Worm Breeder's Gazette 14(4): 6 (October 1, 1996)

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2442    Felix MA;Sternberg PW;De Ley P
           Sinistral nematode population.
                   Nature 381: 122 1996  REVIEW

2443    Winter CE;Penha C;Blumenthal T
           Comparison of a vitellogenin gene between two distantly related
           Rhabditid nematode species.
                   Molecular Biology & Evolution 13: 674-684 1996  ARTICLE

2444    Lee M;Cheung HT
           Isolation and characterization of Caenorhabditis elegans
           extracellular matrix.
                   Biochemical & Biophysical Research Communications 221:
                   503-509 1996  ARTICLE

2445    Waldmann R;Champigny G;Voilley N;Lauritzen I;Lazdunski M
           The mammalian degenerin MDEG, an amiloride-sensitive cation
           channel activated by mutations causing neurodegeneration in
           Caenorhabditis elegans.
                   Journal of Biological Chemistry 271: 10433-10436 1996

2446    Minniti AN;Sadler C;Ward S
           Genetic and molecular analysis of spe-27, a gene required for
           spermiogenesis in Caenorhabditis elegans hermaphrodites.
                   Genetics 143: 213-223 1996  ARTICLE

2447    Run JQ;Steven R;Hung MS;Vanweeghel R;Culotti JG;Way JC
           Suppressors of the unc-73 gene of Caenorhabditis elegans.
                   Genetics 143: 225-236 1996  ARTICLE

2448    Grant B;Greenwald I
           The Caenorhabditis elegans sel-1 gene, a negative regulator of
           lin-12 and glp-1, encodes a predicted extracellular protein.
                   Genetics 143: 237-247 1996  ARTICLE

2449    Arata Y;Akimoto Y;Hirabayashi J;Kasai K-I;Hirano H
           An immunohistochemical study of the 32-kDa galectin
           (Beta-galactoside-binding lectin) in the nematode
           Caenorhabditis elegans.
                   Histochemical Journal 28: 201-207 1996  ARTICLE

2450    Bossinger O;Schierenberg E
           The use of fluorescent marker dyes for studying intercellular
           communication in nematode embryos.
                   International Journal of Developmental Biology 40:
                   431-439 1996  ARTICLE

2451    Goldstein B;Hird SN
           Specification of the anteroposterior axis in Caenorhabditis
                   Development 122: 1467-1474 1996  ARTICLE

2452    Christensen S;Kodoyianni V;Bosenberg M;Friedman L;Kimble J
           lag-1, a gene required for lin-12 and glp-1 signaling in
           Caenorhabditis elegans, is homologous to human CBF1 and
           Drosophila Su(H).
                   Development 122: 1373-1383 1996  ARTICLE

2453    Salser SJ;Kenyon C
           A C. elegans Hox gene switches on, off, on and off again to
           regulate proliferation, differentiation and morphogenesis.
                   Development 122: 1651-1661 1996  ARTICLE

2454    Xue D;Shaham S;Horvitz HR
           The Caenorhabditis elegans cell-death protein CED-3 is a
           cysteine protease with substrate specificities similar to those
           of the human CPP32 protease.
                   Genes & Development 10: 1073-1083 1996  ARTICLE

2455    Pennisi E
           Worm genes imply a master clock.
                   Science 272: 949-950 1996  REVIEW

2456    Lakowski B;Hekimi S
           Determination of life-span in Caenorhabditis elegans by four
           clock genes.
                   Science 272: 1010-1013 1996  ARTICLE

2457    Grady D
           A worm's life: Right mutation makes it long but very dull.
                   New York Times May 21: B5-B8 1996  REVIEW

2458    Lundquist EA;Herman RK;Rogalski TM;Mullen GP;Moerman DG;Shaw JE
           The mec-8 gene of C. elegans encodes a protein with two RNA
           recognition motifs and regulates alternative splicing of unc-52
                   Development 122: 1601-1610 1996  ARTICLE

2459    Machaca K;DeFelice LJ;L'Hernault SW
           A novel chloride channel localizes to Caenorhabditis elegans
           spermatids and chloride channel blockers induce spermatid
                   Developmental Biology 176: 1-16 1996  ARTICLE

2460    Bossinger O;Schierenberg E
           Early embryonic induction in C. elegans can be inhibited with
           polysulfated hydrocarbon dyes.
                   Developmental Biology 176: 17-21 1996  ARTICLE

2461    Wadsworth WG;Hedgecock EM
           Hierarchical guidance cues in the developing nervous system of
           C. elegans.
                   BioEssays 18: 355-362 1996  REVIEW

2462    Ahringer J
           Posterior patterning by the Caenorhabditis elegans even-skipped
           homolog vab-7.
                   Genes & Development 10: 1120-1130 1996  ARTICLE

2463    Zhang HB;Blumenthal T
           Functional anaylsis of an intron 3' splice site in
           Caenorhabditis elegans.
                   RNA 2: 380-388 1996  ARTICLE

2464    Culotti JG;Kolodkin AL
           Functions of netrins and semaphorins in axon guidance.
                   Current Opinion in Neurology 6: 81-88 1996  REVIEW

2465    Garcia-Anoveros J;Corey DP
           Mechanosensation - Touch at the molecular level.
                   Current Biology 6: 541-543 1996  REVIEW

2466    Brundage L;Avery L;Katz A;Kim UJ;Mendel JE;Sternberg PW;Simon MI
           Mutations in a C. elegans G(Q)alpha gene disrupt movement, egg
           laying, and viability.
                   Neuron 16: 999-1009 1996  ARTICLE

2467    Jones D;Stringham EG;Babich SL;Candido EPM
           Transgenic strains of the nematode C. elegans in biomonitoring
           and toxicology:  Effects of captan and related compounds on the
           stress response.
                   Toxicology 109: 119-127 1996  ARTICLE

2468    Wicks SR;Roehrig CJ;Rankin CH
           A dynamic network simulation of the nematode tap withdrawal
           circuit:  Predictions concerning synaptic function using
           behavioral criteria.
                   Journal of Neuroscience 16: 4017-4031 1996  ARTICLE

2469    Biswas SN;Ebina Y;Okada H;Shingai R
           A phenomenological model describing pharyngeal pulsing in the
           nematode Caenorhabditis elegans anesthetized by alcohol.
                   Research Communications in Molecular Pathology &
                   Pharmacology 92: 233-244 1996  ARTICLE

2470    Bossinger O;Wiegner O;Schierenberg E
           Embryonic gut differentiation in nematodes:  Endocytosis of
           macromolecules and its experimental inhibition.
                   Rouxs Archives of Developmental Biology 205: 494-497
                   1996 ARTICLE

2471    Lai CC;Hong K;Kinnell M;Chalfie M;Driscoll M
           Sequence and transmembrane topology of MEC-4, an ion channel
           subunit required for mechanotransduction in Caenorhabditis
                   Journal of Cell Biology 133: 1071-1081 1996  ARTICLE

2472    Page AP;MacNiven K;Hengartner MO
           Cloning and biochemical characterization of the cyclophilin
           homologues from the free-living nematode Caenorhabditis
                   Biochemical Journal 317: 179-185 1996  ARTICLE

2473    Kipreos ET;Lander LE;Wing JP;He WW;Hedgecock EM
           cul-1 is required for cell cycle exit in C. elegans and
           identifies a novel gene family.
                   Cell 85: 829-839 1996  ARTICLE

2474    Barnes TM;Jin Y;Horvitz HR;Ruvkun G;Hekimi S
           The Caenorhabditis elegans behavioral gene unc-24 encodes a
           bipartite protein similar to both erythrocyte band 7.2
           (stomatin) and non-specific lip transfer protein.
                   Journal of Neurochemistry 67: 46-57 1996  ARTICLE

2475    Baumeister R;Liu Y;Ruvkun G
           Lineage-specific regulators couple cell lineage asymmetry to
           the transcription of the Caenorhabditis elegans POU gene unc-86
           during neurogenesis.
                   Genes & Development 10: 1395-1410 1996  ARTICLE

2476    Tabara H;Motohashi T;Kohara Y
           A multi-well version of in situ hybridization on whole mount
           embryos of Caenorhabditis elegans.
                   Nucleic Acids Research 24: 2119-2124 1996  ARTICLE

2477    Katz W;Sternberg PW
           Intercellular signaling in Caenorhabditis elegans vulval
           pattern formation.
                   Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology 7: 175-183
                   1996 REVIEW

2478    Ferguson KC;Heid PJ;Rothman JH
           The SL1 trans-spliced leader RNA performs an essential
           embryonic function in Caenorhabditis elegans that can also be
           supplied by SL2 RNA.
                   Genes & Development 10: 1543-1556 1996  ARTICLE

2479    Mickey KM;Mello CC;Montgomery MK;Fire A;Priess JR
           An inductive interaction in 4-cell stage C. elegans embryos
           involves APX-1 expression in the signalling cell.
                   Development 122: 1791-1798 1996  ARTICLE

2480    Wang LL;Way JC
           Activation of the mec-3 promoter in two classes of stereotyped
           lineages in Caenorhabditis elegans.
                   Mechanisms of Development 56: 165-181 1996  ARTICLE

2481    Wang LL;Way JC
           Promoter sequences for the establishment of mec-3 expression in
           the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.
                   Mechanisms of Development 56: 183-196 1996  ARTICLE

2482    Gu GQ;Caldwell GA;Chalfie M
           Genetic interactions affecting touch sensitivity in
           Caenorhabditis elegans.
                   Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 93:
                   6577-6582 1996  ARTICLE

2483    Hubbard EJA;Dong Q;Greenwald I
           Evidence for physical and functional association between EMB-5
           and LIN-12 in Caenorhabditis elegans.
                   Science 273: 112-115 1996  ARTICLE

2484    Miller LM;Waring DA;Kim SK
           Mosaic analysis using a ncl-1(+) extrachromosomal array reveals
           that lin-31 acts in the Pn.p cells during Caenorhabditis
           elegans vulval development.
                   Genetics 143: 1181-1191 1996  ARTICLE

2485    Malone EA;Inoue T;Thomas JH
           Genetic analysis of the roles of daf-28 and age-1 in regulating
           Caenorhabditis elegans dauer formation.
                   Genetics 143: 1193-1205 1996  ARTICLE

2486    Murakami S;Johnson TE
           A genetic pathway conferring life extension and reistance to UV
           stress in Caenorhabditis elegans.
                   Genetics 143: 1207-1218 1996  ARTICLE

2487    Schafer WR;Sanchez BM;Kenyon CJ
           Genes affecting sensitivity to serotonin in Caenorhabditis
                   Genetics 143: 1219-1230 1996  ARTICLE

2488    Lithgow GJ;Kirkwood TBL
           Mechanisms and evolution of aging.
                   Science 273: 80 1996  REVIEW

2489    Corey DP;Garcia-Anoveros J
           Mechanosensation and the DEG/ENaC ion channels.
                   Science 273: 323-324 1996  REVIEW

2490    Liu J;Schrank B;Waterston RH
           Interaction between a putative mechanosensory membrane channel
           and a collagen.
                   Science 273: 361-364 1996  ARTICLE

2491    Schnabel R
           Pattern formation: Regional specification in the early C.
           elegans embryo.
                   BioEssays 18: 591-594 1996  REVIEW

2492    Felix M-A;Sternberg PW
           Symmetry breakage in the development of one-armed gonads in
                   Development 122: 2129-2142 1996  ARTICLE

2493    Kuwabara PE
           A novel regulatory mutation in the C. elegans sex determination
           gene tra-2 defines a candidate ligand/receptor interaction
                   Development 122: 2089-2098 1996  ARTICLE

2494    Shelton CA;Bowerman B
           Time-dependent responses to glp-1-mediated inductions in early
           C. elegans embryos.
                   Development 122: 2043-2050 1996  ARTICLE

2495    Roush W
           Divide and confer: How worm embryo cells specialize.
                   Science 272: 1871 1996  REVIEW

2496    Jazwinski SM
           Longevity, genes and aging.
                   Science 273: 54-58 1996  REVIEW

2497    Wicky C;Rose AM
           The role of chromosome ends during meiosis in Caenorhabditis
                   BioEssays 18: 447-452 1996  REVIEW

2498    Sundaram M;Han M
           Control and integration of cell signaling pathways during C.
           elegans vulval development.
                   BioEssays 18: 473-480 1996  REVIEW

2499    Martin GM;Austad SN;Johnson TE
           Genetic analysis of ageing: Role of oxidative damage and
           environmental stresses.
                   Nature Genetics 13: 25-34 1996  REVIEW

2500    Johnson TE;Lithgow GJ;Murakami S;Duhon SA;Shook DR
           Genetics of aging and longevity in lower organisms.
                   "Cellular Aging and Cell Death." Holbrook NJ, Martin GR
                    and Rockshin RA (eds), Wiley-Liss, New York. : 1-17
                    1996  REVIEW

2501    Zhen M;Schein JE;Baillie DL;Candido EPM
           An essential ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme with tissue and
           developmental specificity in the nematode Caenorhabditis
                   EMBO Journal 15: 3229-3237 1996  ARTICLE

2502    Etter A;Cully DF;Schaeffer JM;Liu KK;Arena JP
           An amino acid substitution in the pore region of a
           glutamate-gated chloride channel enables the coupling of ligand
           binding to channel gating.
                   Journal of Biological Chemistry 271: 16035-16039 1996

2503    Cowing D;Kenyon C
           Correct Hox gene expression established independently of
           position in Caenorhabditis elegans.
                   Nature 382: 353-356 1996  ARTICLE

2504    Gaudet J;Vanderelst I;Spence AM
           Post-transcriptional regulation of sex determination in
           Caenorhabditis elegans - Widespread expression of the
           sex-determining gene fem-1 in both sexes.
                   Molecular Biology of the Cell 7: 1107-1121 1996 ARTICLE

2505    Starich TA;Lee RYN;Panzarella C;Avery L;Shaw JE
           eat-5 and unc-7 represent a multigene family in Caenorhabditis
           elegans involved in cell-cell coupling.
                   Journal of Cell Biology 134: 537-548 1996  ARTICLE

2506    Guo S;Kemphues KJ
           A non-muscle myosin required for embryonic polarity in
           Caenorhabditis elegans.
                   Nature 382: 455-458 1996  ARTICLE

2507    McDermott JB;Aamodt S;Aamodt E
           ptl-1, a Caenorhabditis elegans gene whose products are
           homologous to the tau microtubule-associated protein.
                   Biochemistry 35: 9415-9423 1996  ARTICLE

2508    Kader NA;Cote MG
           Isolation, identification and characterization of some strains
           of Caenorhabditis elegans (Maupas, 1900) from Quebec.
                   Fundamental & Applied Nematology 19: 381-389 1996

2509    Borgonie G;Claeys M;Leyns F;Arnaut G;Dewaele D;Coomans A
           Effect of nematicidal Bacillus thuringiensis strains on
           free-living nematodes. 1. Light microscopic observations,
           species and biological stage specificity and identification of
           resistant mutants of Caenorhabditis elegans.
                   Fundamental & Applied Nematology 19: 391-398 1996

2510    Kloek AP;McCarter JP;Setterquist RA;Schedl T;Goldberg DE
           Caenorhabditis globin genes - Rapid intronic divergence
           contrasts with conservation of silent exonic sites.
                   Journal of Molecular Evolution 43: 101-108 1996

2511    Oosumi T;Garlick B;Belknap WR
           Identification of putative nonautonomous transposable elements
           associated with several transposon families in Caenorhabditis
                   Journal of Molecular Evolution 43: 11-18 1996  ARTICLE

2512    Johnstone IL;Barry JD
           Temporal reiteration of a precise gene expression pattern
           during nematode development.
                   EMBO Journal 15: 3633-3639 1996  ARTICLE

2513    Benecke M;Epplen JT;Schierenberg E
           (GTG)(5) allows the distinction between different isolates of
           the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.
                   Electrophoresis 17: 1194 1996  ARTICLE

2514    Morris JZ;Tissenbaum HA;Ruvkun G
           A phosphatidylinositol-3-OH kinase family member regulating
           longevity and diapause in Caenorhabditis elegans.
                   Nature 382: 536-539 1996  ARTICLE

2515    Metzstein MM;Hengartner MO;Tsung N;Ellis RE;Horvitz HR
           Transcriptional regulator of programmed cell death encoded by
           Caenorhabditis elegans gene ces-2.
                   Nature 382: 545-547 1996  ARTICLE

2516    Shaham S;Horvitz HR
           An alternatively spliced C. elegans ced-4 RNA encodes a novel
           cell death inhibitor.
                   Cell 86: 201-208 1996  ARTICLE

2517    Wicks SR;Rankin CH
           Recovery from habituation in Caenorhabditis elegans is
           dependent on interstimulus interval and not habituation
                   Behavioral Neuroscience 110: 840-844 1996  ARTICLE

2518    Basson M;Horvitz HR
           The Caenorhabditis elegans gene sem-4 controls neuronal and
           mesodermal cell development and encodes a zinc finger protein.
                   Genes & Development 10: 1953-1965 1996  ARTICLE

2519    Iwasaki K;McCarter J;Francis R;Schedl T
           emo-1, a Caenorhabditis elegans Sec61p homologue, is required
           for oocyte development and ovulation.
                   Journal of Cell Biology 134: 699-714 1996  ARTICLE

2520    Euling S;Ambros V
           Reversal of cell fate determination in Caenorhabditis elegans
           vulval development.
                   Development 122: 2507-2515 1996  ARTICLE

2521    Bettinger JC;Lee K;Rougvie AE
           Stage-specific accumulation of the terminal differentiation
           factor LIN-29 during Caenorhabditis elegans development.
                   Development 122: 2517-2527 1996  ARTICLE

2522    Morgan PG;Usiak MF;Sedensky MM
           Genetic differences affecting the potency of stereoisomers of
                   Anesthesiology 85: 385-392 1996  ARTICLE

2523    Moulder GL;Huang MM;Waterston RH;Barstead RJ
           Talin requires beta-integrin, but not vinculin, for its
           assembly into focal adhesion-like structures in the nematode
           Caenorhabditis elegans.
                   Molecular Biology of the Cell 7: 1181-1193 1996

2524    Johnson KA;Quiocho FA
           Twitching worms catch S100.
                   Nature 380: 585-587 1996  REVIEW

2525    Zwaal RR;Ahringer J;van Luenen HGAM;Rushforth A;Anderson
        P;Plasterk RHA
           G proteins are required for spatial orientation of early cell
           cleavages in C. elegans embryos.
                   Cell 86: 619-629 1996  ARTICLE

2526    Seydoux G;Mello CC;Pettitt J;Wood WB;Priess JR;Fire A
           Repression of gene expression in the embryonic germ lineage of
           C. elegans.
                   Nature 382: 713-716 1996  ARTICLE

2527    Mello CC;Schubert C;Draper B;Zhang W;Lobel R;Priess JR
           The PIE-1 protein and germline specification in C. elegans
                   Nature 382: 710-712 1996  ARTICLE

2528    Thompson CB
           A fate worse than death.
                   Nature 382: 492-493 1996  REVIEW

2529    Emmons SW
           Simple worms, complex genes.
                   Nature 382: 301-302 1996  REVIEW

2530    Sommer RJ;Sternberg PW
           Using nematode vulva development to model the evolution of
           developmental systems.
                   "Molecular Zoology: Advances, Strategies; and
                   Protocols."  Ferraris JD and SR Palumbi (eds);
                   Wiley-Liss, Inc., New York, NY. : 209-220 1996  REVIEW

2531    Guo S;Kemphues KJ
           Molecular genetics of asymmetric cleavage in the early
           Caenorhabditis elegans embryo.
                   Current Opinion in Genetics & Development 6: 408-415
                   1996  REVIEW

2532    Zetka MC;Muller F
           Telomeres in nematodes.
                   Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology 7: 59-64 1996

2533    Kessin RH;Gunderson GG;Zaydfudim V;Grimson M
           How cellular slime molds evade nematodes.
                   Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 93:
                   4857-4861 1996  ARTICLE

2534    Hartman P;Goldstein P;Algarra M;Hubbard D;Mabery J
           The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans is up to 39 times more
           sensitive to gamma radiation generated from Cs137 than from
                   Mutation Research-DNA Repair 363: 201-208 1996  ARTICLE

2535    Wicky C;Villeneuve AM;Lauper N;Codourey L;Tobler H;Muller F
           Telomeric repeats (TTAGGC)(N) are sufficient for chromosome
           capping function in Caenorhabditis elegans.
                   Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 93:
                   8983-8988 1996  ARTICLE

2536    Maryon EB;Coronado R;Anderson P
           unc-68 encodes a ryanodine receptor involved in regulating C.
           elegans body-wall muscle contraction.
                   Journal of Cell Biology 134: 885-893 1996  ARTICLE

2537    Veijola J;Annunen P;Koivunen P;Page AP;Pihlajaniemi T;Kivirikko KI
           Baculovirus expression of 2 protein disulphide isomerase
           isoforms from Caenorhabditis elegans and characterization of
           prolyl 4-hydroxylases containing 1 of these polypeptides as
           their beta subunit.
                   Biochemical Journal 317: 721-729 1996  ARTICLE

2538    Bossinger O;Schierenberg E
           Cell-cell communication in nematode embyros: differences
           between  Cephalobus spec. and Caenorhabditis elegans.
                   Dev Genes Evol 206: 25-34 1996  ARTICLE