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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Angel Yanagihara, Venom Scientist

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Lots of open water swimmers have advice when it comes to jellyfish and stings, but no one in our opinion knows as much about jellyfish as biochemist Dr. Angel Yanagihara of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, a faculty member at the John A. Burns School of Medicine.

Here are some of her latest publications and research papers:

*Redescription of Alatina alata (Reynaud, 1830) (Cnidaria: Cubozoa) from Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean
*Long-Term Fluctuations in Circalunar Beach Aggregations of the Box Jellyfish Alatina moseri in Hawaii, with Links to Environmental Variability *Cubozoan Venom-Induced Cardiovascular Collapse Is Caused by Hyperkalemia and Prevented by Zinc Gluconate in Mice
*First Complete Mitochondrial Genome Sequence from a Box Jellyfish Reveals a Highly Fragmented Linear Architecture and Insights into Telomere Evolution
*Immunological and Toxinological Responses to Jellyfish Stings, Inflammation & Allergy
*Cnidarian (coelenterate) envenomations in Hawai'i improve following application
*Evolution of box jellyfish (Cnidaria: Cubozoa), a group of highly toxic invertebrates
*The ultrastructure of nematocysts from the fishing tentacle of the Hawaiian bluebottle, Physalia utriculus (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa, Siphonophora)
*TRPV1 as a key determinant in ciguatera and neurotoxic shellfish poisoning
*Ultrastructure of a novel eurytele nematocyst of Carybdea alata Reynaud (Cubozoa, Cnidaria)
*Partial purification and characterization of a hemolysin (CAH1) from Hawaiian box jellyfish (Carybdea alata) venom
*Jellyfish and other cnidarian envenomations cause pain by affecting TRPV1 channels
*A novel approach to the study of structure-function relationships in the sodium ion channel
*Secretogranin III directs secretory vesicle biogenesis in mast cells in a manner dependent upon interaction with chromogranin A.
*What To Know About Box Jellies
*Death by Jellyfish, The Mankiller Lurking in the Ocean That Should Terrify You More Than Sharks
*Angel of Venom
*Army at War

For more information on Dr. Yanagihara, visit here.

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