Heloderma


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Heloderma

[‚hē·lō′dər·mə]
(vertebrate zoology)
The single genus in the reptilian family Helodermatidae; contains the only known poisonous lizards, the Gila monster (H. suspectum) and the beaded lizard (H. horridum).
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found in Heloderma suspectum, and its larvae in a tick parasitic upon the Gila monster.
The Gila monster, Heloderma suspectum Cope, 1869 is a large, heavy bodied venomous lizard that ranges from extreme southwestern Utah to northern Sinaloa, Mexico (Stebbins, 1985).
Consideration of the intervening physiography between Mexican and Guatemalan populations of Heloderma and the historical geology of the region prompted speculation that ancestral populations gained entry into the Motagua Valley not from the Grijalva Depression, but from along the Pacific corridor and the Santa Rosa-Jalapa lowlands (Campbell and Vannini, 1988).
Isolation and characterization of exandin-4, an exendin-3 analogue, from Heloderma suspectum venom.
Los pobladores de las comunidades cercanas al sitio de estudio mencionaron que en el area existen el escorpion y el cantil, cuyas descripciones probablemente corresponden a Heloderma horridum y Agkistrodon bilineatus que fueron reportadas por Casas-Andreu et al.
6,38-44) Exenatide is a synthetic peptide originally identified in the Heloderma suspectum and only 53% homologous to human GLP-1, whereas liraglutide is a human GLP-1 analog that is 97% homologous to human GLP-1.