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Natriuretic peptides : do they regulate water balance in desert-adapted rodents?

Heimeier, Rachel Ann. 2004, Natriuretic peptides : do they regulate water balance in desert-adapted rodents?, Ph.D. thesis, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Deakin University.

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Title Natriuretic peptides : do they regulate water balance in desert-adapted rodents?
Author Heimeier, Rachel Ann.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
Faculty Faculty of Science and Technology
Degree name Ph.D.
Date submitted 2004
Keyword(s) Rodents - Physiology - Australia
Peptide hormones - Physiological effect
Osmoregulation
Summary This research determined how the natriuretic peptide system, which controls water and salt balance, responds to water limitation in a desert rodent. It was found that a uniform down-regulation of the system is not part of the physiological response to minimise water loss during periods of low water availability.
Language eng
Description of original xii, 248 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 572.65
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30026755

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