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Cytoskeletal rearrangement mediates human microvascular endothelial tight junction modulation by cytokines.
TLDR
Findings suggest that the F actin cytoskeleton plays a central role in endothelial TJ barrier regulation and that dynamic cytoskeletal alterations may primarily control vascular permeability.
Fundamentals of insect physiology.
INSECT PHYSIOLOGY: PROBLEMS IN TERMINOLOGY (M. Blum). Circulatory Systems (J. Woodring). Nutrition and Digestive Organs (J. McFarlane). Excretory Systems (D. Cochran). The Integument (H. Hepburn).
Semiochemical parsimony in the Arthropoda.
  • M. Blum
  • Biology, Medicine
    Annual review of entomology
  • 1996
TLDR
The availability of a variety of pheromones and allomones has enabled arthropods to evolve an elegant semiochemical parsimony with which to exploit the biological milieu.
The chemistry of fire ant venom
Abstract Five alkaloids, three trans-2-methyl-6-alkylpiperidines, and two unsaturated analogues, have been identified in the venom of the red form of the fire ant, Solenopsis saevissima. The
Citral in stingless bees: isolation and functions in trail-laying and robbing.
TLDR
Citral is identified as the probable key factor responsible for the successful robbing activities of L. limao workers and the role of exocrine products which are employed as allomones by robbing bees and ants is discussed.
Fire ant venoms: comparative analyses of alkaloidal components.
TLDR
The alkaloids of the red and black forms mainly contain an alkenyl group in position 6 and a trans configuration of the substituents on the piperidine ring, while those of the two indigenous species of North American fire ants contain alkyl substituent which are both cis and trans on the ring.
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