5 Mar 2019
Scientists used sharp glass needles to extract a GFP-labeled cell from C. elegans and recorded the neuronal response of the cell to varying salt concentrations by patch-clamp technique. In...
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5 Mar 2019
The nerve cell that senses salty taste is present in the head of C. elegans, and its sensillium is exposed to the environment at the tip of its nose. A small number of nerve cell bodies are excised...
Type: Photo
5 Mar 2019
Since a C. elegans body length is about 1 mm and it is transparent, all cells can be observed with a microscope while living. Its genes are miniscule but has genes in common to humans. In addition,...
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8 Mar 2016
The Information Processing Biology Unit studies the nematode C. elegans for clues about how animals sense and respond to their environment. March 2016 Information Processing Biology Unit (Professor...
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29 Oct 2015
“This ‘rotation model’, which made the cover of BioEssays, represents a true paradigm shift in the...
Type: News Article
Ligand binding process
29 Oct 2015
The “rotation model”: Ligand binding to the extracellular part of the receptor induces rotation of the receptor’s transmembrane region inside the cell membrane, and in doing so, regulates its...
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29 Oct 2015
The September cover of BioEssays featuring an image illustrating the Prof. Maruyama’s “rotation model”
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The original sketch illustrating the “rotation model”
29 Oct 2015
The original sketch illustrating the “rotation model”
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Prof. Maruyama
29 Oct 2015
Prof. Maruyama next to the original sketch for his “rotation model”.
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17 Mar 2014
Toshihiro Sassa and Takashi Murayama, two of the paper’s authors with their award for the Plenary Article.
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17 Mar 2014
The tiny worm C. elegans.  Photo courtesy of Wormatlas.
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17 Mar 2014
C. elegans with a green fluorescent protein (GFP) marker in the ASH neuron, the neuron that senses high pH. 
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