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xenopus

(zĕn′ə-pəs)
n.
Any of various aquatic, tongueless, clawed frogs of the genus Xenopus of southern Africa, certain species of which, especially the African clawed frog, are widely used for biological research.

Xenopus

the African clawed toad that has been used to test for pregnancy in women. Injection of urine from a pregnant woman results in egg-laying in the toad.
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Eight adult African Clawed Toads, Xenopus laevis Daudin (body weights: 18.9-78.8 g; snout-vent lengths: 60-90 mm) were studied.
Xldax, an inhibitor of the canonical Wnt pathway, is required for anterior neural structure formation in Xenopus. Dev Dyn 2004;230(l):79-90.
Cloning and characterization of the immunophilin X-CypA in Xenopus laevis.
Many previous reports show that various agents regulate ligand gated-ion channels expressed in Xenopus oocytes [32, 33].
The vacuolar membrane protein gamma-TIP creates water specific channels in Xenopus oocytes.
Hydrin 1 (vasotocinyl-Gly-Lys-Arg) and hydrin 1' (vasotocinyl-Gly-Lys) are synthesized in Xenopus laevis Daudin, 1802, whereas hydrin 2 (vasotocinyl-Gly) is produced in Ranidae and Bufonidae (Rouille et al., 1989; Iwamuro et al., 1993) (Fig.
High expression of the PPAR[delta] in thyroid and lung also corresponds to a previous expression study in xenopus (Krey et al., 1993).
carolinensis and Xenopus laevis as both species develop into microphagous filter-feeding tadpoles with similar jaw muscle architectures (Ziermann and Diogo, 2014; Vera-Candioti, 2007).
Xenopus reproductive activity is usually linked to the rainy season and food resources, but under favorable conditions, females and males show sexual characters all year (Lobos and Measey, 2002; Dodd, 2013).
2 shows schematic representation of the stages of Xenopus laevis development about the control and metal oxides treated eggs.
However, the fact that MCM proteins are essential in vertebrate DNA replication was confirmed by the studies in Xenopus, where MCM depleted egg extracts were unable to support further DNA synthesis [16,17].
The early axon scaffold has been well described in non-jawed vertebrates such as lamprey [2] and jawed, bony vertebrates such as zebrafish, Xenopus, chick, and mouse [1, 3-5].