In the Laboratory of Aquatic Biochemistry, we are studying molecular mechanisms of metabolism, endocrine function, homeostasis, and metamorphosis of aquatic organisms using biochemical and molecular biological techniques.
1) Studies on metamorphosis in jellyfish larvae (Kuniyoshi, H.)
Metamorphosis, Bioactive substance, Myosin heavy chain gene expression, Adaptation to environment
Kuruma shrimp cultured in 3.4 % salinity tank
A strobila (center) and polyps of the moon jellyfish
Tsujita,N., Kuwahara,H., Koyama,H., Yanaka,N., Arakawa,K. and Kuniyoshi,H. (2017) Molecular characterization of aspartylglucosaminidase, a lysosomal hydrolase upregulated during strobilation in the moon jellyfish, Aurelia aurita. Biosci. Biotech. Biochem. 81(5), 938–950.
Miyake,Y., Sakai,Y. and Kuniyoshi,H. (2012) Molecular cloning and expression profile of sex-specific genes, Figla and Dmrt1, in the protogynous hermaphroditic fish, Halichoeres poecilopterus.. Zool. Sci. 29(10), 690-701.
Kuniyoshi,H., Okumura,I., Kuroda,R., Tsujita,N., Arakawa,K., Shoji,J., Saito,T. and Osada,H. (2012) Indomethacin induction of metamorphosis from the asexual stage to sexual stage in the moon jellyfish, Aurelia aurita. Biosci. Biotech. Biochem. 76(7), 1397-1400.
Miyake,Y., Nishigakiuchi,J., Sakai,Y. and Kuniyoshi,H. (2012) Ovarian degeneration during the female-to-male sex change in the protogynous hermaphroditic fish, Halichoeres poecilopterus. Ichthyol. Res. 59(3), 276-281.