Hepatic urea biosynthesis in the euryhaline elasmobranch Carcharhinus leucas

Anderson, W. G., Good, J. P., Pillans, R. D., Hazon, N. and Franklin, C. E. (2005) Hepatic urea biosynthesis in the euryhaline elasmobranch Carcharhinus leucas. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A-Comparative Experimental Biology, 303A 10: 917-921. doi:10.1002/jez.a.199


Author Anderson, W. G.
Good, J. P.
Pillans, R. D.
Hazon, N.
Franklin, C. E.
Title Hepatic urea biosynthesis in the euryhaline elasmobranch Carcharhinus leucas
Journal name Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A-Comparative Experimental Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1548-8969
Publication date 2005-10-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/jez.a.199
Volume 303A
Issue 10
Start page 917
End page 921
Total pages 5
Editor Francis Rundle (Editor-in-Chief)
Place of publication New York
Publisher Wiley-Liss
Language eng
Subject C1
270603 Animal Physiology - Systems
780105 Biological sciences
Abstract Plasma urea levels and hepatic urea production in the euryhaline bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas, acclimated to freshwater and seawater environments were measured. It was found that plasma urea concentration increased with salinity and that this increase was, in part, the result of a significant increase in hepatic production of urea. This study provides direct evidence that hepatic production of urea plays an important role in the osmoregulatory strategy of C. leucas.
Keyword Zoology
Dogfish Squalus-acanthias
Scyliorhinus-canicula
Marine Elasmobranch
Raja-erinacea
Secretory Dynamics
Atlantic Stingray
Dasyatis-sabina
Rectal Gland
Water
Metabolism
Q-Index Code C1
Additional Notes DOI 10.1002/jez.a.199

 
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