David Costantini

Summary

Affiliation: University of Rome La Sapienza
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi Inter-population variation of carotenoids in Galápagos land iguanas (Conolophus subcristatus)
    David Costantini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e dell Uomo, Universita La Sapienza, Viale dell Università 32, 00185 Roma, Italy
    Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol 142:239-44. 2005
  2. doi Temporal and spatial covariation of gender and oxidative stress in the Galápagos land iguana Conolophus subcristatus
    David Costantini
    Ornis italica, Piazza Crati 15, I 00199 Roma, Italy
    Physiol Biochem Zool 82:430-7. 2009
  3. doi Does immune response cause oxidative stress in birds? A meta-analysis
    David Costantini
    Ornis italica, Piazza Crati 15, 00199 Rome, Italy
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 153:339-44. 2009
  4. doi Short restraint time does not influence markers of serum oxidative stress in homing pigeons (Columba livia)
    D Costantini
    Division of Neuroanatomy and Behaviour, Institute of Anatomy, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl) 94:24-8. 2010
  5. doi Oxidative stress in ecology and evolution: lessons from avian studies
    David Costantini
    Ornis italica, Piazza Crati 15, I 00199 Roma, Italy
    Ecol Lett 11:1238-51. 2008
  6. doi Effects of corticosteroids on oxidative damage and circulating carotenoids in captive adult kestrels (Falco tinnunculus)
    David Costantini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e dell Uomo, Universita La Sapienza, Viale dell Università 32, 00185 Rome, Italy
    J Comp Physiol B 178:829-35. 2008
  7. doi Long flights and age affect oxidative status of homing pigeons (Columba livia)
    David Costantini
    Division of Neuroanatomy and Behaviour, Institute of Anatomy, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Exp Biol 211:377-81. 2008
  8. pmc Aggressive and non-aggressive personalities differ in oxidative status in selected lines of mice (Mus musculus)
    David Costantini
    Division of Neuroanatomy and Behaviour, Institute of Anatomy, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Biol Lett 4:119-22. 2008
  9. ncbi Male-biased predation of western green lizards by Eurasian kestrels
    David Costantini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e dell Uomo, Universita La Sapienza, Viale dell Università 32, Rome, Italy
    Naturwissenschaften 94:1015-20. 2007
  10. ncbi Effects of carotenoid supplementation on colour expression, oxidative stress and body mass in rehabilitated captive adult kestrels (Falco tinnunculus)
    David Costantini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e dell Uomo, Universita La Sapienza, Viale dell Università 32, 00185, Rome, Italy
    J Comp Physiol B 177:723-31. 2007

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. ncbi Inter-population variation of carotenoids in Galápagos land iguanas (Conolophus subcristatus)
    David Costantini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e dell Uomo, Universita La Sapienza, Viale dell Università 32, 00185 Roma, Italy
    Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol 142:239-44. 2005
    ..The variation in the overall carotenoid concentration between populations seems to be related to the differences in local abundance and type of food within and between islands...
  2. doi Temporal and spatial covariation of gender and oxidative stress in the Galápagos land iguana Conolophus subcristatus
    David Costantini
    Ornis italica, Piazza Crati 15, I 00199 Roma, Italy
    Physiol Biochem Zool 82:430-7. 2009
    ..These results suggest that reproductive activity and food abundance might act as determinants shaping levels and patterns of oxidative stress of land iguanas...
  3. doi Does immune response cause oxidative stress in birds? A meta-analysis
    David Costantini
    Ornis italica, Piazza Crati 15, 00199 Rome, Italy
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 153:339-44. 2009
    ....
  4. doi Short restraint time does not influence markers of serum oxidative stress in homing pigeons (Columba livia)
    D Costantini
    Division of Neuroanatomy and Behaviour, Institute of Anatomy, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl) 94:24-8. 2010
    ..These results suggest that maintaining homing pigeons in transport crates for a short time (i.e. 1-18 h) does not cause oxidative stress...
  5. doi Oxidative stress in ecology and evolution: lessons from avian studies
    David Costantini
    Ornis italica, Piazza Crati 15, I 00199 Roma, Italy
    Ecol Lett 11:1238-51. 2008
    ..Therefore, caution is needed in developing hypotheses or drawing general conclusions until additional data become available to perform more rigorous comparative analyses...
  6. doi Effects of corticosteroids on oxidative damage and circulating carotenoids in captive adult kestrels (Falco tinnunculus)
    David Costantini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e dell Uomo, Universita La Sapienza, Viale dell Università 32, 00185 Rome, Italy
    J Comp Physiol B 178:829-35. 2008
    ..In contrast, circulating carotenoids and body mass increased in both groups. These results suggest that stress hormones, such as corticosterone, may also act as modulators of oxidative stress in birds...
  7. doi Long flights and age affect oxidative status of homing pigeons (Columba livia)
    David Costantini
    Division of Neuroanatomy and Behaviour, Institute of Anatomy, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Exp Biol 211:377-81. 2008
    ..The results of the study suggest that long flights may cause oxidative stress, and that older individuals may experience higher physiological demands...
  8. pmc Aggressive and non-aggressive personalities differ in oxidative status in selected lines of mice (Mus musculus)
    David Costantini
    Division of Neuroanatomy and Behaviour, Institute of Anatomy, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Biol Lett 4:119-22. 2008
    ..This suggests that different animal personalities may be accompanied by differences in oxidative status, which may predict differences in longevity...
  9. ncbi Male-biased predation of western green lizards by Eurasian kestrels
    David Costantini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e dell Uomo, Universita La Sapienza, Viale dell Università 32, Rome, Italy
    Naturwissenschaften 94:1015-20. 2007
    ..Overall predation rates on lizards differed between habitats, depending on the year. We propose that the observed sex-biased predation is mainly due to sex differences in lizard behaviour...
  10. ncbi Effects of carotenoid supplementation on colour expression, oxidative stress and body mass in rehabilitated captive adult kestrels (Falco tinnunculus)
    David Costantini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e dell Uomo, Universita La Sapienza, Viale dell Università 32, 00185, Rome, Italy
    J Comp Physiol B 177:723-31. 2007
    ..Our findings suggest that, above a certain physiological threshold, carotenoids can cause detrimental effects. This is relevant for the trade-off between expression of sexual signals and the costs of maintaining/producing them...
  11. ncbi MF magnitude does not affect body condition, pro-oxidants and anti-oxidants in Eurasian kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) nestlings
    David Costantini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e dell Uomo, Universita La Sapienza, Viale dell Università 32, 00185 Roma, Italy
    Environ Res 104:361-6. 2007
    ..Comparisons with values recorded in nestlings from non-exposed nests seem to confirm the absence of any effect of exposure to MFs produced by power lines on the variables considered...
  12. ncbi Carotenoid availability does not limit the capability of nestling kestrels (Falco tinnunculus) to cope with oxidative stress
    David Costantini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e dell Uomo, Universita La Sapienza, Viale dell Università 32, 00185 Roma, Italy
    J Exp Biol 210:1238-44. 2007
    ..Our results show that (i) in general, younger nestlings actually have to cope with a high free radical production, and (ii) the ability of wild nestling kestrels to cope with oxidative stress is not affected by carotenoid availability...
  13. ncbi Oxidative damage and anti-oxidant capacity in two migratory bird species at a stop-over site
    David Costantini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e dell Uomo, Universita La Sapienza, Viale dell Università 32, 00185 Roma, Italy
    Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol 144:363-71. 2007
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  14. ncbi Correlates of oxidative stress in wild kestrel nestlings (Falco tinnunculus)
    David Costantini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e dell Uomo, Universita La Sapienza, Viale dell Università 32, 00185, Rome, Italy
    J Comp Physiol B 176:329-37. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that intrabrood sibling competition could play a role in determining oxidative stress, and that in carnivorous birds other antioxidant molecules could be more important than carotenoids to reduce oxidative stress...
  15. ncbi Environmental and genetic components of oxidative stress in wild kestrel nestlings (Falco tinnunculus)
    David Costantini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e dell Uomo, Universita La Sapienza, Viale dell Università 32, 00185, Rome, Italy
    J Comp Physiol B 176:575-9. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that variations in ROMs and OXY could reflect, respectively, the expression of different genetic polymorphisms and differences in dietary uptake of antioxidants...
  16. ncbi Effects of T-cell-mediated immune response on avian oxidative stress
    David Costantini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e dell Uomo, Universita La Sapienza, Viale dell Università 32, 00185 Roma, Italy
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 145:137-42. 2006
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  17. doi Waiting time before release increases the motivation to home in homing pigeons (Columba livia)
    Gaia Dell'Ariccia
    Division of Neuroanatomy and Behaviour, Institute of Anatomy, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Exp Biol 212:3361-4. 2009
    ..These results suggest that a longer waiting time before release improves homing performance and this is related not only to increased navigational abilities but also to increased homing motivation...
  18. ncbi PCBs in the eggs of Eurasian kestrels indicate exposure to local pollution
    Giacomo Dell'omo
    Ornis italica, Rome, Italy
    Ambio 37:452-6. 2008
    ..When multiple eggs in the same clutch were analyzed, the PCBs were similar in type but their concentration decreased within clutch, likely in parallel to the laying order...
  19. doi Magnetic fields produced by power lines do not affect growth, serum melatonin, leukocytes and fledging success in wild kestrels
    Giacomo Dell'omo
    Ornis italica, Rome, Italy
    Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol 150:372-6. 2009
    ..Our findings suggest that exposure to MFs produced by high voltage power lines during the embryonic and post-hatching period (until fledging) does not have significant short-term physiological effects on kestrel nestlings...
  20. ncbi Patterns of serum carotenoid accumulation and skin colour variation in kestrel nestlings in relation to breeding conditions and different terms of carotenoid supplementation
    Stefania Casagrande
    Department of Behavioural Biology, University of Groningen, Kerklaan 30, 9751NN, Haren, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Comp Physiol B 177:237-45. 2007
    ..The presented results are useful for the understanding of carotenoid uptake and accumulation by a wild raptorial species, located at the top of the food web, highlighting that carotenoids are a limited resource for kestrel nestlings...