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Antibacterial properties of serum from the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis).
Treatment of alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) and human serum samples with Escherichia coli resulted in a time- and concentration-dependent inhibition of bacterial proliferation. WhenExpand
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Antiviral activity of serum from the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis).
Serum from wild alligators was collected and tested for antibiotic activity against three enveloped viruses using cell-based assays. Alligator serum demonstrated antiviral activities against humanExpand
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Characterization of serum complement activity of saltwater (Crocodylus porosus) and freshwater (Crocodylus johnstoni) crocodiles.
We employed a spectroscopic assay, based on the hemolysis of sheep red blood cells (SRBCs), to assess the innate immune function of saltwater and freshwater crocodiles in vitro. Incubation of serumExpand
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Identification of alternative pathway serum complement activity in the blood of the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis).
Incubation of different dilutions of alligator serum with sheep red blood cells (SRBCs) that had not been sensitized with antibodies resulted in concentration-dependent hemolytic activity. ThisExpand
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Febrile response to infection in the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis).
Temperature probes were inserted into the stomachs of juvenile American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) maintained outdoors at ambient fluctuating temperatures. Internal body temperaturesExpand
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Effects of bacterial lipopolysaccharide on thermoregulation in green anole lizards (Anolis carolinensis).
Fever is a non-specific host defense mechanism that comprises part of the innate immune response. Innate immune function is thought to be an important adaptive immunological response to infectionExpand
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Comparisons of innate immune activity of all known living crocodylian species.
Serum samples from all twenty-three known living members of the Crocodylia were tested for antibacterial activity against eight bacterial species. These data were used to generate an immune profileExpand
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Immunotoxicity of commercial-mixed glyphosate in broad snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris).
The expansion and intensification of agriculture during the past 50 years is unprecedented, and thus environmental problems have been triggered at different scales. These transformations have causedExpand
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Methyltestosterone alters sex determination in the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis).
Effects of xenobiotics can be organizational, permanently affecting anatomy during embryonic development, and/or activational, influencing transitory actions during adulthood. The organizationalExpand
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Characterization of phospholipase A(2) activity in serum of the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis).
PLA(2) is a diverse class of enzymes with a broad spectrum of physiological functions. Secretory PLA(2) isoforms have been reported to exhibit important innate immune function in higher vertebrates.Expand
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