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Any of various aquatic, tongueless, clawed frogs of the genus Xenopus of southern Africa, certain species of which, especially the African clawed frog, are widely used for biological research.

[New Latin Xenopūs, genus name : xeno- + Greek pous, foot; see octopus.]
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(Animals) an African clawed frog of the genus Xenopus having no tongue
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Noun1.xenopus - an African clawed frogXenopus - an African clawed frog; in some classifications made the type genus of a separate family Xenopodidae
amphibian genus - any genus of amphibians
family Pipidae, Pipidae - tongueless frogs
African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis - a tongueless frog native to Africa; established in the United States as result of release of laboratory and aquarium animals
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Microvascular Anatomy of Olfactory and Accessory Olfactory (Vomeronasal) Organs in Adult Xenopus laevis: Scanning Electron Microscopy of Vascular Corrosion Casts
The work we've been doing involves injecting certain proteins into the oocytes of frogs of the genus Xenopus, which will help with understanding the fertilization processes.
The work we've been doing involves injecting certain proteins into the oocytes of frogs of the genus Xenopus , which will help with understanding the fertilization processes.
Identification of distinct classes and functional domains of Wnts through expression of wild-type and chimeric proteins in Xenopus embryos.
monodon (100% similarity), Eriocheir sinensis (100% similarity), Chlamys farreri (100% similarity), Artemia franciscan (100% similarity), Aedes aegypti (100% similarity) Argopecten irradians (100% similarity), Ixodes scapularis (100% similarity), Xenopus laevis (98% similarity) (Table I).
Especially dogs, cats, monkeys and African clawed frogs (Xenopus) were re-used.
Accordingly, TRPV1 receptor channel cRNAs were injected into Xenopus oocytes, and the regulatory action of gomisin A on the capsaicin-induced currents was examined.
The first AQP protein, named CHIP28 or AQP1, was isolated from human red blood cell in 1988 (Denker et al., 1988); its function as membrane water channel in Xenopus laevis oocytes was confirmed in 1992 (Preston et al., 1992).
Their topics include applying immunofluorescence to analyze connexin distribution and trafficking, the patch clamp analysis of gap junction channel properties, recording gap junction-mediated synaptic transmission in vivo at mixed synapses on the goldfish Mauthner cells, assessing connexin hemichannel function during ischemic injury and reperfusion, the functional characterization of connexin hemichannels using Xenopus oocytes and the two-electrode voltage clamp technique, and methods to examine the role of gap junction and pannexin channels in HIV infection.
As shown in Figure 3, PtCacyBP clustered with its homolog from Hydra magnipapillata (XP_002160778) but not into the clade containing the Xenopus (Silurana) tropicalis (NP_001011170) and Xenopus laevis (NP_001080214) homologs (Fig.
Susan Cohen-Cory and colleagues studied DHA's effect in the African clawed frog Xenopus laevis.