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Reconfiguration of the immune system network during food limitation in the caterpillar Manduca sexta
ABSTRACT Dwindling resources might be expected to induce a gradual decline in immune function. However, food limitation has complex and seemingly paradoxical effects on the immune system. ExaminingExpand
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The parasitic wasp Cotesia congregata uses multiple mechanisms to control host (Manduca sexta) behaviour
ABSTRACT Some parasites alter the behaviour of their hosts. The larvae of the parasitic wasp Cotesia congregata develop within the body of the caterpillar Manduca sexta. During the initial phase ofExpand
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The behavioural effects of predator-induced stress responses in the cricket (Gryllus texensis): the upside of the stress response
SUMMARY Predator-induced stress responses are thought to reduce an animal's risk of being eaten. Therefore, these stress responses should enhance anti-predator behaviour. We found that individualExpand
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Predator exposure-induced immunosuppression: trade-off, immune redistribution or immune reconfiguration?
ABSTRACT Although predator exposure increases the risk of wound infections, it typically induces immunosuppression. A number of non-mutually exclusive hypotheses have been put forward to explain thisExpand
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A viral aphrodisiac in the cricket Gryllus texensis
We identified the insect iridovirus IIV-6/CrIV as a pathogen of the cricket Gryllus texensis using electron microscopy (EM) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis. EM showed that the virusExpand
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The double‐edged sword of immune defence and damage control: do food availability and immune challenge alter the balance?
Summary Animal immune systems must adaptively balance aggressive immune resistance (ability to destroy pathogens) with infection tolerance (ability to withstand the negative effects of infection;Expand
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Temporomandibular Joint Involvement in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Challenges in Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcomes
Purpose of the reviewJuvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common arthritis in the pediatric population. Manifestation of arthritis in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) presents uniqueExpand