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Lizard epidermal gland secretions II : chemical characterization of the generation gland secretion of the sungazer, Cordylus giganteus

dc.contributor.authorLouw, Stefan
dc.contributor.authorBurger, B. V.
dc.contributor.authorLe Roux, Maritha
dc.contributor.authorVan Wyk, Johannes H.
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-13T16:59:01Z
dc.date.available2011-10-13T16:59:01Z
dc.date.issued2011-06
dc.identifier.citationLouw, S., Burger, B. V., Le Roux, M. & Van Wyk, J. H. 2011. Lizard epidermal gland secretions II : chemical characterization of the generation gland secretion of the sungazer, Cordylus giganteus. Journal of Natural Products, 74(6):1364-1369, doi:10.1021/np1008366.
dc.identifier.issn1520-6025 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0163-3864 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.1021/np1008366
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/16946
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/np1008366
dc.description.abstractIn lizards, the epidermal glands of the femoral and precloacal regions are involved in the production of semiochemicals. In addition to its femoral glands, the giant girdled lizard, or sungazer, Cordylus giganteus, which is endemic to South Africa, has generation glands as an additional potential source of semiochemicals. These epidermal glands are described as glandular scales that overlay the femoral glands and are included in the normal epidermal profile located in the femoral (thigh) and anterior antebrachial (fore-leg) regions of the male sungazer. GC-MS analysis of the generation gland secretions and the trimethylsilyl derivatives of some of the steroidal constituents was employed to identify 59 constituents, including alkenes, carboxylic acids, alcohols, ketones, aldehydes, esters, amides, nitriles, and steroids. The quantitative differences of the volatile constituents of the fore- and hind-leg generation glands were compared between individuals. This is the first report on the chemical composition of generation glandular material of lizards. © 2011 The American Chemical Society and American Society of Pharmacognosy.
dc.format.extent10 p. : col. ill.
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society and American Society of Pharmacognosy
dc.subjectEpidermal glands -- Secretionsen_ZA
dc.subjectCordylus giganteus -- Physiologyen_ZA
dc.subjectLizards -- Physiologyen_ZA
dc.subjectSemiochemicalsen_ZA
dc.subjectGas chromatographyen_ZA
dc.subjectMass spectrometryen_ZA
dc.titleLizard epidermal gland secretions II : chemical characterization of the generation gland secretion of the sungazer, Cordylus giganteusen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPost-print
dc.rights.holderAmerican Chemical Society


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