AIM The sex hormones 17β-estradiol (βES) and progesterone (PRG) induce rapid non-genomic vasodilator effects which could be protective for the cardiovascular system. The purpose of this study was to analyze the mechanisms underlying their vasodilator effect in rat aortic smooth muscle preparations. METHODS Endothelium-denuded aorta artery rings were… (More)
Two new species of Coleoxestia Aurivillius, 1912 are described from Brazil: Coleoxestia apeara, and Coleoxestia moromokoi. Both are included in a previous key.
Three new species of Cerambycidae are described from the Brazilian Amazonian region: Psapharochrus bezarki (Lamiinae, Acanthoderini); Xenofrea ayri (Lamiinae, Xenofreini); and Mecometopus wappesi (Cerambycinae, Clytini). Mecometopus wappesi is added to a previous key.
Four new species of Cerambycidae are described from Paraguay: Eraninatomentilla (Hemilophini); Mimasyngenesconcolor (Desmiphorini); Recchiadrechseli (Aerenicini); and Microibidionbimaculatum (Neoibidionini). The new species are included in known keys.
Four new species of Desmiphorini are described: Desmiphora (Desmiphora) orozcoi, from Belize; Estolawappesi, from Bolivia; Estolaimitatrix, from Bolivia; and Gyrpanetesclarkei, from Bolivia. A key to the species of Gyrpanetes is provided, and Estolawappesi and Estolaimitatrix are included in an existing key.
Two new species are described from Bahia (Brazil): Coleoxestiabeckeri (Cerambycini), and Oncioderesobliqua (Onciderini). Nine species are recorded for the first time for Bahia (Brazil). Key to species of Oncioderes Martins & Galileo, 1990 is provided. Coleoxestiabeckeri is included in a previous key.
Five new species of Lamiinae are described from Bolivia, all named after James E. Wappes: Xenofreawappesi (Xenofreini); Anobriumwappesi (Pteropliini); Cotycicuiarawappesi, Nesozineuswappesi, and Psapharochruswappesi (Acanthoderini). Anobriumwappesi, Cotycicuiarawappesi, and Nesozineuswappesi are included in known keys. A short note on the name and date of… (More)
Two new species of the genus Stenandra Lameere, 1912 are described: Stenandra saitoae from Sulawesi of Indonesia and Stenandra asiatica from Vietnam. A key to the species of the Stenandra is given.
The history of the genus Trichocnemis LeConte, 1851 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Prioninae) is discussed. Its taxonomic status in relation to the genera Ergates Audinet-Serville, 1832 and Callergates Lameere, 1904 is clarified. The synonymy of Macrotoma californica White, 1853, Macrotoma spiculigera White, 1853, and Trichocnemis spiculatus LeConte, 1851 is… (More)