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Blood oxygen affinity increases during digestion in the South American rattlesnake, Crotalus durissus terrificus

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Autor(es):
Bovo, Rafael P. [1] ; Fuga, Adriana [1] ; Micheli-Campbell, Mariana A. [1] ; Carvalho, Jose E. [2] ; Andrade, Denis V. [1]
Número total de Autores: 5
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, Inst Biociencias, Dept Zool, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Inst Ciencias Ambientais Quim & Farmaceut, BR-09972270 Diadema, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY A-MOLECULAR & INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY; v. 186, p. 75-82, AUG 2015.
Citações Web of Science: 6
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Digesting snakes experience massive increases in metabolism that can last for many days and are accompanied by adjustments in the oxygen transport cascade. Accordingly, we examined the oxygen-binding properties of the blood in the South American rattlesnake (Crotalus durissus terrificus) during fasting and 24 and 48 h after the snakes have ingested a rodent meal corresponding to 15% (+/- 2%) of its own body mass. In general, oxygen-hemoglobin (Hb-O-2) affinity was significantly increased 24 h post-feeding, and then returned toward fasting values within 48 h post-feeding. Content of organic phosphates ({[}NTP] and {[}NTP]/{[}Hb]), hemoglobin cooperativity (Hill's n), and Bohr Effect (Delta logP(50)/Delta pH) were not affected by feeding. The postprandial increase in Hb-O-2 affinity in the South American rattlesnake can be almost entirely ascribed by the moderate alkaline tide that follows meal ingestion. In general, digesting snakes were able to regulate blood metabolites at quite constant levels (e.g., plasma osmolality, lactate, glucose, and total protein levels). The level of circulating lipids, however, was considerably increased, which may be related to their mobilization, since lipids are known to be incorporated by the enterocytes after snakes have fed. In conclusion, our results indicate that the exceptional metabolic increment exhibited by C. d. terrificus during meal digestion is entirely supported by the aerobic pathways and that among the attending cardiorespiratory adjustments, pulmonary Hb-O-2 loading is likely improved due to the increment in blood O-2 affinity. (C) 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 04/05469-8 - Alterações nas capacidades metabólicas energéticas em ectotermos: um estudo sobre os efeitos da digestão de presas em serpentes
Beneficiário:José Eduardo de Carvalho
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 00/08296-6 - Fisiologia e energética da alimentação em serpentes
Beneficiário:Denis Otavio Vieira de Andrade
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Apoio a Jovens Pesquisadores
Processo FAPESP: 04/03760-7 - Efeitos da alimentação sobre o transporte de oxigênio pelo sangue na cascavel, Crotalus durissus terrificus
Beneficiário:Rafael Parelli Bovo
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Iniciação Científica