Douglas C Woodhams
Affiliation: Vanderbilt University
- Population trends associated with skin peptide defenses against chytridiomycosis in Australian frogsDouglas C Woodhams
School of Tropical Biology, James Cook University, 4811, Townsville, QLD, Australia
Oecologia 146:531-40. 2006..Further research is needed to assess whether this non-specific immune defense may be useful in predicting disease susceptibility in other species...
- Predicted disease susceptibility in a Panamanian amphibian assemblage based on skin peptide defensesDouglas C Woodhams
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University, A5301 Medical Center North, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
J Wildl Dis 42:207-18. 2006..This supports the hypothesis that B. dendrobatidis is a generalist pathogen and that species possessing an innate immunologic defense at the time of disease emergence are more likely to survive...
- Amphibian immune defenses against chytridiomycosis: impacts of changing environmentsLouise A Rollins-Smith
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
Integr Comp Biol 51:552-62. 2011..We also briefly review what is known about the impacts of temperature, environmental chemicals, and stress on the host-pathogen interactions and suggest future directions for research...
- Immune defenses against Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, a fungus linked to global amphibian declines, in the South African clawed frog, Xenopus laevisJeremy P Ramsey
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, A 5301 Medical Center North, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
Infect Immun 78:3981-92. 2010..dendrobatidis. These data strongly suggest that both innate and adaptive immune defenses are involved in the resistance of X. laevis to lethal B. dendrobatidis infections...
- Emerging disease of amphibians cured by elevated body temperatureDouglas C Woodhams
School of Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
Dis Aquat Organ 55:65-7. 2003....
- Antimicrobial peptide defenses of the mountain yellow-legged frog (Rana muscosa)Louise A Rollins-Smith
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University, A 5301 Medical Center North, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
Dev Comp Immunol 30:831-42. 2006..dendrobatidis in nature. Possible differences in the antimicrobial peptide repertoires and life history traits of the two species that may account for differences in susceptibility are discussed...
- Life-history trade-offs influence disease in changing climates: strategies of an amphibian pathogenDouglas C Woodhams
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
Ecology 89:1627-39. 2008..These results demonstrate that B. dendrobatidis populations can grow at high rates across a broad range of environmental temperatures and help to explain why it is so successful in cold montane environments...
- Immune defenses of Xenopus laevis against Batrachochytrium dendrobatidisLouise A Rollins-Smith
Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232 USA
Front Biosci (Schol Ed) 1:68-91. 2009..Development of an immunization protocol in X. laevis that induces effective defenses may suggest better strategies for protecting vulnerable species such as B. boreas...
- Peptides with differential cytolytic activity from skin secretions of the lemur leaf frog Hylomantis lemur (Hylidae: Phyllomedusinae)J Michael Conlon
Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, 17666 Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Toxicon 50:498-506. 2007....