First Records Of Increased Plasma Glucose Levels In Adults Of Pleurodema Thaul (Lesson, 1826) (Anura: Leptodactylidae) subjected to cold stress


This study analyzed the synthesis of glucose in Pleurodema thaul exposed to cold thermal stress as an antifreezing molecule. The plasma glucose concentrations were measured using a glucose meter Accu-Chek Active and a commercial kit. The results showed significant increase of plasma glucose in individuals under the cold thermal stress, indicating that glucose have a function as antifreeze mechanism in this species.

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