Comparative physiology

This section aims to publish studies looking at the diversity of functional characteristics at the organismic, cellular or molecular levels of organization.

  1. Research article

    Variation in branchial expression among insulin-like growth-factor binding proteins (igfbps) during Atlantic salmon smoltification and seawater exposure

    In preparation for migration from freshwater to marine habitats, Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) undergo smoltification, a transformation that includes the acquisition of hyposmoregulatory capacity. The growth h...

    Jason P. Breves, Chelsea K. Fujimoto, Silas K. Phipps-Costin, Ingibjörg E. Einarsdottir, Björn Thrandur Björnsson and Stephen D. McCormick

    BMC Physiology 2017 17:2

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  2. Research article

    Subcellular dissemination of prothymosin alpha at normal physiology: immunohistochemical vis-a-vis western blotting perspective

    The cell type, cell status and specific localization of Prothymosin α (PTMA) within cells seemingly determine its function. PTMA undergoes 2 types of protease proteolytic modifications that are useful in eluci...

    Caroline Mwendwa Kijogi, Christopher Khayeka-Wandabwa, Keita Sasaki, Yoshimasa Tanaka, Hiroshi Kurosu, Hayato Matsunaga and Hiroshi Ueda

    BMC Physiology 2016 16:2

    Published on: 1 March 2016

  3. Research article

    Differential role of STIM1 and STIM2 during transient inward (Tin) current generation and the maturation process in the Xenopus oocyte

    The Xenopus oocyte is a useful cell model to study Ca2+ homeostasis and cell cycle regulation, two highly interrelated processes. Here, we used antisense oligonucleotides to investigate the role in the oocyte of ...

    Barbara Serrano-Flores, Edith Garay, Francisco G Vázquez-Cuevas and Rogelio O Arellano

    BMC Physiology 2014 14:9

    Published on: 15 November 2014

  4. Research article

    Kcnq 1-5 (Kv7.1-5) potassium channel expression in the adult zebrafish

    KCNQx genes encode slowly activating-inactivating K+ channels, are linked to physiological signal transduction pathways, and mutations in them underlie diseases such as long QT syndrome (KCNQ 1), epilepsy in adul...

    Calvin Wu, Kanishk Sharma, Kyle Laster, Mohamed Hersi, Christina Torres, Thomas J Lukas and Ernest J Moore

    BMC Physiology 2014 14:1

    Published on: 20 February 2014

  5. Research article

    Overtraining is associated with DNA damage in blood and skeletal muscle cells of Swiss mice

    The alkaline version of the single-cell gel (comet) assay is a useful method for quantifying DNA damage. Although some studies on chronic and acute effects of exercise on DNA damage measured by the comet assay...

    Bruno Cesar Pereira, José Rodrigo Pauli, LusâniaMaria Greggi Antunes, Ellen Cristini de Freitas, Mara Ribeiro de Almeida, Vinícius de Paula Venâncio, Eduardo Rochete Ropelle, Claudio Teodoro de Souza, Dennys Esper Cintra, Marcelo Papoti and AdelinoSanchez Ramos da Silva

    BMC Physiology 2013 13:11

    Published on: 8 October 2013

  6. Research article

    Disease resistance is related to inherent swimming performance in Atlantic salmon

    Like humans, fish can be classified according to their athletic performance. Sustained exercise training of fish can improve growth and physical capacity, and recent results have documented improved disease re...

    Vicente Castro, Barbara Grisdale-Helland, Sven M Jørgensen, Jan Helgerud, Guy Claireaux, Anthony P Farrell, Aleksei Krasnov, Ståle J Helland and Harald Takle

    BMC Physiology 2013 13:1

    Published on: 21 January 2013