Chrisopher M Leigh

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The endocrine pancreas of the Australian wedge-tailed eagle, Aquila audax, was investigated by means of immunocytochemistry using the PAP method at the light microscopic level. Serial paraffin sections were stained with haematoxylin and eosin, aldehyde fuchsin, and Grimelius' silver impregnation method in each of the lobes-dorsal, ventral, third and splenic(More)
It was found that bee (Apis mellifera) venom, red-back spider (Latrodectus mactans) venom, blue-ringed octopus (Hapalochlaena maculosa) venom, ten different snake venoms, phospholipase A2 and four snake toxins caused sphero-echinocytosis of human red blood cells at 200 ng/ml. Most venoms and toxins lost the ability to deform human red blood cells when their(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is a product of alternative RNA processing of the calcitonin gene. Its dual occurrence in nerves and endocrine cells makes it likely to be both a neuropeptide and an endocrine (paracrine) messenger. The purpose of this study was to determine whether CGRP-containing cells are present in the pancreas of(More)
The endocrine pancreas of the Australian fat-tailed dunnart (Sminthopsis crassicaudata) was investigated by means of immunocytochemistry using the avidin-biotin-peroxidase technique. This was a light microscopic study using this established technique and has not been previously investigated. Serial paraffin sections were stained individually with primary(More)
The endocrine pancreas of the Australian brush-tailed possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) was investigated by means of immunocytochemistry using the avidin-biotin-peroxidase technique. This was a light microscopic study using this established technique. Serial paraffin sections were stained individually with primary antibodies for glucagon, insulin,(More)
Skeletal components and the exudate of the sponge Neofibularia mordens, as well as four fractions of the extract were investigated. Possible causes, and management, of the contact dermatitis resulting from application of extract fractions were studied. Antimicrobial activity of the sponge extract fractions, together with their effect on small crustaceans,(More)
This study describes the morphology of the spermatozoon from the cauda epididymidis of representative members of two squirrel subfamilies, the Sciurinae and Callosciurinae, as determined by fluorescent, scanning, and transmission electron microscopy. All species examined possess a massive apical segment of the sperm acrosome. It varied markedly in the(More)
The endocrine pancreas of the southern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons) was investigated by means of electron-microscope immunocytochemistry using the protein A--gold technique on London resin (LR) white-embedded tissue. The primary antibodies used were raised against insulin, glucagon, somatostatin and pancreatic polypeptide. The morphology of(More)
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