11 Jul 2019 - 10:49
People with the same lifespan do not necessarily have the same quality of life. As we live longer, extending quality of life — healthspan — is gaining importance. Scientists at the Okinawa Institute...
Type: News Article
11 Jul 2019 - 10:43
Dr. Kazuto Kawamura, who discovered the link between elpc-2 and locomotor ability in C. elegans.
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11 Jul 2019 - 10:41
The locomotor ability of hundreds of worms can be tested simultaneously using the new edge assay approach, in which worms migrate to a food source at the edge of the plate.
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11 Jul 2019 - 10:39
The elpc-2 gene is expressed throughout the body of C. elegans, and plays an important role in locomotor ability as worms get older.
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5 Mar 2019 - 19:00
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...
Type: Video
5 Mar 2019 - 13:43
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...
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5 Mar 2019 - 13:23
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 - 19:24
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 - 10:56
“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 - 10:45
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 - 10:38
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 - 10:32
The original sketch illustrating the “rotation model”
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