axolotl


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axolotl

(ak′sŏ-lot″ĕl) [Nahuatl āxōlōtl]
A Mexican salamander, Ambystoma mexicanum, studied in experimental medicine because of its ability to regenerate severed nerves.

axolotl

the larval stage of the aquatic American salamander Amblystoma. It is capable of breeding in the larval form so demonstrating a phenomenon known as NEOTONY.
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By modifying gene expression by the axolotls' microRNA, they forced the human pairing of c-Fos with c-Jun.
Gene expression during the first 28 days of axolotl limb regeneration I: Experimental design and global analysis of gene expression.
Similar to lineage tracing studies in regenerating axolotl limbs and zebrafish fins, recent studies in mouse digit tip regeneration utilizing transgenic mice with Cre-mediated reporters corroborate the finding that the regenerated structures are lineage-dependent and derived from local tissues [40, 130].
As it rejects the "ideology of linear progress," that is, his novel's anachrony also serves the more constructive role of performing a version of the temporally dysregulated development by which the axolotl remains juvenile in form even as an adult, making the animal available for induced metamorphosis.
Long after this unforgettable show has closed, long after humanity perishes altogether, the endangered axolotl will thrive; healthy maggots will nourish surviving primates; and mosquitoes will be preserved mid-copulation in glowing amber.
For example, limb regeneration in organisms like axolotl and zebrafish require cells at the injury site to de-differentiate (change their function) and then rebuild the damaged tissue.
(21) And the Mexican salamander, the axolotl, has the greatest regenerative capacity of any vertebrate animal.
Our laboratory first reported another striated muscle isoform known as TPM1[kappa] in axolotl heart [9] that contains exons 1a, 2a (instead of exon 2b), 3, 4, 5, 6b, 7, 8, and 9a/b.