11 Jul 2019
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...
Type: News Article
11 Jul 2019
Dr. Kazuto Kawamura, who discovered the link between elpc-2 and locomotor ability in C. elegans.
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11 Jul 2019
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
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
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
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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