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Weldon, Paul J;Dunn, Jr, Billie S;McDaniel, Clarence A;Werner, Dagmar I
Lipids in the femoral gland secretions of the green iguana (Iguana iguana)
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B: Comparative Biochemistry
Journal Article
Iguana iguana
1. Femoral gland secretions were obtained from juvenile and adult male green iguanas (Iguana iguana) from Panama during December, when iguanas are reproductively active. 2. Thin-layer chromatograms of chloroform-methanol extracts of the secretions of both age classes indicate bands consistent with sterols, free fatty acids, steryl esters, phosphatidylethanolamine and lysophophatidylcholine. 3. Analyses by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry indicate C14–C24 fatty acids, cholestan-3-ol and cholest-5-en-3-ol in the secretions of both age classes.