leu‐Thr‐Phe‐NH2 (SGPYSFNSGLTFamide), first purified from two starfish species, Asterias rubens and Asterias forbesi (Elphick, Price, Lee, & Thorndyke, ). Besides several echinoderms, the S2 antibody has been shown to stain parts of the nervous system of Xenoturbella bocki and th […]


Amphioxus SYCP1: a case of retrogene replacement and co option of regulatory elements adjacent to the ParaHox cluster

PMCID: 5803294
PMID: 29297095
DOI: 10.1007/s00427-017-0600-9

[…] milii) was added to the Vertebrata as a basal fish lineage, as well as additional echinoderm species, including a second echinoid (Lytechinus variegatus) and two members of the asteroids (starfish) (Asterias amurensis and Pateria pectinifera). Additionally, a single hemichordate SYCP1 sequence from Saccoglossus kowalevskii was identified, giving examples of SYCP1 from all three main deuterostome […]


Phylogenetic Distribution of CMP Neu5Ac Hydroxylase (CMAH), the Enzyme Synthetizing the Proinflammatory Human Xenoantigen Neu5Gc

Genome Biol Evol
PMCID: 5767959
PMID: 29206915
DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evx251

[…] ochordates (tunicates), and 304 vertebrates (). These represent almost completely sequenced genomes. The CMAH mRNA sequence for another two echinoderm species were obtained from the NCBI nr database: Asterias rubens (ID: AJ308602.1) () and Hemicentrotus pulcherrimus (ID: AB699316.1). In each genome, gene similarity searches (BLASTP and/or TBLASTN searches using the chimpanzee CMAH protein as query […]


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Asterias institution(s)
Statistical Computing Team, Structural and Computational Biology Programme, Spanish National Cancer Center (CNIO), Madrid, Spain

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