Jose Ignacio Arroyo

Jose Ignacio Arroyo
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile | UC · Departamento de Ecología

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We performed phylogenetic analyses of HBG genes to assess its origin and interspecific variation among primates. Our analyses showed variation in HBG genes copy number ranging from one to three, some of them pseudogenes. For platyrrhines HBG genes, phylogenetic reconstructions of flanking regions recovered orthologous clades with distinct topologie...
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The circadian clock is a central oscillator that coordinates endogenous rhythms. Members of six gene families underlie the metabolic machinery of this system. Although this machinery appears to correspond to a highly conserved genetic system in metazoans, it has been recognized that vertebrates possess a more diverse gene inventory than that of non...
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Background Hair represents an evolutionary innovation that appeared early on mammalian evolutionary history, and presumably contributed significantly to the rapid radiation of the group. An interesting event in hair evolution has been its secondary loss in some mammalian groups, such as cetaceans, whose hairless phenotype appears to be an adaptive...
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The relaxin/insulin-like gene family includes signaling molecules that perform a variety of physiological roles mostly related to reproduction and neuroendocrine regulation. Several previous studies have focused on the evolutionary history of relaxin genes in anthropoid primates, with particular attention on resolving the duplication history of RLN...
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The hemoglobin of jawed vertebrates is a heterotetramer protein that contains two α- and two β-chains, which are encoded by members of α- and β-globin gene families. Given the hemoglobin role in mediating an adaptive response to chronic hypoxia, it is likely that this molecule may have experienced a selective pressure during the evolution of cetace...
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Cetaceans, early in their evolutionary history, had developed many physiological adaptations to secondarily return to the sea. Among these adaptations, changes in molecules that transport oxygen and that ultimately support large periods of acute tissue hypoxia probably represent one big step toward the conquest of aquatic environments. Myoglobin co...
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The relaxin/insulin-like (RLN/INSL) gene family comprises a group of signaling molecules that perform physiological roles related mostly to reproduction and neuroendocrine regulation. They are found on three different locations in the mammalian genome, which have been called relaxin family locus (RFL) A, B, and C. Early in placental mammalian evolu...
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The relaxin gene family is a group of genes involved in different physiological roles, most of them related to reproduction. In vertebrates the genes in this family are located in three separate chromosomal locations, and have been called relaxin family locus (RFL) A, B, and C. Among mammals the RFLA and RFLC are the most conserved as no gene copy-...

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