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Keywords: Cuticular plasticization
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (17): 2806–2814.
Published: 1 September 2015
... analysis suggests that dopamine but not water content enables stretch and thinning of cuticle in the rapid phase of engorgement. Cuticular plasticization Viscoelastic Plastic deformation Dopamine Young's modulus Extensibility Amblyomma hebraeum Kelvin–Voigt In ixodid ticks...
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J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (16): 2820–2831.
Published: 15 August 2010
... of cuticular ion (Na + , K + , Ca 2+ , Mg 2+ ) content did not suggest that plasticization is caused by any of these ions. Taken together, our results suggest that the mechanism of cuticular plasticization in feeding A. hebraeum is related to hydration, and involves the transport of H + ions into the sub...