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Disease relevance of Rodentia


Psychiatry related information on Rodentia


High impact information on Rodentia

  • Oral administration of quercitrin, an inhibitor of aldose reductase, leads to a significant decrease in the accumulation of sorbitol in the lens of diabetic Octodon degus [7].
  • Phylogenetic relationships between 32 species of rodents representing 14 subfamilies of Muridae and four subfamilies of Dipodidae were studied using sequences of the nuclear protein-coding genes Lecithin Cholesterol Acyl Transferase (LCAT) and von Willebrand Factor (vWF) [8].
  • Monophyly of the order Rodentia inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences of the genes for 12S rRNA, 16S rRNA, and tRNA-valine [9].
  • We now report that a high percentage of the sleep-active (Fos-expressing) VLPO neurons express mRNA for the inhibitory neuropeptide, galanin, in nocturnal rodents (mice and rats), diurnal rodents (degus), and cats [10].
  • The von Willebrand factor (vWF) gene has been used to understand the origin and timing of Rodentia evolution in the context of placental phylogeny vWF exon 28 sequences of 15 rodent families and eight non-rodent eutherian clades are analysed with two different molecular dating methods (uniform clock on a linearized tree; quartet dating) [11].

Chemical compound and disease context of Rodentia


Biological context of Rodentia


Anatomical context of Rodentia


Associations of Rodentia with chemical compounds

  • These data indicate a high level of vasopressin in the jerboa brain, which may reflect an adaptation to its harsh bioclimatic environment [12].
  • Occurrence of a differential expression of the glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase gene in muscle and liver from euthermic and induced hibernating jerboa (Jaculus orientalis) [21].
  • Quantitative changes in reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate-diaphorase-reactive neurons in the brain of Octodon degus after periodic maternal separation and early social isolation [22].
  • The authors conclude that the rate of recovery from odor-enhanced phase shifts is modulated by activational effects of testosterone in male degus [23].
  • The distribution of cells expressing gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) immunoreactivity was examined in the brain of adult jerboa during two distinct periods of the reproductive cycle [24].

Gene context of Rodentia


Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of Rodentia


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  2. The pancreas in the degu. Spear, G.S., Caple, M.V., Sutherland, L.R. Exp. Mol. Pathol. (1984) [Pubmed]
  3. Hantavirus strains isolated from rodentia and insectivora in rural China differentiated by polymerase chain reaction assay. Tang, Y.W., Ruo, S.L., Xu, X., Sanchez, A., Fisher-Hoch, S.P., McCormick, J.B., Xu, Z.Y. Arch. Virol. (1990) [Pubmed]
  4. Further studies on the understanding of Octodon degus natural resistance to morphine: a comparative study with the Wistar rat. Pelissier, T., Saavedra, H., Bustamante, D., Paeile, C. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. C, Comp. Pharmacol. Toxicol. (1989) [Pubmed]
  5. Investigation on the acute toxic effect of pyrethrum on the blood glucose and of glucose administration on the acute pyrethrum toxicity in Meriones hurrianae Jerdon (Rodentia). Karel, A.K., Saxena, S.C. Arch. Int. Physiol. Biochim. (1975) [Pubmed]
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  7. Diabetic cataracts and flavonoids. Varma, S.D., Mizuno, A., Kinoshita, J.H. Science (1977) [Pubmed]
  8. Evolutionary history of the most speciose mammals: molecular phylogeny of muroid rodents. Michaux, J., Reyes, A., Catzeflis, F. Mol. Biol. Evol. (2001) [Pubmed]
  9. Monophyly of the order Rodentia inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences of the genes for 12S rRNA, 16S rRNA, and tRNA-valine. Frye, M.S., Hedges, S.B. Mol. Biol. Evol. (1995) [Pubmed]
  10. Ventrolateral preoptic nucleus contains sleep-active, galaninergic neurons in multiple mammalian species. Gaus, S.E., Strecker, R.E., Tate, B.A., Parker, R.A., Saper, C.B. Neuroscience (2002) [Pubmed]
  11. Variance of molecular datings, evolution of rodents and the phylogenetic affinities between Ctenodactylidae and Hystricognathi. Huchon, D., Catzeflis, F.M., Douzery, E.J. Proc. Biol. Sci. (2000) [Pubmed]
  12. Vasopressin in the brain of a desert hibernator, the jerboa (Jaculus orientalis): presence of sexual dimorphism and seasonal variation. Lakhdar-Ghazal, N., Dubois-Dauphin, M., Hermes, M.L., Buijs, R.M., Bengelloun, W.A., Pévet, P. J. Comp. Neurol. (1995) [Pubmed]
  13. Effects of cold exposure and hibernation on renal Na,K-ATPase of the jerboa Jaculus orientalis. Bennis, C., Cheval, L., Barlet-Bas, C., Marsy, S., Doucet, A. Pflugers Arch. (1995) [Pubmed]
  14. Comparative chromosome analysis (R- and C-bands) of two South African murid species, Lemniscomys rosalia and Rhabdomys pumilio (Rodentia, murinae). Ducroz, J.F., Granjon, L., Lombard, M., Volobouev, V. Cytogenet. Cell Genet. (1999) [Pubmed]
  15. Sex-chromosome pairing through heterochromatin in the African rodent Lemniscomys barbarus (Rodentia, Muridae). A synaptonemal complex study. Stitou, S., Jiménez, R., Díaz de La Guardia, R., Burgos, M. Chromosome Res. (2000) [Pubmed]
  16. Maternal separation followed by early social deprivation affects the development of monoaminergic fiber systems in the medial prefrontal cortex of Octodon degus. Braun, K., Lange, E., Metzger, M., Poeggel, G. Neuroscience (2000) [Pubmed]
  17. Neuropeptide Y gene expression in the jerboa arcuate nucleus: modulation by food deprivation and relationship with hibernation. El Ouezzani, S., Lafon, P., Tramu, G., Magoul, R. Neurosci. Lett. (2001) [Pubmed]
  18. Induction of the expression of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARalpha) by clofibrate in jerboa tissues. Amsaguine-Safir, S., Bianchi, A., Collet, P., Huin-Schohn, C., Jeanvoine, A., Bécuwe, P., Krémarik-Bouillaud, P., Domenjoud, L., Keller, J.M., Schohn, H., Dauça, M. Microsc. Res. Tech. (2003) [Pubmed]
  19. Removal of the olfactory bulbs delays photic reentrainment of circadian activity rhythms and modifies the reproductive axis in male Octodon degus. Goel, N., Lee, T.M., Pieper, D.R. Brain Res. (1998) [Pubmed]
  20. Detailed distribution of neuropeptide FF receptors (NPFF1 and NPFF2) in the rat, mouse, octodon, rabbit, guinea pig, and marmoset monkey brains: a comparative autoradiographic study. Gouardères, C., Puget, A., Zajac, J.M. Synapse (2004) [Pubmed]
  21. Occurrence of a differential expression of the glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase gene in muscle and liver from euthermic and induced hibernating jerboa (Jaculus orientalis). Soukri, A., Valverde, F., Hafid, N., Elkebbaj, M.S., Serrano, A. Gene (1996) [Pubmed]
  22. Quantitative changes in reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate-diaphorase-reactive neurons in the brain of Octodon degus after periodic maternal separation and early social isolation. Poeggel, G., Haase, C., Gulyaeva, N., Braun, K. Neuroscience (2000) [Pubmed]
  23. Testosterone suppresses circadian responsiveness to social cues in the diurnal rodent Octodon degus. Jechura, T.J., Walsh, J.M., Lee, T.M. J. Biol. Rhythms (2003) [Pubmed]
  24. The gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurosecretory system of the jerboa (Jaculus orientalis) and its seasonal variations. El Ouezzani, S., Tramu, G., Magoul, R. J. Neuroendocrinol. (2000) [Pubmed]
  25. Seasonal acclimatization in water flux rate, urine osmolality and kidney water channels in free-living degus: molecular mechanisms, physiological processes and ecological implications. Bozinovic, F., Gallardo, P.A., Visser, G.H., Cortés, A. J. Exp. Biol. (2003) [Pubmed]
  26. Nuclear DNA phylogeny of the squirrels (Mammalia: Rodentia) and the evolution of arboreality from c-myc and RAG1. Steppan, S.J., Storz, B.L., Hoffmann, R.S. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. (2004) [Pubmed]
  27. Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of woolly flying squirrel (Rodentia: Sciuridae), inferred from mitochondrial cytochrome b gene sequences. Yu, F., Yu, F., McGuire, P.M., Kilpatrick, C.W., Pang, J., Wang, Y., Lu, S., Woods, C.A. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. (2004) [Pubmed]
  28. Cytochrome b sequences reveal Acomys minous (Rodentia, Muridae) paraphyly and answer the question about the ancestral karyotype of Acomys dimidiatus. Barome, P.O., Lymberakis, P., Monnerot, M., Gautun, J.C. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. (2001) [Pubmed]
  29. New differences between the Wistar rat and Octodon degus, a putative laboratory animal resistant to morphine. Pelissier, T., Bustamante, D., Saavedra, H., Tampier, L., Vergara, V., Paeile, C. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. C, Comp. Pharmacol. Toxicol. (1989) [Pubmed]
  30. Enzyme polymorphism in a population of Calomys musculinus (Rodentia, Cricetidae). Gardenal, C.N., Sabattini, M.S., Blanco, A. Biochem. Genet. (1980) [Pubmed]
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