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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913150/juvenile-hormone-titers-ovarian-status-and-epicuticular-hydrocarbons-in-gynes-and-workers-of-the-paper-wasp-belonogaster-longitarsus
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Hans C Kelstrup, Klaus Hartfelder, Nanike Esterhuizen, Theresa C Wossler
The prevailing paradigm for social wasp endocrinology is that of juvenile hormone (JH) functioning pleiotropically in potential and actual queens, where it fuels dominance behaviors, stimulates ovarian growth and/or affects the production of status-linked cuticular compounds. In colonies with annual cycles (e.g., temperate-zone species), female adults produced at the end of the summer (called gynes) are physiologically primed to hibernate. Despite the absence of egg-laying in the pre-overwintering phase, gynes engage in dominance interactions that may affect reproductive potential following hibernation...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899311/seasonal-biotic-and-abiotic-factors-affecting-hunting-strategy-in-free-living-saharan-sand-vipers-cerastes-vipera
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Sefi J A Horesh, Jaim Sivan, Avi Rosenstrauch, Itay Tesler, A Allan Degen, Michael Kam
Sit-and-wait ambushing and active hunting are two strategies used by predators to capture prey. In snakes, hunting strategy is conserved phylogenetically; most species employ only one strategy. Active hunters encounter and capture more prey but invest more energy in hunting and have higher risks of being predated. This trade-off is important to small predators. The small Cerastes vipera employs both modes of hunting, which is unlike most viperids which use only sit-and wait ambushing. This species hibernates in October and emerges in April...
November 26, 2016: Behavioural Processes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896650/neuroprotection-by-chlorpromazine-and-promethazine-in-severe-transient-and-permanent-ischemic-stroke
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Xiaokun Geng, Fengwu Li, James Yip, Changya Peng, Omar Elmadhoun, Jiamei Shen, Xunming Ji, Yuchuan Ding
Previous studies have demonstrated depressive or hibernation-like roles of phenothiazine neuroleptics [combined chlorpromazine and promethazine (C + P)] in brain activity. This ischemic stroke study aimed to establish neuroprotection by reducing oxidative stress and improving brain metabolism with post-ischemic C + P administration. Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to transient (2 or 4 h) middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) followed by 6 or 24 h reperfusion, or permanent (28 h) MCAO without reperfusion...
November 28, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885044/blood-clotting-behavior-is-innately-modulated-in-ursus-americanus-during-early-and-late-denning-relative-to-summer-months
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Tinen L Iles, Timothy G Laske, David L Garshelis, Paul A Iaizzo
Remarkably, American black bears (Ursus Americanus) are capable of varying their heart rates to coincide with their breathing, creating pauses of 30 seconds or more, yet they do not appear to suffer from embolic events. We evaluated some features of the clotting cascade of black bears, providing novel insights on the underlying mechanisms they evoke for embolic protection during hibernation.We measured activated clotting times, prothrombin times, and activated partial thromboplastin times during early-denning (December), late-denning (March), and summer (August)...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883035/telomeres-are-elongated-in-older-individuals-in-a-hibernating-rodent-the-edible-dormouse-glis-glis
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Franz Hoelzl, Steve Smith, Jessica S Cornils, Denise Aydinonat, Claudia Bieber, Thomas Ruf
Telomere shortening is thought to be an important biomarker for life history traits such as lifespan and aging, and can be indicative of genome integrity, survival probability and the risk of cancer development. In humans and other animals, telomeres almost always shorten with age, with more rapid telomere attrition in short-lived species. Here, we show that in the edible dormouse (Glis glis) telomere length significantly increases from an age of 6 to an age of 9 years. While this finding could be due to higher survival of individuals with longer telomeres, we also found, using longitudinal measurements, a positive effect of age on the rate of telomere elongation within older individuals...
November 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880791/common-noctule-bats-are-sexually-dimorphic-in-migratory-behaviour-and-body-size-but-not-wing-shape
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M Teague O'Mara, Karla Bauer, Dominik Blank, Justin W Baldwin, Dina K N Dechmann
Within the large order of bats, sexual size dimorphism measured by forearm length and body mass is often female-biased. Several studies have explained this through the effects on load carrying during pregnancy, intrasexual competition, as well as the fecundity and thermoregulation advantages of increased female body size. We hypothesized that wing shape should differ along with size and be under variable selection pressure in a species where there are large differences in flight behaviour. We tested whether load carrying, sex differential migration, or reproductive advantages of large females affect size and wing shape dimorphism in the common noctule (Nyctalus noctula), in which females are typically larger than males and only females migrate long distances each year...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878659/neural-signaling-metabolites-may-modulate-energy-use-in-hibernation
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Kelly L Drew, Carla Frare, Sarah A Rice
Despite an epidemic in obesity and metabolic syndrome limited means exist to effect adiposity or metabolic rate other than life style changes. Here we review evidence that neural signaling metabolites may modulate thermoregulatory pathways and offer novel means to fine tune energy use. We extend prior reviews on mechanisms that regulate thermogenesis and energy use in hibernation by focusing primarily on the neural signaling metabolites adenosine, AMP and glutamate.
November 23, 2016: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876647/the-invasive-asian-tiger-mosquito-aedes-albopictus-diptera-culicidae-in-germany-local-reproduction-and-overwintering
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D Walther, D E Scheuch, H Kampen
Within the framework of a German mosquito monitoring programme, the 'Mueckenatlas' (mosquito atlas) has been established as an instrument of citizen participation in mosquito mapping. In 2015, a strikingly large number of Aedes albopictus, which had not been considered established in Germany, was submitted. Three of six collection sites showed local reproduction, with demonstration of developmental stages over three months at two sites. The third populated site was checked only once in October. Developmental stages of Ae...
November 19, 2016: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876493/not-all-that-hibernates-necessarily-wakes-up
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EDITORIAL
Michael K Pasque
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 4, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873260/label-free-quantitation-of-ribosomal-proteins-from-bacillus-subtilis-for-antibiotic-research
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Sina Schäkermann, Pascal Prochnow, Julia E Bandow
Current research is focusing on ribosome heterogeneity as a response to changing environmental conditions and stresses, such as antibiotic stress. Altered stoichiometry and composition of ribosomal proteins as well as association of additional protein factors are mechanisms for shaping the protein expression profile or hibernating ribosomes. Here, we present a method for the isolation of ribosomes to analyze antibiotic-induced changes in the composition of ribosomes in Bacillus subtilis or other bacteria. Ribosomes and associated proteins are isolated by ultracentrifugation and proteins are identified and quantified using label-free mass spectrometry...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866230/differential-expression-and-emerging-functions-of-non-coding-rnas-in-cold-adaptation
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Jacques J Frigault, Mathieu D Morin, Pier Jr Morin
Several species undergo substantial physiological and biochemical changes to confront the harsh conditions associated with winter. Small mammalian hibernators and cold-hardy insects are examples of natural models of cold adaptation that have been amply explored. While the molecular picture associated with cold adaptation has started to become clearer in recent years, notably through the use of high-throughput experimental approaches, the underlying cold-associated functions attributed to several non-coding RNAs, including microRNAs (miRNAs) and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), remain to be better characterized...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853604/hibernation-in-a-primate-does-sleep-occur
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Marina B Blanco, Kathrin H Dausmann, Sheena L Faherty, Peter Klopfer, Andrew D Krystal, Robert Schopler, Anne D Yoder
During hibernation, critical physiological processes are downregulated and thermogenically induced arousals are presumably needed periodically to fulfil those physiological demands. Among the processes incompatible with a hypome tabolic state is sleep. However, one hibernating primate, the dwarf lemur Cheirogaleus medius, experiences rapid eye movement (REM)-like states during hibernation, whenever passively reaching temperatures above 30°C, as occurs when it hibernates in poorly insulated tree hollows under tropical conditions...
August 2016: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851832/winter-activity-of-coastal-plain-populations-of-bat-species-affected-by-white-nose-syndrome-and-wind-energy-facilities
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John F Grider, Angela L Larsen, Jessica A Homyack, Matina C Kalcounis-Rueppell
Across the entire distribution of a species, populations may have variable responses to environmental perturbations. Many bat species experience mortality in large portions of their range during hibernation and along migratory paths to and from wintering grounds, from White-nose syndrome (WNS) and wind energy development, respectively. In some areas, warm temperatures may allow bats to remain active through winter, thus decreasing their susceptibility to WNS and/or mortality associated with migration to wintering grounds...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848158/evidence-of-prolonged-torpor-in-goodman-s-mouse-lemurs-at-ankafobe-forest-central-madagascar
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Marina B Blanco, Andon'ny A Andriantsalohimisantatra, Tahiry V Rivoharison, Jean-Basile Andriambeloson
The small-bodied mouse lemurs of Madagascar (Microcebus) are capable of heterothermy (i.e., torpor or hibernation). The expression of these energy-saving strategies has been physiologically demonstrated in three species: M. berthae, the pygmy mouse lemur (daily torpor), M. murinus, the gray mouse lemur (daily torpor and hibernation), and M. griseorufus, the reddish-gray mouse lemur (daily, prolonged torpor and hibernation). Additional evidence, based on radiotracking and seasonal body mass changes, indicated that mouse lemur capabilities for heterothermy extended to M...
November 15, 2016: Primates; Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845399/hypometabolism-during-daily-torpor-in-mice-is-dominated-by-reduction-in-the-sensitivity-of-the-thermoregulatory-system
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Genshiro A Sunagawa, Masayo Takahashi
Some mammals enter a hypometabolic state either daily torpor (minutes to hours in length) or hibernation (days to weeks), when reducing metabolism would benefit survival. Hibernators demonstrate deep torpor by reducing both the sensitivity (H) and the theoretical set-point temperature (TR) of the thermogenesis system, resulting in extreme hypothermia close to ambient temperature. However, these properties during daily torpor remain poorly understood due to the very short steady state of the hypometabolism and the large variation among species and individuals...
November 15, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834030/does-the-grass-snake-natrix-natrix-squamata-serpentes-natricinae-fit-the-amniotes-specific-model-of-myogenesis
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Damian Lewandowski, Magda Dubińska-Magiera, Ewelina Posyniak, Weronika Rupik, Małgorzata Daczewska
In the grass snake (Natrix natrix), the newly developed somites form vesicles that are located on both sides of the neural tube. The walls of the vesicles are composed of tightly connected epithelial cells surrounding the cavity (the somitocoel). Also, in the newly formed somites, the Pax3 protein can be observed in the somite wall cells. Subsequently, the somite splits into three compartments: the sclerotome, dermomyotome (with the dorsomedial [DM] and the ventrolateral [VL] lips) and the myotome. At this stage, the Pax3 protein is detected in both the DM and VL lips of the dermomyotome and in the mononucleated cells of the myotome, whereas the Pax7 protein is observed in the medial part of the dermomyotome and in some of the mononucleated cells of the myotome...
November 10, 2016: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833457/itraq-based-proteomic-analysis-of-myofibrillar-contents-and-relevant-synthesis-and-proteolytic-proteins-in-soleus-muscle-of-hibernating-daurian-ground-squirrels-spermophilus-dauricus
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Hui Chang, Shan-Feng Jiang, Kai Dang, Hui-Ping Wang, Shen-Hui Xu, Yun-Fang Gao
BACKGROUND: Daurian ground squirrels (Spermophilus dauricus) deviate from significant increase of protein catabolism and loss of myofibrillar contents during long period of hibernation inactivity. METHODS: Here we use iTRAQ based quantitative analysis to examine proteomic changes in the soleus of squirrels in pre-hibernation, hibernation and post-hibernation states. The total proteolysis rate of soleus was measured by the release of the essential amino acid tyrosine from isolated muscles...
2016: Proteome Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830538/physiology-of-hibernating-larvae-of-the-pistachio-twig-borer-kermania-pistaciella-amsel-lepidoptera-tineidae-collected-from-akbari-cultivar-of-pistacia-vera-l
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M Mollaei, H Izadi, S Moharramipour, E Behroozi Moghadam
The pistachio twig borer, Kermania pistaciella Amsel (Lepidoptera: Tineidae), a key pest of pistachio trees, is a monovoltine pest living inside the feeding tunnel of pistachio twigs for almost 10 months in a year and overwinters there as last instar larvae. In this study, we measured some physiological parameters of overwintering field collected larvae of the pest. There were no changes in trehalose, glucose, and myo-inositol contents, but there were differences in the levels of total simple sugar and glycogen during overwintering...
November 9, 2016: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830334/the-effect-of-body-mass-and-diet-composition-on-torpor-patterns-in-a-malagasy-primate-microcebus-murinus
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Sheena L Faherty, C Ryan Campbell, Susan A Hilbig, Anne D Yoder
One of the most obvious physiological changes accompanying seasonal heterothermy in mammals is a fattening stage preceding periods of resource scarcity. This phenomenon reflects the interplay of both diet and physiology. Though the accrual of fat stores is known to be essential for overwintering in some species, the influence of diet on the physiology of torpor is not fully understood. Results from captive studies in heterothermic rodents and marsupials have indicated that when autumn diets are enriched with polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), animals receiving these diets experience deeper and more frequent torpor bouts than their counterparts receiving a control diet...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829469/effects-of-thermo-photoperiod-on-induction-and-termination-of-hibernation-in-chilo-partellus-swinhoe
#20
M K Dhillon, F Hasan, A K Tanwar, A S Bhadauriya
Determination of critical threshold for induction and termination of diapause (hibernation) are important for better understanding the bio-ecology and population dynamics of Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) under varying climatic conditions. We studied initiation and termination of hibernation under five temperature and photoperiod regimes viz., 27°C + 12L:12D, 22°C + 11.5L:12.5D, 18°C + 11L:13D, 14°C + 10.5L:13.5D and 10°C + 10L:14D under fixed and ramping treatments, and the observations were recorded on various phenological and developmental characteristics at weekly intervals...
November 10, 2016: Bulletin of Entomological Research
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