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Disease relevance of Potoroidae


High impact information on Potoroidae


Biological context of Potoroidae

  • Effects of bromocriptine on lactation and plasma progesterone in Bettongia gaimardi, a Tasmanian macropodid marsupial [7].
  • All reports of metabolic responses to NA are from macropods, and a recent study demonstrates that NA and other alpha-adrenergic agonists stimulate thermogenesis in a small macropod, the bettong (Bettongia gaimardi), by acting on alpha 1-receptors [8].

Anatomical context of Potoroidae

  • In the present study, the dopamine agonist bromocriptine, which in many mammals results in decreased secretion of prolactin from the pituitary gland, was administered to the Tasmanian bettong (Bettongia gaimardi) at two different doses (12.5 mg kg(-1) and 5 mg kg(-1)) [7].

Associations of Potoroidae with chemical compounds

  • Low (2.28 mg/kg) or high (4.56 mg/kg) doses of cadmium chloride were administered, either intraperitoneally or subcutaneously, to adult male potoroos (P. tridactylus) [9].


  1. Detection of the 125-kDa nuclear protein mitotin in centrosomes, the poles of the mitotic spindle, and the midbody. Todorov, I.T., Philipova, R.N., Joswig, G., Werner, D., Ramaekers, F.C. Exp. Cell Res. (1992) [Pubmed]
  2. Optical trapping for chromosome manipulation: a wavelength dependence of induced chromosome bridges. Vorobjev, I.A., Liang, H., Wright, W.H., Berns, M.W. Biophys. J. (1993) [Pubmed]
  3. Evidence from plasma progesterone concentrations for male-induced ovulation in the brush-tailed bettong, Bettongia penicillata. Hinds, L.A., Smith, M.J. J. Reprod. Fertil. (1992) [Pubmed]
  4. Growth and role of the corpus luteum throughout delayed gestation in the potoroo, Potorous tridactylus. Bryant, S.L., Rose, R.W. J. Reprod. Fertil. (1986) [Pubmed]
  5. Testosterone levels in the Tasmanian bettong (Bettongia gaimardi). Rose, R.W., Bradley, A.J. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. (1991) [Pubmed]
  6. The effects of hypoxia and CO2 on the sleep-waking pattern of the potoroo (Potorous tridactylus apicalis). Ryan, A.T., Hale, B., Megirian, D., Sherrey, J.H. Physiol. Behav. (1983) [Pubmed]
  7. Effects of bromocriptine on lactation and plasma progesterone in Bettongia gaimardi, a Tasmanian macropodid marsupial. Rose, R.W., Jones, S.M., Macfadyen, A.S. Reprod. Fertil. Dev. (1996) [Pubmed]
  8. Nonshivering thermogenesis in marsupials: absence of thermogenic response to beta 3-adrenergic agonists. Nicol, S.C., Pavlides, D., Andersen, N.A. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A Physiol. (1997) [Pubmed]
  9. Effect of cadmium on the reproductive organs of the male potoroo Potorous tridactylus (macropodidae). Bryant, S.L., Rose, R.W. Aust. J. Biol. Sci. (1985) [Pubmed]
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