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Validating metabolic syndrome through principal component analysis in a medically diverse, realistic cohort
Abstract: Background: The concept of metabolic syndrome has been subject to etiological and clinical controversies in recent years. Associations among the five risk factors (obesity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, ...
Physiological regulatory networks: ecological roles and evolutionary constraints
Abstract: Ecological and evolutionary physiology has traditionally focused on aspects of physiology one at a time. Here, we discuss the implications of considering physiological regulatory networks (PRNs) as integrated ...
What does carotenoid-dependent coloration tell? Plasma carotenoid level signals immunocompetence and oxidative stress state in birds–A meta-analysis
Abstract: Mechanisms maintaining honesty of sexual signals are far from resolved, limiting our understanding of sexual selection and potential important parts of physiology. Carotenoid pigmented visual signals are among ...