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Submitted: 2013-05-13
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Gross morphometry of the heart of the Common marmoset

R. Senos, H. G. Benedicto, C. M. del Rio do Valle, R. del Rio do Valle, P. L. Nayudu, J. R. Kfoury Junior, P. P. Bombonato
DOI: 10.5603/FM.2013.0064
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Folia Morphol 2014;73(1):37-41.

open access

Vol 73, No 1 (2014)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2014-02-27
Submitted: 2013-05-13
Accepted: 2013-06-29

Abstract

The Callithrix jacchus is a Brazilian endemic species that has been widely used asan experimental model in biomedical research. Anatomical data are necessary to support experimental studies with this species. Eleven hearts of C. jacchus from the German Primate Centre (DPZ) have been studied in order to characterize their gross morphometry and compare them with other animal models and human. Biometric data were also obtained. The mean values for morphometry of the hearts did not show any significant difference between male and female. The relative heart weight was similar to human, bovine and equine species. Considering those aspects, the C. jacchus could be used as non-human primate experimental modelfor biomedical studies on heart.

Abstract

The Callithrix jacchus is a Brazilian endemic species that has been widely used asan experimental model in biomedical research. Anatomical data are necessary to support experimental studies with this species. Eleven hearts of C. jacchus from the German Primate Centre (DPZ) have been studied in order to characterize their gross morphometry and compare them with other animal models and human. Biometric data were also obtained. The mean values for morphometry of the hearts did not show any significant difference between male and female. The relative heart weight was similar to human, bovine and equine species. Considering those aspects, the C. jacchus could be used as non-human primate experimental modelfor biomedical studies on heart.

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Keywords

anatomy, morphology, experimental model, primate, Callithrix jacchus, biometric

About this article
Title

Gross morphometry of the heart of the Common marmoset

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 73, No 1 (2014)

Pages

37-41

Published online

2014-02-27

DOI

10.5603/FM.2013.0064

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2014;73(1):37-41.

Keywords

anatomy
morphology
experimental model
primate
Callithrix jacchus
biometric

Authors

R. Senos
H. G. Benedicto
C. M. del Rio do Valle
R. del Rio do Valle
P. L. Nayudu
J. R. Kfoury Junior
P. P. Bombonato

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