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Howler Monkeys (Alouatta palliata mexicana) Produce Tannin-Binding Salivary Proteins

Espinosa-Gomez, Fabiola; Garcia, Juan Santiago; Gomez-Rosales, Sergio; Wallis, Ian; Chapman, Colin; Morales Mavil, Jorge; Canales-Espinosa, Domingo; Hernandez-Salazar, Laura

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Dietary tannins are ubiquitous in woody plants and may have serious negative effects on herbivores by inducing a loss of dietary protein and producing toxins if they are hydrolyzed in the gut. Many herbivorous mammals counter the negative effects of tannins through tannin-binding salivary proteins (TBSPs) that inactivate tannins by forming insoluble complexes and prevent them from interacting with other more valuable proteins. Howlers are the most folivorous New World primates and ingest foods...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/98680
Source: International Journal of Primatology
DOI: 10.1007/s10764-015-9879-4

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