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Roles of insulin resistance and beta-cell dysfunction in dexamethasone-induced diabetes.
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It is concluded that dexamethasone induces insulin resistance, whether or not it induces hyperglycemia, and GLUT-2-positive beta cells are reduced, high Km glucose transport into beta cells is attenuated and the insulin response to glucose is absent.
Morphology of the spermatozoa of the iguanian lizards Uta stansburiana and Urosaurus ornatus (Squamata, Phrynosomatidae).
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The sperm of Uta and Urosaurus show strong similarities to those of the agamids and polychrotids and the spermatozoal autapomorphies for the Phrynosomatidae were found.
A synopsis of the milliped genus Brachycybe Wood, 1864 (Platydesmida: Andrognathidae)
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The milliped genus Brachycybe Wood, 1864 comprises seven species in the eastern and western United States and Japan/South Korea and China (onespecies each); it is provisionally assigned to a broad-bodied platydesmid in Taiwan that may constitute an eighthspecies.
DISTRIBUTION OF THE MILLIPED GENUS NARCEUS RAFINESQUE, 1820 (SPIROBOLIDA: SPIROBOLIDAE): OCCURRENCES IN NEW ENGLAND AND WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER; A SUMMARY OF PERIPHERAL LOCALITIES; AND FIRST
Abstract The milliped genus Narceus Rafinesque, 1820 (Spirobolida: Spirobolidae) occupies parts or all of 2 Canadian provinces, Québec and Ontario; every U.S. state east of the Mississippi River; and
Distribution, Abundance, and Genetic Diversity of Clinostomum spp. Metacercariae (Trematoda: Digenea) in a Modified Ozark Stream System
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It is hypothesized that the adjunct man-made pond has created an ecological situation that brings the cercariae of this parasite into contact with novel stream salamander hosts, and fishes and salamanders at this site are primarily infected with Clinostomum marginatum.
The Coccidia (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) of Testudines, with descriptions of three new species
Three new species of Coccidia (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) are described from turtles in Texas, U.S.A. Oocysts of Eimeria texana sp.n. were found in 2/8 (25%) Texas cooters, Pseudemys texana, and are
Helminth Parasites of Selected Amphibians and Reptiles from the Republic of Ecuador
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When compared to other South American countries, the majority of parasites reported herein for Ecuador have been reported previously in herpetofauna from Brazil.
Protozoan, helminth, and arthropod parasites of the spotted chorus frog, Pseudacris clarkii (Anura: Hylidae), from north-central Texas
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Thirty-nine juvenile and adult spotted chorus frogs, Pseudacris clarkii, were collected from 3 counties of north-central Texas and examined for parasites and found to be infected with 1 or more parasites.
Description of Isospora schlegeli sp.nov. (Apicomplexa : eimeriidae) from gekkonid lizards in the South Pacific
A new species of coccidian was recovered from feces of Hemidactylus frenatus (type host) and Lepidodactylus lugubris from the South Pacific. Oocysts of Isospora schlegeli sp.nov. are subspherical,
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