didelphis

Summary

Summary: A genus of large OPOSSUMS in the family Didelphidae, found in the Americas. The species Didelphis virginiana is prominent in North America.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Infection by trypanosomes in marsupials and rodents associated with human dwellings in Ecuador
    C Miguel Pinto
    Laboratorio de Investigación en Enfermedades Infecciosas, Escuela de Ciencias Biologicas, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador
    J Parasitol 92:1251-5. 2006
  2. ncbi Didelphis marsupialis (common opossum): a potential reservoir host for zoonotic leishmaniasis in the metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais, Brazil)
    Henk D F H Schallig
    KIT Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen Royal Tropical Institute Biomedical Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 7:387-93. 2007
  3. ncbi Origins of Chagas disease: Didelphis species are natural hosts of Trypanosoma cruzi I and armadillos hosts of Trypanosoma cruzi II, including hybrids
    Matthew Yeo
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, UK
    Int J Parasitol 35:225-33. 2005
  4. ncbi Experimental infection of the opossum Didelphis aurita by Rickettsia felis, Rickettsia bellii, and Rickettsia parkeri and evaluation of the transmission of the infection to ticks Amblyomma cajennense and Amblyomma dubitatum
    Mauricio C Horta
    Colegiado de Medicina Veterinária, Campus de Ciências Agrárias, Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco, Petrolina, Brasil
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 10:959-67. 2010
  5. ncbi Experimental infection of opossums Didelphis aurita by Rickettsia rickettsii and evaluation of the transmission of the infection to ticks Amblyomma cajennense
    Mauricio C Horta
    Departamento de Medicina Veterinaria Preventiva e Saude Animal, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brasil
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 9:109-18. 2009
  6. ncbi Serologic evidence of exposure of wild mammals to flaviviruses in the central and eastern United States
    J Jeffrey Root
    National Wildlife Research Center, USDA APHIS WS, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 72:622-30. 2005
  7. ncbi An investigation of Leishmania spp. in Didelphis spp. from urban and peri-urban areas in Bauru (São Paulo, Brazil)
    Maria Emília Bodini Santiago
    Departamento de Clinica, Cirurgia e Reproducao Animal, Faculdade de Odontologia, Curso de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Araçatub, SP, Brazil
    Vet Parasitol 150:283-90. 2007
  8. pmc Genetically different isolates of Trypanosoma cruzi elicit different infection dynamics in raccoons (Procyon lotor) and Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana)
    Dawn M Roellig
    Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30606, USA
    Int J Parasitol 39:1603-10. 2009
  9. ncbi Trypanosoma cruzi: subtractive hybridization as a molecular strategy to generate new targets to distinguish groups and hybrids
    Helena K Toma
    Departamento de Analises Clinicas e Toxicologicas, Faculdade de Farmacia, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Av Brigadeiro Trompowsky s n, 21941 590 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
    Exp Parasitol 117:178-87. 2007
  10. ncbi Molecular characterization and evolution of X and Y-borne ATRX homologues in American marsupials
    Denise R Carvalho-Silva
    Research School of Biological Science, Australian National University, ACT 0200, Canberra, Australia
    Chromosome Res 12:795-804. 2004

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  1. ncbi Infection by trypanosomes in marsupials and rodents associated with human dwellings in Ecuador
    C Miguel Pinto
    Laboratorio de Investigación en Enfermedades Infecciosas, Escuela de Ciencias Biologicas, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador
    J Parasitol 92:1251-5. 2006
    ..73%). Eight (4.12%) were infected with Trypanosoma cruzi (1 of 33 Didelphis marsupialis; 7 of 61 Rattus rattus). Eleven R. rattus (18.03%) harbored T...
  2. ncbi Didelphis marsupialis (common opossum): a potential reservoir host for zoonotic leishmaniasis in the metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais, Brazil)
    Henk D F H Schallig
    KIT Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen Royal Tropical Institute Biomedical Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 7:387-93. 2007
    ..A number of (wild) animal species may serve as reservoir hosts, including the opossum Didelphis marsupialis...
  3. ncbi Origins of Chagas disease: Didelphis species are natural hosts of Trypanosoma cruzi I and armadillos hosts of Trypanosoma cruzi II, including hybrids
    Matthew Yeo
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, UK
    Int J Parasitol 35:225-33. 2005
    ..Here, we present compelling evidence of an association between TCI and opossums (Didelphis), and TCII and armadillos, on the basis of key new findings from the Paraguayan Chaco region, together with a ..
  4. ncbi Experimental infection of the opossum Didelphis aurita by Rickettsia felis, Rickettsia bellii, and Rickettsia parkeri and evaluation of the transmission of the infection to ticks Amblyomma cajennense and Amblyomma dubitatum
    Mauricio C Horta
    Colegiado de Medicina Veterinária, Campus de Ciências Agrárias, Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco, Petrolina, Brasil
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 10:959-67. 2010
    This work evaluated the infection of opossums (Didelphis aurita) by Rickettsia felis, Rickettsia bellii, and Rickettsia parkeri and their role as amplifier hosts for horizontal transmission to Amblyomma cajennense and/or Amblyomma ..
  5. ncbi Experimental infection of opossums Didelphis aurita by Rickettsia rickettsii and evaluation of the transmission of the infection to ticks Amblyomma cajennense
    Mauricio C Horta
    Departamento de Medicina Veterinaria Preventiva e Saude Animal, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brasil
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 9:109-18. 2009
    The present study evaluated the infection of opossums (Didelphis aurita) by Rickettsia rickettsii and their role as amplifier hosts for horizontal transmission of R. rickettsii to Amblyomma cajennense ticks...
  6. ncbi Serologic evidence of exposure of wild mammals to flaviviruses in the central and eastern United States
    J Jeffrey Root
    National Wildlife Research Center, USDA APHIS WS, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 72:622-30. 2005
    ....
  7. ncbi An investigation of Leishmania spp. in Didelphis spp. from urban and peri-urban areas in Bauru (São Paulo, Brazil)
    Maria Emília Bodini Santiago
    Departamento de Clinica, Cirurgia e Reproducao Animal, Faculdade de Odontologia, Curso de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Araçatub, SP, Brazil
    Vet Parasitol 150:283-90. 2007
    Blood and bone marrow samples were taken from 112 Didelphis spp...
  8. pmc Genetically different isolates of Trypanosoma cruzi elicit different infection dynamics in raccoons (Procyon lotor) and Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana)
    Dawn M Roellig
    Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30606, USA
    Int J Parasitol 39:1603-10. 2009
    ..cruzi infection dynamics in two common North American reservoirs, Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana) and raccoons (Procyon lotor)...
  9. ncbi Trypanosoma cruzi: subtractive hybridization as a molecular strategy to generate new targets to distinguish groups and hybrids
    Helena K Toma
    Departamento de Analises Clinicas e Toxicologicas, Faculdade de Farmacia, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Av Brigadeiro Trompowsky s n, 21941 590 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
    Exp Parasitol 117:178-87. 2007
    ..Analysis of the F#30 sequence in T. cruzi I, T. cruzi II and zymodeme 3 samples displayed negligible specific differences that distinguished each group. In addition this F#30 gene has great potential as a hybrid marker...
  10. ncbi Molecular characterization and evolution of X and Y-borne ATRX homologues in American marsupials
    Denise R Carvalho-Silva
    Research School of Biological Science, Australian National University, ACT 0200, Canberra, Australia
    Chromosome Res 12:795-804. 2004
    ..studied nucleotide sequence and chromosomal location of ATRX homologues in two American marsupials, the opossums Didelphis virginiana and Monodelphis domestica. A PCR fragment of M...
  11. ncbi Genetic characterization of Trypanosoma cruzi natural clones from the state of Paraíba, Brazil
    Christian Barnabe
    Génétique et Evolution des Maladies Infectieuses, Unité Mixte de Recherche Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement 2724, IRD, BP 64501, 34394 Montpellier Cedex 05, France
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 100:273-5. 2005
    ..The pattern of clonal variation does not suggests a recent origin by founder effect with a limited number of different genotypes...
  12. pmc Postepizootic persistence of Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus, Venezuela
    Juan Carlos Navarro
    Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:1907-15. 2005
    ....
  13. ncbi Unusually similar patterns of antibody V segment diversity in distantly related marsupials
    Michelle L Baker
    Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    J Immunol 174:5665-71. 2005
    ..All marsupial V(H) sequences isolated so far form a common clade of closely related sequences, and in contrast to the V(L) genes, the V(H) likely underwent a major loss of diversity early in marsupial evolution...
  14. ncbi Infectivity for mice of Trypanosoma cruzi I and II strains isolated from different hosts
    Marta Bertoli
    Departamento de Analises Clinicas, Parasitologia Básica, Universidade Estadual de Maringa, Maringa, Parana, Brazil
    Parasitol Res 99:7-13. 2006
    ..We also conclude that the majority of the strains studied have low and medium infectivity for mice, and that PCR is an important tool to detect T. cruzi in strains with this biological characteristic...
  15. ncbi Trypanosoma cruzi: two genetic groups in Paraná state, Southern Brazil
    L Zalloum
    Departamento de Analises Clinicas, Laboratório de Parasitologia Básica, Bloco I 90, Brazil
    Exp Parasitol 111:55-8. 2005
    ..It has shown the presence of both phylogenetic groups of T. cruzi (I and II), describing for the first time the existence of T. cruzi II in Paraná state...
  16. pmc The program of sex chromosome pairing in meiosis is highly conserved across marsupial species: implications for sex chromosome evolution
    Jesús Page
    Programa de Genética Humana, Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Santiago 7
    Genetics 170:793-9. 2005
    ..This situation could have influenced the further evolution of sex chromosomes in marsupials...
  17. ncbi Action of anti-bothropic factor isolated from Didelphis marsupialis on renal effects of Bothrops erythromelas venom
    Alice M C Martins
    Department of Clinical and Toxicological Analysis, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
    Toxicon 46:595-9. 2005
    ..b>Didelphis marsupialis serum could inhibit myonecrotic, hemorrhagic, edematogenic hyperalgesic and lethal effects of ..
  18. ncbi Eimeria auritanensis n. sp. and E. gambai Carini, 1938 (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the opossum Didelphis aurita Wied-Newied, 1826 (Marsupialia: Didelphidae) from southeastern Brazil
    Marcel Teixeira
    Curso de Pós Graduação em Ciências Veterinárias, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Km 07 da BR 465, Seropedica, RJ, Brazil
    Rev Bras Parasitol Vet 16:83-6. 2007
    Two eimerid species are described from the opossum Didelphis aurita from southeastern Brazil. Eimeria auritanensis n. sp. sporulated oocysts spherical to subspherical (31.55 +/- 1.56 by 29.55 +/- 1.40 microm), shape index 1...
  19. pmc Seroprevalence of Trypanosoma cruzi among eleven potential reservoir species from six states across the southern United States
    Emily L Brown
    Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 10:757-63. 2010
    ..is commonly detected in some wildlife species, most commonly raccoons (Procyon lotor) and Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana)...
  20. ncbi Prevalence of antibodies to Trypanosoma cruzi, Toxoplasma gondii, Encephalitozoon cuniculi, Sarcocystis neurona, Besnoitia darlingi, and Neospora caninum in North American opossums, Didelphis virginiana, from southern Louisiana
    Alice E Houk
    Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 0342, USA
    J Parasitol 96:1119-22. 2010
    ..Neospora caninum, Sarcocystis neurona, and Besnoitia darlingi) in a population of North American opossums ( Didelphis virginiana) from Louisiana. Samples from 30 opossums were collected as part of a survey for T...
  21. ncbi Prevalence of antibodies to Neospora caninum, Sarcocystis neurona, and Toxoplasma gondii in wild horses from central Wyoming
    J P Dubey
    Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory, Animal and Natural Resources Institute, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Building 1001, Beltsville, Maryland 20705 2350, USA
    J Parasitol 89:716-20. 2003
    ..of these coccidians in 276 wild horses from central Wyoming outside the known range of the opossum (Didelphis virginiana) was determined. Antibodies to T...
  22. ncbi Epizootiologic survey of Mycobacterium bovis in wildlife and farm environments in northern Michigan
    Gary Witmer
    US Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center, 4101 LaPorte Ave, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521 2154, USA
    J Wildl Dis 46:368-78. 2010
    ..bovis. Only 10 (1.0%) were culture-positive for M. bovis (five raccoons [Procyon lotor], four opossums [Didelphis virginiana], and one grey fox [Urocyon cinereoargenteus])...
  23. ncbi Detection of Ehrlichia spp. in raccoons (Procyon lotor) from Georgia
    Vivien G Dugan
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study and Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 4393, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 5:162-71. 2005
    Raccoons (Procyonis lotor) and opossums (Didelphis virginianus) acquired from six contiguous counties in the Piedmont physiographic region of Georgia were investigated for their potential role in the epidemiology of ehrlichial and ..
  24. ncbi Detection of Lawsonia intracellularis by real-time PCR in the feces of free-living animals from equine farms with documented occurrence of equine proliferative enteropathy
    Nicola Pusterla
    Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
    J Wildl Dis 44:992-8. 2008
    ..n=22), feral cats (Felis catus, n=14), Brewer's Blackbirds (Euphagus cyanocephalus, n=10), Virginian opossums (Didelphis virginiana, n=9), raccoons (Procyon lotor, n=4), California ground squirrels (Spermophilus beecheyi, n=3), and ..
  25. ncbi Prevalence of Sarcocystis species sporocysts in Northern Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana)
    Hany M Elsheikha
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Parasitol Res 93:427-31. 2004
    A total of 206 Virginia opossums ( Didelphis virginiana) collected from the mid-Michigan region, United States, during a period extending from 1996 to 2002 were sampled for the presence of Sarcocystis spp sporocysts...
  26. ncbi Prevalence of and risk factors associated with the presence of Sarcocystis neurona sporocysts in opossum (Didelphis virginiana) from Michigan: a retrospective study
    Hany M Elsheikha
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Vet Parasitol 125:277-86. 2004
    From April 1996 to December 2002 the prevalence of Sarcocystis neurona sporocysts in North American opossum (Didelphis virginiana) in Southern Michigan was estimated. Sporocysts of S...
  27. ncbi The development of a testosterone stimulation test in the Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) and its use in evaluating deslorelin contraception
    S D Johnston
    School of Animal Studies, The University of Queensland, Gatton, Queensland 4343, Australia
    Reprod Fertil Dev 20:563-9. 2008
    ....
  28. ncbi Isolation of Salmonella enterica and serologic reactivity to Leptospira interrogans in opossums (Didelphis virginiana) from Yucatán, México
    Hugo Antonio Ruiz-Pina
    Laboratorio de Parasitologia, Centro de Investigaciones Regionales Dr Hideyo Noguchi, Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, Merida, Yucatan, 97240, Mexico
    Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo 44:235-7. 2002
    ..Salmonella enterica and serologic evidence of infection by Leptospira interrogans, were detected in the opossum Didelphis virginiana in a semi-urban locality of the Yucatán State, México...
  29. ncbi Natural infection, transovarial transmission, and transstadial survival of Rickettsia bellii in the Tick Ixodes loricatus (Acari: Ixodidae) from Brazil
    Mauricio C Horta
    Faculdade de Medicina Veterinaria e Zootecnia, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Av Prof Dr Orlando Marques de Paiva, 87, Sao Paulo, 05508 270, Brazil
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1078:285-90. 2006
    An Ixodes loricatus engorged female, infected with Rickettsia bellii, was collected from an opossum (Didelphis aurita) in Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo State, Brazil...
  30. ncbi Bait ingestion by free-ranging raccoons and nontarget species in an oral rabies vaccine field trial in Florida
    C A Olson
    University of Florida, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Gainesville 32611 0430, USA
    J Wildl Dis 36:734-43. 2000
    ..microscopic detection of tetracycline in tooth and bone samples from 244 raccoons (Procyon lotor), 33 opossums (Didelphis virginianus), 31 feral cats, and two gray foxes (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) that were trapped during February-..
  31. ncbi Parastrongylus (=Angiostrongylus) cantonensis now endemic in Louisiana wildlife
    D Y Kim
    Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 70803, USA
    J Parasitol 88:1024-6. 2002
    ..Louisiana, a distance of 222 km from New Orleans, and in a wood rat (Neotomafloridanus) and in 4 opossums (Didelphis virginiana) from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a distance of 124 km from New Orleans...
  32. ncbi Sarcocystis neurona infections in sea otter (Enhydra lutris): evidence for natural infections with sarcocysts and transmission of infection to opossums (Didelphis virginiana)
    J R Dubey
    Parasite Biology, Epidemiology and Systematics Laboratory, Animal and Natural Resources Institute, Agricultural Research Service, U S Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland 20705 2350, USA
    J Parasitol 87:1387-93. 2001
    ..neurona but did induce the shedding of sporocysts when fed to a laboratory-raised opossum (Didelphis virginiana)...
  33. ncbi Cone visual pigments in two species of South American marsupials
    David M Hunt
    UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London, UK
    Gene 433:50-5. 2009
    ..American marsupial species, the gray short-tailed opossum, Monodelphis domestica, and the big-eared opossum, Didelphis aurita. Both are members of the Order Didelphimorphia (American opossums)...
  34. ncbi Real-time dynamics of nitric oxide shifts within the esophageal wall
    Yashodhan S Khajanchee
    Minimally Invasive Surgery Program, Legacy Health System, 1040 NW 22nd Avenue, Suite 560, Portland, OR 97210, USA
    Surg Endosc 23:2273-8. 2009
    ..of using NO-selective microprobes to detect real-time NO changes within the esophageal wall of North American opossums (Didelphis virginiana) during normal progressive esophageal peristalsis and induced esophageal dysmotility.
  35. ncbi The complexity of the sylvatic cycle of Trypanosoma cruzi in Rio de Janeiro state (Brazil) revealed by the non-transcribed spacer of the mini-exon gene
    O Fernandes
    Department of Tropical Medicine, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Parasitology 118:161-6. 1999
    ..Using these geographical regions as models of sylvatic environments, it was observed that 96% of the Didelphis marsupialis were infected by lineage 2 isolates, while all 26 golden-lion tamarins were infected by lineage 1...
  36. ncbi Relationships among Sarcocystis species transmitted by New World opossums (Didelphis spp.)
    B M Rosenthal
    United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Animal and Natural Resources Institute, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
    Vet Parasitol 95:133-42. 2001
    ..neurona, S. falcatula, S. speeri) have recently been shown to use opossums of the genus Didelphis as their definitive host. In order to evaluate the evolutionary relationships among Sarcocystis spp...
  37. ncbi Efferent connections of the main olfactory bulb in the opossum (Monodelphis domestica): a characterization of the olfactory entorhinal cortex in a marsupial
    Alino Martinez-Marcos
    Departamento de Ciencias Médicas, Facultad de Medicina, Centro Regional de Investigaciones Biomédicas, Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Avda Almansa 14, 02006 Albacete, Spain
    Neurosci Lett 395:51-6. 2006
    ..In marsupials, only lesion-degeneration studies exist and they are restricted to the genera Didelphis and Trichosurus...
  38. ncbi The striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) is an intermediate host for Sarcocystis neurona
    M A Cheadle
    Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, 2015 SW 16 Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32610 0880, USA
    Int J Parasitol 31:843-9. 2001
    ..neurona sporocysts collected from a naturally infected Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana). Skunks developed antibodies to S...
  39. ncbi Isolates of Sarcocystis falcatula-like organisms from South American opossums Didelphis marsupialis and Didelphis albiventris from São Paulo, Brazil
    J P Dubey
    United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Animal and Natural Resources Institute, Parasite Biology, Epidemiology and Systematics Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland 20705 2350, USA
    J Parasitol 87:1449-53. 2001
    ..Sporocysts from intestinal scrapings of 1 Didelphis marsupialis and 8 Didelphis albiventris from São Paulo, Brazil, were fed to captive budgerigars (Melopsittacus ..
  40. pmc Experimental infection of two South American reservoirs with four distinct strains of Trypanosoma cruzi
    Dawn M Roellig
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Department of Population Health, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Parasitology 137:959-66. 2010
    ..cruzi trypomastigotes of TcIIa [North America (NA)-raccoon (Procyon lotor) origin], TcI [NA-Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana)], TcIIb [South America (SA)-human], TcIIe (SA-Triatoma infestans), or both TcI and TcIIa...
  41. ncbi Isolation and characterization of a new serine protease with thrombin-like activity (TLBm) from the venom of the snake Bothrops marajoensis
    Augusto Vilca-Quispe
    Department of Biochemistry, Institute of Biology, Campinas, SP, Brazil
    Toxicon 55:745-53. 2010
    ..bovine fibrinogen and was inhibited by soybean trypsin inhibitor, EDTA and S(Dm) from the serum of the species Didelphis marsupialis...
  42. ncbi Feeding sources and trypanosome infection index of Rhodnius pallescens in a Chagas disease endemic area of Amador County, Panama
    Vanessa Pineda
    Instituto Conmemorativo Gorgas de Estudios de la Salud, Panama, Republic of Panama
    Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo 50:113-6. 2008
    ..It was found that in peridomestic palm trees, 20.3% of the examined bugs had fed on opossums (Didelphis marsupialis). However, we observed an increased anthropophagy (25.4%) for those bugs collected inside houses...
  43. ncbi First isolation of Sarcocystis neurona from the South American opossum, Didelphis albiventris, from Brazil
    J P Dubey
    United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Animal and Natural Resources Institute, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Building 1040, MD 20705 2350, USA
    Vet Parasitol 95:295-304. 2001
    Sarcocystis neurona was isolated from sporocysts from two of eight South American opossums, Didelphis albiventris, from Brazil. Interferon gamma gene knock out (KO) mice fed sporocysts from two opossums developed neurologic sarcocystosis...
  44. ncbi Salmonella enterica isolated from wildlife at two Ohio rehabilitation centers
    Steffani Jijón
    Food Animal Health Research Program, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, The Ohio State University, 1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster, Ohio 44691, USA
    J Zoo Wildl Med 38:409-13. 2007
    ..Eight of 71 (11%) samples, including specimens from three opossums (Didelphis virginiana), two gray squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis), a woodchuck (Marmota monax), a Harris hawk (Parabuteo ..
  45. ncbi Characterization of Sarcocystis falcatula isolates from the Argentinian opossum, Didelphis albiventris
    J P Dubey
    United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Livestock and Poultry Sciences Institute, Parasite Biology and Epidemiology Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland, 20705 2350, USA
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 47:260-3. 2000
    ..of budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) fed sporocysts from two naturally-infected South American opossums (Didelphis albiventris). The two isolates were designated SF-1A and SF-2A...
  46. ncbi Characterization of Trypanosoma cruzi isolated from humans, vectors, and animal reservoirs following an outbreak of acute human Chagas disease in Santa Catarina State, Brazil
    Mario Steindel
    Departamento de Microbiologia e Parasitologia, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, 88040 900, SC, Brazil
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 60:25-32. 2008
    ..Following field studies allowed the isolation of 13 T. cruzi strains from humans, opossums (Didelphis aurita and Didelphis albiventris), and vectors (Triatoma tibiamaculata)...
  47. ncbi Trypanosomatidae from wild mammals in the neotropical rainforest of French Guiana
    J Dereure
    Laboratoire d Ecologie médicale et de Pathologie parasitaire, 163 rue Auguste Broussonet, 34090, Montpellier, France
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 95:157-66. 2001
    ..A stock obtained from Didelphis marsupialis was identified as a zymodeme of Trypanosoma cruzi (Miles' zymodeme 1) known to cause Chagas disease ..
  48. ncbi Role of BMP-4 during tooth development in a model with complete dentition
    C B B Torres
    Health Sciences Center, Federal University of Piauí UFPI, Brazil
    Arch Oral Biol 53:2-8. 2008
    ..The classical model of study is the mouse, which has distinctive incisor and molar patterns. The opossum Didelphis albiventris with five upper and four lower incisors, one canine, three premolars and four molars, on each side ..
  49. pmc Utilization of the delay phenomenon improves blood flow and reduces collagen deposition in esophagogastric anastomoses
    Kevin M Reavis
    Department of Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, Oregon 97207, USA
    Ann Surg 241:736-45; discussion 745-7. 2005
    ..This effect may be applied to esophagogastrectomy, potentially reducing anastomotic complications...
  50. pmc A model for gastric banding in the treatment of morbid obesity: the effect of chronic partial gastric outlet obstruction on esophageal physiology
    ROBERT W O'ROURKE
    Department of Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97207, USA
    Ann Surg 244:723-33. 2006
    ..This work establishes an animal model for nonadjustable gastric banding and characterizes the effect of gastric banding on esophageal physiology...
  51. ncbi Role of cADPR in sodium nitroprusside-induced opossum esophageal longitudinal smooth muscle contraction
    R K Campbell
    Gastrointestinal Division, Hotel Dieu Hospital, 166 Brock St, Kingston, ON, Canada
    Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 292:G1543-8. 2007
    ..In conclusion, in the opossum esophagus, 1) cADPR induces contraction of LSM, but not CSM, and 2) NO-induced contraction of LSM appears to involve a cADPR-dependent pathway...
  52. ncbi GABAergic circuitry in the opossum retina: a GABA release induced by L-aspartate
    K C Calaza
    Departamento de Neurobiologia, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Exp Brain Res 172:322-30. 2006
    ..This result suggests that Asp could be indeed a putative neurotransmitter in this non-placental animal by acting on an amacrine cell sub-population of GABA-positive NMDA-sensitive cells...
  53. pmc Dental eruption in afrotherian mammals
    Robert J Asher
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing St, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    BMC Biol 6:14. 2008
    ....
  54. pmc Epidemic spread of Lyme borreliosis, northeastern United States
    Klára Hanincová
    Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:604-11. 2006
    ..burgdorferi is a generalist microparasite and conclude that efficient cross-species transmission of B. burgdorferi is a key feature that has allowed the rapid spread of Lyme borreliosis across the northeastern United States...
  55. ncbi Secretory function of the esophageal mucosa in opossum: the role of cholinergic, peptidergic and histaminergic pathways
    Z Namiot
    Department of Medicine and Gastroenterology, J Sniadecki District Hospital, Białystok, Poland
    Rocz Akad Med Bialymst 49:80-4. 2004
    ..Esophageal histology in the opossum reveals numerous submucosal mucous glands closely resembling those commonly found in humans. The aim of the study was to examine the secretion of these glands using the commonest secretagogues...
  56. ncbi Dental development of Didelphis albiventris (Marsupialia): I--incisors and canines
    C T Fonseca
    Department of Morphology, Institute of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
    Braz J Biol 66:53-60. 2006
    ..No evidence of deciduous dentition was observed. The results of this investigation suggest that secondary dental lamina represents remnants of a primitive condition in which secondary dentition used to be present...
  57. pmc Marsupials from space: fluctuating asymmetry, geographical information systems and animal conservation
    Camila Palhares Teixeira
    Conservation, Ecology and Animal Behaviour Group, Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Minas Gerais, Pós graduação em Zoologia de Vertebrados, Prédio 41, Av Dom Jose Gaspar, 500, Bairro CoraÇão Eucarístico, 30535 610, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
    Proc Biol Sci 273:1007-12. 2006
    ..method, we have crossed data on fluctuating asymmetry (FA, a measure of environmental or genetic stress), using Didelphis albiventris as a model, with geographical information systems data relating to environmental composition...
  58. ncbi Further description of Aspidodera raillieti (Nematoda: Aspidoderidae) from Didelphis marsupialis (Mammalia: Didelphidae) by light and scanning electron microscopy
    V A Chagas-Moutinho
    Laboratório de Biologia de Helmintos Otto Wucherer, Instituto de Biofisica Carlos Chagas Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Centro de Ciencias da Saude, Cidade Universitaria, Bloco G, Ilha do Fundao, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Parasitol Res 101:1331-6. 2007
    ..Travassos, Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 5(3):271-318, 1913), collected from the large intestine of Didelphis marsupialis (Mammalia: Didelphidae) from Valle del Cauca, Colombia, is redescribed...
  59. pmc Neutralization of lethality and proteolytic activities of Malayan pit viper (Calloselasma rhodostoma) venom with North American Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) serum
    Piboon Pornmanee
    Program of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
    Toxicon 52:186-9. 2008
    ..The sera from the North American Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana) were able to neutralize the venom of the Malayan pit viper...
  60. ncbi Experimental infection of Didelphis marsupialis with vesicular stomatitis New Jersey virus
    Carlos M Trujillo
    Grupo Centauro, Escuela de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad de Antioquia, AA 1226, Medellin, Colombia 57, South America
    J Wildl Dis 46:209-17. 2010
    ..In this study, we challenged five adult Virginia opossums (Didelphis marsupialis) with vesicular stomatitis New Jersey serotype virus (VSNJV)...
  61. ncbi Molecular characterization of an opossum Didelphis albiventris (Marsupialia: Didelphidae) population in an urban fragment of the Brazilian Atlantic rainforest and support to species barcode identification
    L C C Sousa
    Departamento de Biologia Geral, Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil
    Genet Mol Res 11:2487-96. 2012
    We made a molecular study of 40 opossums, Didelphis albiventris, from an urban fragment of the Atlantic Rainforest in southeastern Brazil, analyzing a 653-bp sequence of cytochrome c oxidase, subunit I...
  62. pmc Land use and west nile virus seroprevalence in wild mammals
    Andres Gomez
    Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:962-5. 2008
    ..WNV antibody prevalence increased with age, urbanization, and date of capture for juveniles and varied significantly between species. These findings suggest several requirements for using mammals as indicators of transmission...
  63. pmc Direct molecular identification of Trypanosoma cruzi discrete typing units in domestic and peridomestic Triatoma infestans and Triatoma sordida from the Argentine Chaco
    L Maffey
    Laboratorio de Eco Epidemiología, Departamento de Ecologia, Genetica y Evolucion, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Parasitology 139:1570-9. 2012
    ..sordida specimen (11%). Three T. sordida (33%) were found infected with TcI, a DTU also identified in local Didelphis albiventris opossums...
  64. ncbi Crotalid snake venom subproteomes unraveled by the antiophidic protein DM43
    Surza L G Rocha
    Laboratorio de Toxinologia, Pavilhao Ozorio de Almeida, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ, Av Brasil, 4365, 21040 900 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
    J Proteome Res 8:2351-60. 2009
    ..Several animals, including the opossum Didelphis aurita, are resistant to snake venoms due to the presence of neutralizing factors in their blood...
  65. ncbi Validation of a Poisson-distributed limiting dilution assay (LDA) for a rapid and accurate resolution of multiclonal infections in natural Trypanosoma cruzi populations
    Juan David Ramírez
    Centro de Investigaciones en Microbiologia y Parasitologia Tropical, CIMPAT, Universidad de Los Andes, Cra 1 No 18A 10, Bogota, Colombia
    J Microbiol Methods 92:220-5. 2013
    ..sapiens, Rhodnius prolixus, Triatoma venosa, Panstrongylus geniculatus, Tamandua tetradactyla, Rattus rattus, Didelphis marsupialis and Dasypus novemcinctus, with the aim of resolving multiclonal infections using molecular ..
  66. ncbi Two pathogens and one disease: detection and identification of flea-borne Rickettsiae in areas endemic for murine typhus in California
    Marina E Eremeeva
    Division of Vector Borne Diseases, Vector Borne Diseases, CDC, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Med Entomol 49:1485-94. 2012
    ..Opossums, Didelphis virginiana Kerr, infested with cat fleas, Ctenocephalides felis Buché, in the suburban area were abundant...
  67. pmc Trypanosoma (Megatrypanum) lainsoni n. sp. from Mesomys hispidus (Rodentia: Echimyidae) in Brazil: trypomastigotes described from experimentally infected laboratory mice
    Roberto Daibes Naiff
    Coordenação Sociedade, Ambiente e Saúde, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia INPA, Av Andre Araujo, 2 936, Petropolis, CEP 69011 970, Caixa Postal 478, Manaus, AM, Brasil
    Parasite 20:51. 2013
    ..Similar attempts to infect Rattus norvegicus, hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus), the opossum Didelphis marsupialis, the anteater Tamandua tetradactyla and triatomine bugs were unsuccessful, following six months of ..
  68. ncbi New records and human parasitism by Ornithodoros mimon (Acari: Argasidae) in Brazil
    Marcelo B Labruna
    Department of Preventive Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
    J Med Entomol 51:283-7. 2014
    ..In addition, a free-ranging opossum (Didelphis albiventris Lund) trapped in Rio Grande do Norte was found infested by argasid larvae...
  69. ncbi Serologic evidence of west nile virus infection in free-ranging mammals, Slidell, Louisiana, 2002
    Gabrielle Dietrich
    Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado 80522, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 5:288-92. 2005
    ..Seroprevalence was measured in opossum, Didelphis virginiana (75%, n = 8), raccoons, Procyon lotor (60%, n = 5), black rats, Rattus rattus (6%, n = 36), hispid ..
  70. pmc Sandflies (Diptera: Psychodidae) associated with opossum nests at urban sites in southeastern Brazil: a risk factor for urban and periurban zoonotic Leishmania transmission?
    André Antonio Cutolo
    Setor de Controle de Zoonoses e Vetores, Secretaria Municipal de Saúde de Monte Mor, Monte Mor, SP, Brasil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 109:391-3. 2014
    ..Eleven specimens of Evandromyia cortelezzii and one of Evandromyia lenti were captured in two Didelphis albiventris nests. Ev...
  71. ncbi Diversity, seasonality, and context of mammalian roadkills in the southern Great Plains
    Brenda D Smith-Patten
    Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 73072, USA
    Environ Manage 41:844-52. 2008
    ..The overall kill rate was 8.50/100 km. Four species were prone to collisions: the Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana), nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis), and northern ..
  72. ncbi In vivo strains in the femur of the Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) during terrestrial locomotion: testing hypotheses of evolutionary shifts in mammalian bone loading and design
    Michael T Butcher
    Department of Biological Sciences, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH 44555, USA
    J Exp Biol 214:2631-40. 2011
    ..lineages, we measured in vivo strains in the femur during terrestrial locomotion of the Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana), a marsupial that uses more crouched limb posture than most mammals from which bone strains have ..
  73. ncbi A novel Sarcocystis-associated encephalitis and myositis in racing pigeons
    P Olias
    Department of Veterinary Pathology, Freie Universitat Berlin, Robert von Ostertag Strasse 15, Berlin, Germany
    Avian Pathol 38:121-8. 2009
    ..previously been attributed to infection with Sarcocystis falcatula, which is shed in the faeces of the opossum (Didelphis virginiana)...
  74. ncbi [Electroretinographic study of chromatic vision]
    Daniela Cavalcanti Ferrara de Almeida Cunha
    Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rua Euzébio Naylor 155, Rio de Janeiro, RJ CEP 22793 770, Brazil
    Arq Bras Oftalmol 69:857-63. 2006
    To describe the electroretinogram of the South-American opossum (Didelphis aurita) obtained by chromatic stimulus of specific wavelengths. The electroretinogram records voltage variations of retinal cells triggered by light stimulation...
  75. ncbi Flea (Pulex simulans) infestation in captive giant anteaters (Myrmecophaga tridactyla)
    Adrian G Mutlow
    Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure, 625 North Hedville Road, Salina, Kansas 67401, USA
    J Zoo Wildl Med 37:427-9. 2006
    ..tridactyla) presented heavily infested with a flea species (Pulex simulans) commonly found on Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana) and raccoons (Procyon lotor) in the central United States...
  76. pmc Cone pigments in a North American marsupial, the opossum (Didelphis virginiana)
    Gerald H Jacobs
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 93106, USA
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 196:379-84. 2010
    ..The Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana), a profoundly nocturnal animal, is the only marsupial species found in North America...
  77. ncbi Invasive plant species alters consumer behavior by providing refuge from predation
    Humberto P Dutra
    Department of Natural Sciences, Life University, 1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta, GA 30060, USA
    Oecologia 166:649-57. 2011
    ..Two mesopredators, Procyon lotor and Didelphis virginiana, were also affected. Moreover, we found rodents used L...
  78. ncbi Common opossum (Didelphis marsupialis Linnaeus, 1758): food and medicine for people in the Amazon
    Flávio Bezerra Barros
    Programas de Pós Gradução em Agriculturas Amazônicas PPGAA e Antropologia PPGA, Universidade Federal do Para, Avenida Augusto Corrêa, N 1, Cidade Universitária José da Silveira Netto, Guamá, CEP, 66075 110, Belem, Para, Brazil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 10:65. 2014
    ..This paper presents both the knowledge on and food and medicinal uses of common opossum (Didelphis marsupialis) by riverine communities in an Amazon floodplain region.
  79. ncbi Relationships between human disturbance and wildlife land use in urban habitat fragments
    Lisa Markovchick-Nicholls
    Department of Biology, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 98192 1416, USA
    Conserv Biol 22:99-109. 2008
    ..percent plant cover for all species or with different land-use intensities for all species, except the opossum (Didelphis virginiana), which preferred areas with intensive development. Woodrats (Neotoma spp...
  80. ncbi Molecular characterization of Sarcocystis neurona strains from opossums (Didelphis virginiana) and intermediate hosts from Central California
    Daniel Rejmanek
    Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Vet Parasitol 170:20-9. 2010
    ..Opossums (Didelphis virginiana), the only known definitive hosts for S...
  81. ncbi Bartonella and Rickettsia in fleas and lice from mammals in South Carolina, U.S.A
    Will K Reeves
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, Mailstop G 13, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Vector Ecol 30:310-5. 2005
    ..Bartonella henselae was present in cat fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) from Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana) and a novel genotype of Bartonella was detected in Orchopeas howardi from an eastern gray squirrel (..
  82. pmc Trypanosoma cruzi I genotypes in different geographical regions and transmission cycles based on a microsatellite motif of the intergenic spacer of spliced-leader genes
    Carolina I Cura
    Laboratorio de Biologia Molecular de la Enfermedad de Chagas, INGEBI CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Int J Parasitol 40:1599-607. 2010
    ..Trypanosoma cruzi I SL-IR genotypes from parasites infecting Triatoma gerstaeckeri and Didelphis virginiana from USA, T. infestans from Paraguay, Rhodnius nasutus and Rhodnius neglectus from Brazil and M...
  83. ncbi Molecular detection of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis in road-killed wild animals
    Virgínia Bodelão Richini-Pereira
    Departamento de Microbiologia e Imunologia, Instituto de Biociencias de Botucatu, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Botucatu, SP, Brasil
    Med Mycol 46:35-40. 2008
    ..1 Dasypus novemcinctus (nine-banded armadillo), 1 Dasypus septemcinctus (seven-banded armadillo), 2 Didelphis albiventris (white-eared opossum), 1 Eira barbara (tayra), 2 Gallictis vittata (grison), 2 Procyon cancrivorus (..
  84. ncbi Antibodies to West Nile virus in raccoons and other wild peridomestic mammals in Iowa
    Bradley J Blitvich
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011, USA
    J Wildl Dis 45:1163-8. 2009
    ..Two Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana) and one fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) were also seropositive for WNV...
  85. ncbi The interaction of the antitoxin DM43 with a snake venom metalloproteinase analyzed by mass spectrometry and surface plasmon resonance
    Guilherme D Brand
    Laboratório de Espectrometria de Massa, EMBRAPA Recursos Geneticos e Biotecnologia, Estação Parque Biológico, Final W5, Asa Norte, 70770 900, Brasilia, DF, Brazil
    J Mass Spectrom 47:567-73. 2012
    DM43 is a circulating dimeric antitoxin isolated from Didelphis aurita, a South American marsupial naturally immune to snake envenomation...
  86. ncbi Sarcocystis lindsayi n. sp. (Protozoa: Sarcocystidae) from the South American opossum, Didelphis albiventris from Brazil
    J P Dubey
    United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Animal and Natural Resources Institute, Parasite Biology, Epidemiology and Systematics Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland 20705 2350, USA
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 48:595-603. 2001
    ..of budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) fed sporocysts from a naturally-infected South American opossum, Didelphis albiventris, from Jaboticabal, Brazil. Sarcocysts of S. lindsayi n. sp...
  87. pmc The marsupial mitochondrial genome and the evolution of placental mammals
    A Janke
    Zoologisches Institute, Universitat Munchen, Germany
    Genetics 137:243-56. 1994
    The entire nucleotide sequence of the mitochondrial genome of the American opossum, Didelphis virginiana, was determined. Two major features distinguish this genome from those of other mammals...
  88. ncbi Seroprevalence of antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii in free-ranging mammals in Iowa
    R E Hill
    National Veterinary Services Laboratories, U S Department of Agriculture, Ames, Iowa 50011, USA
    J Wildl Dis 34:811-5. 1998
    Serum samples from raccoons (Procyon lotor), striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis), Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana), and free-ranging house cats trapped in Iowa between 1984 and 1988 were tested for antibodies against Toxoplasma ..
  89. ncbi Prevalence of Sarcocystis neurona sporocysts in opossums (Didelphis virginiana) from rural Mississippi
    J P Dubey
    United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Animal and Natural Resources Institute, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Building 1040, MD 20705 2350, USA
    Vet Parasitol 95:283-93. 2001
    Sarcocystis species sporocysts were found in intestinal scrapings from 24 of 72 opossums (Didelphis virginiana) from rural Mississippi. The number of sporocysts in each opossum varied from a few ( < 100000) to 187 million...
  90. ncbi Seroprevalence of Neospora caninum and Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in the South American opossum (Didelphis marsupialis) from the city of São Paulo, Brazil
    L E O Yai
    Centro de Controle de Zoonoses da Prefeitura do Município de São Paulo, SP, Brazil
    J Parasitol 89:870-1. 2003
    Antibodies to Neospora caninum and Toxoplasma gondii were assayed in sera of 396 opossums (Didelphis marsupialis) from the city of São Paulo, Brazil. Antibodies to N...
  91. ncbi Multilocus enzyme electrophoresis analysis of Trypanosoma cruzi isolates from a geographically restricted endemic area for Chagas' disease in Argentina
    Patricio Diosque
    Laboratorio de Patologia Experimental, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Nacional de Salta, Calle Buenos Aires 177, CP 4400 Salta, Argentina
    Int J Parasitol 33:997-1003. 2003
    ..cruzi I clonets with Didelphis albiventris...
  92. ncbi The marsupial Didelphis albiventris is an improbable host of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis in an endemic area of paracoccidioidomycosis in Minas Gerais, Brazil
    M L Silva-Vergara
    Disciplina de Doencas Infecciosas e Parasitarias, Departamento de Clinica Medica, Faculdade de Medicina do Triangulo Mineiro, 38001 970 Uberaba, MG, Brasil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 96:771-2. 2001
    To determine whether Didelphis albiventris is naturally infected with Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, 20 specimens of this mammal were studied by both direct cultivation of their viscera (spleen, liver and lungs) and by inoculation of ..
  93. ncbi Development of different mast cell types in the opossum Didelphis albiventris
    Ana Alice D Santos
    Department of Morphology, Federal University of Uberlandia, PO Box 593 38400 066, Uberlandia, MG, Brazil
    Anat Embryol (Berl) 206:239-45. 2003
    ..Weaning and complete maturation of mucosa preceded the differentiation of MMC. In lymph nodes, LSMC differentiation occurred in parallel with the development of the medullary region and deep cortex units...
  94. ncbi Viability of Sarcocystis neurona sporocysts and dose titration in gamma-interferon knockout mice
    M A Cheadle
    Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville 32610 0880, USA
    Vet Parasitol 95:223-31. 2001
    ..sporocysts and to evaluate the course of the disease in these mice, sporocysts were collected from opossums (Didelphis virginiana), processed, and stored for varying periods of time...
  95. ncbi The effects of Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) venom on the production of antihemorrhagins and/or antibodies in the Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana)
    Morgan R McKeller
    Department of Biology, Texas A and M University Kingsville, MSC 158, Kingsville, TX 78363 8202, USA
    Toxicon 40:427-39. 2002
    ..The lack of an antibody response is most likely due to the natural proteinase inhibitors clearing the venom from the opossum's body before an antibody response can occur...
  96. ncbi The opossum Didelphis virginiana as a synanthropic reservoir of Trypanosoma cruzi in Dzidzilché, Yucatán, México
    Hugo A Ruiz-Pina
    Laboratorio de Parasitologia, Centro de Investigaciones Regionales Dr Hideyo Noguchi, Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 97:613-20. 2002
    ..In the State of Yucatán, an endemic area of Chagas disease, both Didelphis virginiana and D. marsupialis occur sympatrically...
  97. ncbi A comparative study of lymph node mast cell populations in five marsupial species
    H Chiarini-Garcia
    Departamento de Morfologia, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    Tissue Cell 31:318-26. 1999
    ..subpopulations of mast cells exist, mast cells of mandibular and axillary lymph nodes from five species (Didelphis aurita, Metachirus nudicaudatus, Philander opossum, Marmosops incanus and Gracilinanus agilis) of South American ..
  98. pmc Structure and expression of two nuclear receptor genes in marsupials: insights into the evolution of the antisense overlap between the α-thyroid hormone receptor and Rev-erbα
    Brandon C Rindfleisch
    Department of Biological Sciences, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, USA
    BMC Mol Biol 11:97. 2010
    ..opossum, Monodelphis domestica, in comparison with that of eutherian mammals and three other marsupial species, Didelphis virginiana, Potorous tridactylus and Macropus eugenii, in order to understand the evolution and regulatory role ..
  99. ncbi Experimental inoculation of domestic cats (Felis domesticus) with Sarcocystis neurona or S. neurona-like merozoites
    M Butcher
    College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Vet Parasitol 107:1-14. 2002
    ..neurona merozoites develop tissue sarcocysts infectious to opossums (Didelphis virginiana), the definitive host of S. neurona. Four cats were inoculated with S. neurona or S...
  100. ncbi Canine visceral leishmaniasis in Barra de Guaratiba, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: assessment of risk factors
    Maria Alice A Cabrera
    Escola Nacional de Saude Publica, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
    Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo 45:79-83. 2003
    ..The distance of the residence from the forest border, its altitude and the presence of the opossum Didelphis marsupialis in the backyard, were found predictor factors for L. (L...
  101. ncbi Electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve restores motility in an animal model of achalasia
    Yashodhan S Khajanchee
    Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Surgical Research, Legacy Health System, Portland, Oregon 97227, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 7:843-9; discussion 849. 2003
    ..An already established and verified animal achalasia model using adult North American opossums (Didelphis virginiana) was used. Fifteen opossums were divided into three groups...

Research Grants9

  1. VENOM PROTEASES: ACTION ON PLASMA PROTEASE
    LAWRENCE KRESS; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..Detailed studies will be initiated, based upon the recent finding in this laboratory that opossum (Didelphis virginiana) PPI differ from known mammalian PPI and resist digestion by venom proteinases...
  2. ECOLOGY AND GENETICS OF VENEZUELAN EQUINE ENCEPHALITIS
    Scott Weaver; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This information will be invaluable in targeting prevention and control resources, especially for obtaining maximum benefit in developing countries with limited resources. ..
  3. Matrilysin in Lung Epithelial Cell Migration
    John McGuire; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..McGuire will have the opportunity to develop experience and expertise in the application of basic techniques and approaches in molecular biology, cell biology, and protein biochemistry to fundamental questions in pulmonary biology. ..
  4. IMMUNE PROTECTION AGAINST MNU-INDUCTED DIGITAL DEFECTS
    MARY PRATER; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This research under the guidance of Drs. Steven Holladay and Eric Wong at Virginia Tech...
  5. Purchase of Ventilated Caging Systems and Workstations
    Debra Hickman; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..We currently have 5 rooms that house rodents in ventilated filter-top caging but do not have access to a workstation. ..
  6. WITHIN-SPECIES VARIATIONS IN VISUAL CAPACITY
    GERALD JACOBS; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  7. Genotypic and Phenotypic Analysis of West Nile virus, Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico
    Bradley Blitvich; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..This information will help determine why there has not been an epidemic of WNV in the YP, and will identify risk factors associated with WNV disease. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  8. CHAGAS DISEASE: AUTOIMMUNITY STEMS FROM PARASITE INVASION OF HOST GENOME
    Antonio Teixeira; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..