SICB Division of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry (DCPB)

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Donald Mykles

Regulation of Molting and Skeletal Muscle Plasticity in Crabs and Lobsters
Our research concerns the regulation of molting and skeletal muscle plasticity in crabs and lobsters. Specific areas are signaling mechanisms in the molting gland and proteolytic mechanisms mediating molt-induced claw muscle atrophy. Quantitative methods are used to measure transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of signal transduction of molt-inhibiting hormone (MIH), a neuropeptide that inhibits ecdysteroid synthesis in the molting gland and myostatin, a TGFb superfamily member that induces skeletal muscle atrophy.

Signaling mechanisms in crustacean molting gland. Growth in crustaceans requires the periodic shedding of the shell, a process called molting, which is controlled by a neurosecretory center in the eyestalks. The complex secretes MIH that inhibits production of the molting hormone ecdysone, an ecdysteroid secreted by a pair of molting glands located in the body. Thus it appears that molting is triggered by a reduction in MIH in the blood, which stimulates the molting glands to synthesize and secrete ecdysone. It is thought that binding of MIH to a membrane receptor results in a cyclic nucleotide-dependent inhibition of ecdysone-synthesizing enzymes. Five genes were cloned in the tropical land crab that may play a role in MIH signaling: nitric oxide synthase (NOS), three guanylyl cyclases (GCs), and MIH. Proteomic approaches are used to identify and quantify levels and phosphorylation states of NOS and downstream targets of cyclic nucleotide-dependent protein kinases.

Regulation of muscle atrophy by myostatin. In mammals myostatin (Mstn) is a negative regulator skeletal muscle growth. We have recently identified Mstn orthologs in crabs and lobsters. As these genes are preferentially expressed in skeletal muscle, they may have similar functions in invertebrates. We have begun to examine the role of Mstn in controlling molt-induced claw muscle atrophy, in which the claw muscle mass is reduced as much as 78% before molting. The reduced mass facilitates withdrawal of the large claws through the narrow joints that connect the appendage to the body. Binding of Mstn to a membrane receptor results in phosphorylation of Smad proteins. Smads are transcription factors that translocate to the nucleus and alter gene expression. cDNAs encoding land crab Smads have been obtained. Quantitative RT-PCR and proteomic analysis will be used to measure Smad mRNA and protein levels, respectively. Image analysis will be used to quantify Smads in the nucleus and cytoplasm in response to Mstn.

References:

Kim, H.-W., S.G. Lee and D.L. Mykles. 2005. Ecdysteroid-responsive genes, RXR and E75, in the tropical land crab, Gecarcinus lateralis: differential tissue expression of multiple RXR isoforms generated at three alternative splicing sites in the hinge and ligand-binding domains. Molec. Cell. Endocrinol. 242:80-95.

Lee, S.G. and D.L. Mykles. 2006. Proteomics and signal transduction in the crustacean molting gland. Integr. Comp. Biol. 46:965-977.

Medler, S., T.R. Lilley, J.H. Riehl, E.P. Mulder, E.S. Chang and D.L. Mykles. 2007. Myofibrillar gene expression in differentiating lobster claw muscles. J. Exp. Zool. 307A:281-295.

Lee, K.J., H.-W Kim, A.M. Gomez, E.S. Chang, J.A. Covi and D.L. Mykles. 2007. Molt-inhibiting hormone from the tropical land crab, Gecarcinus lateralis: cloning, tissue expression, and expression of biologically active recombinant peptide in yeast. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 150:505-513.

Lee, K.J., R.M. Doran and D.L. Mykles. 2007. Crustacean hyperglycemic hormone from the tropical land crab, Gecarcinus lateralis: cloning, isoforms, and tissue expression. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 154:174-183.

Lee, S. G., B. D. Bader, E.S. Chang and D.L. Mykles. 2007. Effects of elevated ecdysteriod on tissue expression of three guanylyl cyclases in the tropical land crab, Gecarcinus lateralis: possible roles of neuropeptide signaling in the molting gland. J. Exp. Biol. 210:3245-3254.

Lee, S.G., H.-W. Kim and D.L. Mykles. 2007. Guanylyl cyclases in the tropical land crab: Gecarcinus lateralis: cloning of soluble (NO-sensitive and -insensitive) and membrane receptor forms. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 2D:332-344.

Medler, S., E.S. Change and D.L. Mykles. 2007. Muscle-specific calpain is localized in regions near motor endplates in differentiating lobster claw muscles. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 148A:591-598.


Illustration: Close-up of the land crab (Gecarcinus lateralis)


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Student Awards for the SICB Annual Meeting

Two awards will be given in the Best Student Paper competition at the Annual Meeting, one for the best oral presentation and one for the best poster presentation. Each year the award will be titled in honor of a distinguished comparative physiologist or biochemist. The name of the honored person will be selected by the DCPB Executive Committee. Each award will include a certificate and monetary prize. Undergraduate students and graduate students who have not yet been awarded the PhD are eligible for the award, as are new PhD's who have received the degree no more than 12 months prior to the meeting. The work must be original and must be carried out principally by the student presenting the paper or poster. A student who applies must be a member of the Division of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry. In any one year, a student can enter either the oral or poster competition. A student awarded either the top DCPB poster or talk prize is not eligible for future DCPB student presentation contests. The DCPB Chair will appoint a DCPB member to chair the student competition and, in consultation with that member, will select the other judges.




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Ryan Paitz  Illinois State University 
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Edwin Price  University of North Texas 
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Natalie Pudalov  Colgate University 
Hollie Putnam  University of Hawaii 
Richard Puzdrowski  University of Houston Clear Lake 
Michael Quinlan  Midwestern University Department of Physiology 
Jonathan Rader  University of North Carolina 
Norman Ragg  Cawthron Institute 
Greg Ragland  University of Colorado, Denver 
Matthew Rand  Carleton College 
Paul Rawson  University of Maine School of Marine Sciences 
Sarah Redmond  Radford University 
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Ross Reid  University of Alabama, Birming 
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John Reiss  Humboldt State University Department of Biology 
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Emily Resner  Cal Poly SLO 
Julie Reynolds  Ohio State University 
Amanda Reynolds Kirby  University of North Texas 
Christopher Richardson  Northeastern University 
Melanie Richter  Western Kentucky University 
Lynn Riddiford  University of Washington 
Nada Rifai  Colorado State University 
Claire Riggs  Portland State University 
Larry G. Riley  California State University at Fresno 
Jessica Rippamonti  University of North Texas 
Clare Rittschof  Pennsylvania State Univ 
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Alison Roark  Furman University 
Thomas Roberts  Brown University 
Stephen P. Roberts  UNLV 
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Robert Roer  UNC Wilmington 
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Louise Rollins-Smith  Vanderbilt Univ 
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Amie Romney  Portland State University 
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Katherine Rott  UW-Madison 
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Allison Rugila  Stony Brook University 
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Taylor Salaguinto  Whitman College 
Karine Salin  Institute of Biodiversity 
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James Sargent  Arizona State University 
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Carl Schmidt  University of Delaware 
Jill Schneider   
Stephan Schoech  University of Memphis 
Sarah Schorno  University of Guelph 
Julie Schram  Oregon Institute of Marine Biology 
Alex Schreiber  St Lawrence University 
Patricia Schulte  UBC 
George Schulte  Truman State University 
Eric Schultz  University of Connecticut 
Eric Schuppe  Wake Forest University 
Tonia Schwartz  Auburn University 
Rena Schweizer  University of Montana 
Anthony Scibelli  Tufts University 
Michael Sears  Clemson University 
Stephen Secor  University of Alabama 
Kyle Selcer  Duquesne Univ 
Nathan Senner  University of Montana 
Anusha Shankar  Stony Brook University 
Kimberly Sheldon  University of Tennessee 
Robin Sherman  Nova Southeastern University 
Michelle Shero  University of Alaska Anchorage 
Alexander Shingleton  Lake Forest College 
Kartick Shirur  University of Mississippi 
Rachel Silliman  University of Southern Indiana 
Dee Silverthorn  U Texas Dell Medical School 
Brent Sinclair  U Western Ontario 
Aubrey Sirman   
Robert Skolik  University of Louisville 
Michele Skopec  Weber State University 
Megan Skrip  North Carolina State University 
garett slater   
Wendy Smith  Northeastern University 
Brandt Smith   
Inna Sokolova  University of Rostcok 
Vanna Sombatsaphay   
George Somero  Stanford University Department of Biological Sciences 
Derek Somo  University of British Columbia 
Elizabeth Soo  Hendrix College 
Jennifer Souther   
Stacia Sower  Univ New Hampshire 
Daniel Speiser  University of South Carolina 
Manoj Srinivasan  The Ohio State University 
Maria Stager  University of Montana 
Zach Stahlschmidt  University of the Pacific 
Robert Stavn  University of North Carolina 
Tristan Stayton  Bucknell University 
Elizah Stephens  George Fox Univ 
Antoine Stier  University of Glasgow 
Tyler Stigall  Allegheny College 
Jonathon Stillman  SFSU & Berkeley 
Ashley Stoehr  Univ. of Mass. Dartmouth 
Kristin Stover   
Emma Strand  Loyola Marymount University 
Madeline Strom   
James Strother  Oregon State University 
Stanley Stupski   
Adam P. Summers  Friday Harbor Laboratories 
Cory Suski  University of Illinois 
David Swanson  Univ South Dakota 
Brook Swanson  Gonzaga Univ 
Eli Swanson  University of Minnesota 
Sharon Swartz  Brown University 
Alison Sweeney  University of Pennsylvania 
Andre Szejner Sigal  UC Berkeley 
Uzma Tahir  Northern Arizona University 
William Talbot  Univ of New Mexico 
Sherry Tamone  University of Alaska Southeast 
Richelle Tanner  UC Berkeley 
David Tapley  Salem State University 
Ann Tarrant   
Rory Telemeco  Auburn University 
Kimberly Terrell  Memphis Zoo 
Nora Terwilliger  Univ of Oregon OIMB 
Vicki Thill  University of Nevada, Reno 
Nicole Thometz  University of San Francisco 
David Thompson  Northern Kentucky University 
Milinda Thompson  California State University Fullerton 
Shauna Tietze  Georgia Southern University 
Michael Tift  Scripps Inst. of Oceanography 
Michael Tobler   
Lars Tomanek  California Poly State University 
Alex Torson  North Dakota State University 
James Townsend  University of Pennsylvania 
Jantina Toxopeus  University of Western Ontario, Biology Dept 
Christopher Tracy  California State University Fullerton 
C. Tracy  U of Nevada Reno 
Lisa Treidel  UC Berkeley 
Gianna Tricola   
Terry Trier  Grand Valley State University 
Lloyd Trueblood  La Sierra University 
Stephen Trumble  Baylor University 
Henry Tsai  Brown University 
Olivia Tsai   
Jyuan-Ru Tsai   
Jack Tseng  American Museum of Nat. His. 
Brian Tsukimura  California State Univ Fresno 
Matthew Turner  Furman University 
Kay Tweeten  St. Catherine University 
Laura Unfried   
Magalie Valere Rivet  Loma Linda University 
Glen Van Der Kraak  University of Guelph 
James Van Dyke  Charles Sturt University 
Freya van Kesteren  University of Michigan 
Matthew Van Sant  Cameron University 
Jason Vance  College of Charleston 
John Vanden Brooks  Midwestern University 
Maria Vasquez  Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 
Maria Vasquez   
Jonathan Velotta  University of Montana 
Brandy Velten   
Tomer Ventura  Uni of Sunshine Coast 
E. Alan Verde  Maine Maritime Academy 
Francois Vezina  Universite du Quebec Rimouski 
Maren Vitousek  Cornell University 
Melissa Voisinet  California Polytechnic State U 
Mary Beth Voltura  SUNY-Cortland 
Margaret Voss  Syracuse University 
Josiah Wagner  Portland State University 
Brian Walker  Fairfield University 
George Wang  Max Planck Institute for Devel 
Robin Warne  Southern Illinois University 
James Waters  Providence College 
Charles Watson  Midwestern State University 
Glen Watson  University of Louisiana Lafaye 
Charles Watts-Kerr   
Beck Wehrle  UC Irvine 
Virginia M Weis  Oregon State University 
David Weisblat  UC Berkeley 
James Welch  Wittenberg University 
Kenneth Welch  Univ. Toronto Scarborough 
Nathan Weston  George Fox Univ 
Craig White   
John Whiteman   
Thane Wibbels  UAB 
Athula Wikramanayake  University of Miami 
Travis Wilcoxen  Millikin University 
Tony Williams  Simon Fraser University 
Terrie Williams  Univ of California 
Caroline Williams  U California Berkeley 
Charles Williams  University of Washington 
Jason Williams  Southern Illinois University 
Sara Wilmsen  University of North Texas 
John Wingfield  University of California 
Colleen Winstead   
Josh Winward  Colgate University 
Michal Wojciechowski  Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland 
Donna Wolcott  NC State Univ 
Thomas Wolcott  North Carolina State University Department of MEAS 
Blair Wolf  Univ of New Mexico 
Cole Wolf  UMT 
Steven Woll  Portland State University 
William Wonderly  UC - Santa Barbara 
H. Art Woods  Univ Montana 
Joni Wright   
Jeanette Wyneken  Florida Atlantic Univ 
Paul Yancey  Whitman College 
Jeff Kang Nian Yap  Simon Fraser University 
Zvi Yaron  Tel Aviv University 
Julia York  University of Austin Texas 
Daniel Zajic  Portland State University 
Edward Zalisko  Blackburn College 
William Zamer  Ntnl Science Fndtn 
Jerrold Zar  Northern Illinois University 
Eduardo Zattara  Indiana University 
Anthony Zera  University of Nebraska 
Enmin Zou  Nicholls State Univ