Application of an enzyme-immunoassay (EIA) for rapid screening of 5 [alpha]-pregnane 3,20-dione (DHP) in blood plasma of the Asian elephant, Elephas maximus. Dehnhard, M.; Hildebrandt, Th.; Rohleder, M.; Strauss, G.; Meyer, H.H.D.; Goeritz, F. Berliner und Muenchener Tieraerztliche Wochenschrift, Mar./Jun. 2001, v. 114 (5-6), p. 161-165. ISSN: 0005-9366.

            NAL call no: 41.8 B45

            Descriptors: assay techniques, enzyme immunoassay, ovarian cycle monitoring.


Characterization of interdigital glands in the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). Lamps, L.W.; Smoller, B.R.; Rasmussen, L.E.L.; Slade, B.E.; Fritsch, G.; Goodwin, T.E. Research in Veterinary Science, Dec. 2001, v. 71 (3), p. 197-200. ISSN: 0034-5288.

            NAL call no: 41.8 R312

            Descriptors: limbs, biochemistry, interdigital sweat glands, morphology, histology.


Isolation and characterization of tri- and tetranucleotide microsatellite loci in the Asian elephant, Elephas maximus. Fernando, P.; Vidya, T.N.C.; Melnick, D.J. Molecular Ecology Notes, 2001, v. 1 (4), p. 232-233. ISSN: 1471-8278.

            NAL call no: QH541.15.M632

            Descriptors: microsatellites, Elephas maximus, genetics.


The GTG-banded karyotype and telomere FISH in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus). Suwattana, D.; Koykul, W.; Kanchanapangka, S.; Mahasawangkul, S.; Joerg, H.; Stranzinger, G. Veterinarni Medicina-UZPI, Nov. 2000, v. 45 (10-11), p. 285-289. ill. ref. ISSN: 0375-8427.

            NAL call no: 41.9 C333

            Descriptors: geneticism chromosomes, karyotypes, DNA, breeding methods.


Purification, identification, concentration and bioactivity of (Z)-7-dodecen-l-yl acetate: Sex phermone of the female Asian elephant, Elephas maximus. Rasmussen, L.E.L.; Lee, Terry D.; Zhang, Aijun; Roelofs, Wendell L.; Daves, G. Doyle Jr. Chemical Senses, Aug. 1997, v. 22 (4), p. 417-437. ISSN: 0379-864X.

            NAL call no: QP456.C5

            Descriptors: chemoreception, communication, behavior, female sex pheromones.


Evidence of nitric oxide in the exhaled gas of Asian elephants (Elephas maximus). Lewandowski, Klaus; Busch, Thilo; Lewandowski, Monika; Keske, Uwe; Gerlach, Herwig; Falke, Konrad J. Respiration Physiology, 1996, v. 106 (1), p. 91-98. ISSN: 0034-5687.

            NAL call no: QP121.A1R4

            Descriptors: biochemistry, molecular biophysics, respiratory system, Elephas.


Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in captivity - a challenge for zoo biological research. Kurt, Fred; Hartl, Gunther B. Research and Captive Propagation. Filander Verlag Furth. 1995. 1-338 p. Chapter pagination: 310-326. Ganslosser, Udo; Hodges, J. Keith; Kaumanns, Werner [Eds.].

            NAL call no: SF408.R47 1995

            Descriptors: biological research, social behavior, stereotypies in captivity.


Consultancy on elephant management and research including radio telemetry, Mar. 23-Aug. 1, 1995. Final report. Desai, A. Colombo, 1995, 73. FAO Accession No: XF97:373919.

            Descriptors: telemetry, animal populations, data collection, Indian elephant.


Crystal structure of Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) cyano-metmyoglobin at 1.78-A resolution. Phe29 (B10) accounts for its unusual ligand binding properties. Bisig, D.A.; Di Iorio, E.E.; Diederichs, K.; Winterhalter, K.H.; Piontek, K. Journal of Biological Chemistry, Sept. 1, 1995, v. 270 (35), p. 20754- 20762. ISSN: 0021-9258.

            NAL call no: 381 J824

            Descriptors: metmyoglobin analogs and derivatives, phenalalanine, binding sites.


1H NMR investigation of the heme cavity of elephant (E7 Gln) met-cyano-myoglobin. Evidence fo a B-helix phenylalanine interaction with bound ligand. Vyas, Krishnamurthi; Rajarathnam, Krishnakumar; Yu, Liping P.; Emerson, S. Donald; La Mar, Gerd N.; Krishnamoorthi, Ramaswamy. Journal of Biological Chemistry, Jul. 15, 1993, v. 268 (20), p. 14826-14835. ISSN: 0021-9258.

            NAL call no: 381 J824

            Descriptors: met-cyano-myoglobin active site structure, functional relationships.


Structure-dynamics-function relationships in Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) myoglobin. An optical spectroscopy and flash photolysis study on functionally important motions. Cupane, A.; Leone, M.; Vitrano, E.; Cordone, L.; Hiltpold, U.R.; Winterhalter, K.H.; Yu, W.; Di Iorio, E.E. Biophysical Journal, Dec. 1993, v. 65 (6), p. 2461-2472. ISSN: 0006-3495.

            NAL call no: 442.8 B5238

            Descriptors: myoglobin chemistry, carboxymyoglobin, metabolism, methods.


Domesticated elephant research - what’s new in 92. Schmidt, M.J. Asian Elephant Specialist Group. IUCN Species Survival Commission. Proceedings, Asian Elephant Specialists Group Meeting, Bogor, Indonesia, May 20-22, 1992, 1-98 p. Chapter pagination: 85-86.

            Descriptors: Elephas maximus, research reports, reproduction, physiology.


Kinetic parameters of lactate dehydrogenase in the Indian elephant. George, S.; Nirmalan, G. Indian Journal of Animal Science, 1990, v. 60 (1), p. 25-28. ISSN: 0367-8318.

            NAL call no: 41.8 IN22

            Descriptors: plasma, lactate-dehydrogenase, Elephas maximus.


Rearrangement of the distal pocket accompanying E7 His-Gln substitution in elephant carbonmonoxy- and oxymyoglobin: 1H NMR identification of a new aromatic residue in the heme pocket. Yu, L.P.; La Mar, G.N.; Mizukami, H. Biochemistry, 1990, v. 29 (10), p. 2578-3585. ISSN: 0006-2960.

            NAL call no: 381 B523

            Descriptors: myoglobin, Haeme pocket residue, Elephas maximus.


A proton NMR investigation of the influence of distal glutamine on structural and dynamic properties of elephant metmyoglobin. Krishnamoorthi, R.; La Mar, G.N.; Mizukami, H.; Romero, A. Journal of Biological Chemistry, Jan. 10, 1984, v. 259 (1), p. 265-270. ISSN: 0021-9258.

            NAL call no: 381 J824

            Descriptors: elephants blood, glutamine, metmyoglobin, hemeproteins.


Interaction of ligands with the distal glutamine in elephant myoglobin. Bartnicki, D.E.; Hiroshi, Mizukami; Romero, Herrera A.E. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 1983, v. 258 (3), p. 1599-1602. ISSN: 0021-9258.

            NAL call no: 381 J824

            Descriptors: Elephas maximus, myoglobin, ligand interaction with distal glutamine.


The thyroid activity of Asiatic elephants in Thailand. Pichaicharnarong, A.; Loypetjra, P.; Chaiyabutr, N.; Komonmena, V.; Usanakornkul, S.; Boonnamsiri, V.; Devakul, C. Acta Veterinaria, 1983, v. 33 (2-3), p. 73-80. ref.

            NAL call no: 41.8 AC83

            Descriptors: thyroxine, triiodothyronine, thyroid hormones, elephants.


Demonstration of T lymphocyte distribution in the peripheral blood of Indian elephant (Elephas maximus) using acid alpha naphthyl acetate esterase activity as a Tcell marker. Rajan, A.; Vikram, Reddy M.; Sulochana, S.; Valsala, K.V. African Journal of Clinical and Experimental Immunology, 1981, v. 2 (4), p. 357-362.

            Descriptors: lymph, peripheral blood, T lymphocyte distribution, Elephas maximus.


The amino acid sequence of elephant (Elephas maximus) myoglobin and the phylogeny of Proboscidea. Dene, H.; Goodman, M.; Romero-Herrera A.E. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences, Feb. 1980, v. 207 (1166), p. 111-127. ISSN: 0080-4648.

            NAL call no: 501 L84B

            Descriptors: amino acid sequence, genetics, myoglobin analysis, elephants.

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