Faculty Projects and Publications

Andre P. Seale

Affiliate Research Faculty

Education

Research Interests

  1. Osmoreception: signal transduction of environmental salinity changes into physiological responses at the cellular and organismic levels in fish; regulation of prolactin cells by external and neuroendocrine factors and the role of second messenger systems.
  2. Osmoregulation: salt and water balance and its interplay with growth, metabolism and stress in fish.
  3. Environmental adaptation of fish: endocrine and specialized cellular responses to extreme conditions.

Publications

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Tipsmark, C. K., Breves, J. P., Seale, A. P., Lerner, D. T., Hirano, T., Grau, E. G..  Switching of Na+, K+-ATPase isoform gene expression by salinity and prolactin in the gill of a euryhaline cichlid. Journal of Endocrinology. Submitted, Dec 2010.

Breves, J. P., Seale, A. P., Helms, R. E., Tipsmark, C. K., Hirano, T., Grau, E. G. (2011). Dynamic gene expression of GH/PRL-family hormone receptors in gill and kidney during freshwater-acclimation of Mozambique tilapia. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 158, 194-200.

Seale, A. P., Mita, M., Hirano, T., and Grau, E. G. (2011). Involvement of the cAMP messenger system and extracellular Ca2+ during hyposmotically-induced prolactin release in the Mozambique tilapia. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 170, 401-407.

Seale, A. P. , de Jesus, L. A., Park, M. C., and Kim, Y. S. (2006). Vanadium and insulin increase adiponectin production in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Pharmacol Res. 54, 30-8.

Seale, A. P., Fiess, J. C., Hirano, T., Cooke, I. M., and Grau, E. G. (2006). Disparate release of prolactin and growth hormone from the tilapia pituitary in response to osmotic stimulation. Gen Comp Endocrinol 145, 222-31.

Seale, A. P., Hirano, T., and Grau, E. G. (2006). Osmoreception: a fish model for a fundamental sensory modality. In"Fish Endocrinology" (G. Zaccone and M. Reinecke, Eds.)., pp. 419-440. Oxford & IBH Publishing Company.

Seale, A. P., Hirano, T., and Grau, E. G. (2005). Stimulus-secretion coupling in the osmoreceptive prolactin cell of the tilapia. In "Mechanosensitivity of the Cells from Various Tissues" (A. Kamkin and I. Kiseleva, Eds.), pp. 371-389. Academia, Moscow.

Shepherd, B. S., Weber, G. M., Vijayan, M. M., Seale, A. P. , Riley, L. G., Richman, N. H., Hirano, T., and Grau, E. G. (2005). Control of growth in tilapia: developments and prospects. In "Tilapias: Culture, Nutrition and Feeding" (C. D. Webster and C. E. Lim, Eds.). Haworth Press.

Kajimura, S., Seale, A.P., Hirano, T., and Grau, E. G. (2005). Physiological Concentrations of Ouabain Rapidly Inhibit Prolactin Release from the Tilapia Pituitary. Gen Comp Endocrinol 143, 240-50.

Seale, A. P. , de Jesus, L. A., Kim, S. Y., Choi, Y. H., Lim, H. B., Hwang, C. S., and Kim, Y. S. (2005). Development of an automated protein-tyrosine phosphatase 1B inhibition assay and the screening of putative insulin-enhancing vanadium(IV) and zinc(II) complexes. Biotechnol Lett 27, 221-5.

Seale, A. P., Cooke, I., Hirano, T., and Grau, G. (2004). Evidence that IP(3) and Ryanodine-sensitive Intra-cellular Ca2+ stores are not involved in Acute Hyposmotically-Induced Prolactin Release in Tilapia. Cell Physiol Biochem14, 155-66.

Seale, A. P., Weber, G. M., Richman, N. H., 3rd, Stetson, M., Hirano, T., and Grau, E. G. (2004). Cell size regulates hormone release in the osmoreceptive prolactin cell of the euryhaline tilapia, Oreochromis mssambicus. In "Trends in Comparative Endocrinology. Proceedings of the Fifth Congress of Asia and Oceania Society for Comparative Endocrinology" (T. Oishi, K.Tsutsui, S. Tanaka, and S. Kikuyama, Eds.), pp. 138-140.

Weber, G. M., Seale, A. P., Richman, N. H., Stetson, M., and Grau, E. G. (2004). Hormone release is tied to changes in cell size in the osmoreceptive prolactin cell of a euryhaline teleost fish, the tilapia, Oreochromis mossambicus. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol.138, 8-13.

Hyde, G. N., Seale, A. P., Grau, E. G., and Borski, R. J. (2004). Cortisol rapidly suppresses intracellular calcium and voltage-gated calcium channel activity in prolactin cells of the tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus). Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 286, E626-33.

Seale, A. P., Richman, N. H., 3rd, Hirano, T., Cooke, I., and Grau, E. G. (2003). Cell volume increase and extracellular Ca2+ are needed for hyposmotically induced prolactin release in tilapia. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol 284, C1280-9.

Seale, A. P., Richman, N. H., 3rd, Hirano, T., Cooke, I., and Grau, E. G. (2003). Evidence that signal transduction for osmoreception is mediated by stretch-activated ion channels in tilapia. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol 284, C1290-6.

Seale, A. P., Itoh, T., Moriyama, S., Takahashi, A., Kawauchi, H., Sakamoto, T., Fujimoto, M., Riley, L. G., Hirano, T., and Grau, E. G. (2002). Isolation and characterization of a homologue of mammalian prolactin-releasing peptide from the tilapia brain and its effect on prolactin release from the tilapia pituitary. Gen Comp Endocrinol 125, 328-39.

Seale, A. P., Riley, L. G., Leedom, T. A., Kajimura, S., Dores, R. M., Hirano, T., and Grau, E. G. (2002). Effects of environmental osmolality on release of prolactin, growth hormone and ACTH from the tilapia pituitary. Gen Comp Endocrinol 128, 91-101.

Hirano, T., Leedom, T. A., Seale, A. P., and Grau, E. G. (2002). Facilitative effects of angiotensin II on prolactin cell responses to osmotic stimulation in tilapia. Symp Soc Exp Biol, 97-108.

Seale, A. P., Richman, N. H., Riley, L. G., Hirano, T., and Grau, E. G. (2000). The Control of Prolactin Secretion in Tilapia: Hypothalamic and Environmental Factors. In "Proceedings of the Japan Society for Comparative Endocrinology" (Y. Sasayama and N. Suzuki, Eds.), Vol. 15, pp. 2, Noto, Japan.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Seale, A.P. and Seale, L.A. (2009). “Tropical Marine Gardens” 240 pps. Metalivros, São Paulo. ISBN 978-85-85371-83-8

Pinca S., Koltes K.,  Seale A. P. (2006). Ailuk Marine Resources Assessment, 2006.

 

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