- Antimicrobial peptide defenses in the salamander, Ambystoma tigrinum, against emerging amphibian pathogensBrandon Sheafor
Department of Biology, Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio 44601, USA
J Wildl Dis 44:226-36. 2008..Skin peptides collected from salamanders held at three environmentally relevant temperatures differed in activity against B. dendrobatidis. Activity of the A. tigrinum skin peptides was found to be strongly influenced by pH...
- Metabolic enzyme activities across an altitudinal gradient: an examination of pikas (genus Ochotona)Brandon A Sheafor
Department of Biology, Mount Union College, Alliance, OH 44601, USA
J Exp Biol 206:1241-9. 2003..High total LDH activity enables pikas to perform short bouts of anaerobic activity, while high levels of H-LDH isozymes may serve to enhance lactate removal and decrease recovery time in animals living at high altitude...