Denise C Darling

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OBJECTIVES Arginine deficiency may contribute to microvascular dysfunction, but previous studies suggest that arginine supplementation may be harmful in sepsis. Systemic arginine availability can be estimated by measuring the ratio of arginine to its endogenous inhibitors, asymmetric and symmetric dimethylarginine. We hypothesized that the(More)
The finalinstar larva of Calindoea trifascialis is described and illustrated for the first time, including chaetotaxy. All instars have paired fleshy lateral protuberances associated with large exocrine glands on the first abdominal segment. When disturbed, the larvae secrete defensive allomones that deter ants. The larvae construct tent-like feeding(More)
A parasitoid assemblage consisting of four hymenopteran species caused larval and pupal mortality of the host Gnorimoschema gallaeosolidaginis. In the absence of discrete host patches, the relationship between densities of hosts and parasitized hosts was examined on scales of 0.25, 1, 4, 16 and 25 m2 within a 400 m2 plot and between ten 16 m2 plots within a(More)
INTRODUCTION Ultrasound measurements of brachial artery reactivity in response to stagnant ischemia provide estimates of microvascular function and conduit artery endothelial function. We hypothesized that brachial artery reactivity would independently predict severe sepsis and severe sepsis mortality. METHODS This was a combined case-control and(More)
OBJECTIVE Nitric oxide deficiency may contribute to microvascular dysfunction in sepsis. Current physiologic paradigms contend that nitrite and/or S-nitrosohemoglobin mediate intravascular delivery of nitric oxide. These nitric oxide metabolites are purportedly consumed during hemoglobin deoxygenation, producing nitric oxide and coupling intravascular(More)
The prepupation caterpillar of the Southeast Asian moth Calindoea trifascialis constructs a leaf shelter that jumps across the ground using a jumping method novel among the insects. We found that movement path direction was correlated to the direction opposite to the most intense light. Correlated random walk (CRW) analyses found net squared displacements(More)
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