BealMichael
Associate Professor Mike Beal
Role: 
Senior Visiting Fellow
Contact details:
Phone: 
+61 2 9385 2116
Office: 

Room 457
Biological Sciences North (D26)
UNSW, Kensington 2052

Research & Current Interests


Physiology of epithelial tissues of marsupials, particularly:

  • Mechanisms of salivary secretion and their evolution.
  • Adaptation of salivary composition to diet. Renal function and its evolution.
  • Endocrinology of adult marsupials and the development of endocrine tissues and hormonal competence in pouch-young.
  • Aspects of crocodile biology.
Publications

Beal, A.M. (200?). Response of the parotid gland of the red kangaroo, Macropus rufus, to phenylephrine stimulation. Comp. Biochem. Physiol., 127A. In Press.     ISSN 1095-6433

Beal, A.M. (2002). Effect of adrenergic antagonists during phenylephrine stimulation of the mandibular gland of red kangaroos, Macropus rufus. J. Comp. Physiol. B,. 172, 399-407. ISSN 0174-1578
 
Boys. C.A. and Beal, A.M. (2002). Salivary secretion during selective ß-adrenoceptor stimulation and blockade in the parotid gland of red kangaroos, Macropus rufus. J. Comp. Physiol. B, 172, 35-45. ISSN 0175-1578
 
Beal, A.M. (2000). Selective stimulation and blockage of ß-adrenergic receptors in the mandibular gland of the red kangaroo, Macropus rufus. J. Comp. Physiol. B, 170, 589-599. ISSN 0174-1578
 
Beal, A.M. (2000). Blockade of isoprenaline-induced fluid and protein secretion by the mandibular glands of the red kangaroo, Macropus rufus, with selective antagonists. Arch. Oral Biol., 45, 701-706. ISSN 0003-9969
 
Beal, A.M. (2000). Effect of ß-antagonists on isoprenaline-induced secretion of fluid, amylase and protein by the parotid gland of the red kangaroo, Macropus rufus. Comp. Biochem. Physiol., 125A, 189-196. ISSN 1095-6433
 
Yao, M., Islam, A.F.M.W., Tuch, B.E. & Beal, A.M. (1999). The effect of fetal gestational age on development of transplanted pancreatic endocrine cells. Proc. Transplant. Soc. Aust. & N.Z., 17, p55.
 
Domel, R.U. and Beal, A.M. (1999). Effect of duration of exposure to RaCl2 and to a radium apatite from freshwater mussels on intestinal transport and bone deposition of radium. In The Second International Conference on Isotopes; Ed., Hardy, C.J., pp 16-22. INIS-AU--0011 (v2)
 
Beal, A.M. (1998). Enzyme activity in parotid and mandibular saliva from red kangaroos, Macropus rufus. Arch. Oral Biol., 43, 695-699. ISSN 0003-9969
 
Scott, N.A. and Beal. A.M. (1998). Response of parotid gland of the brushtail possum, Trichosurus vulpecula, to adrenergic stimulation. Comp. Biochem. Physiol., 120A, 283-288.. ISSN 1095-6433
 
Beal, A.M. (1997). The effect of transport-blocking drugs on secretion of fluid and electrolytes by the mandibular gland of red kangaroos, Macropus rufus. Arch. Oral Biol., 42, 705-716. ISSN 0003-9969
 
Beal, A.M. (1995). Mechanisms of fluid and ion secretion by the parotid gland of the kangaroo, Macropus rufus, assessed by administration of transport-inhibiting drugs. J. Comp. Physiol. B, 165, 396-405. ISSN 0174-1578
 
McArthur, C., Sanson, G.D. and Beal, A.M. (1995). Salivary proline-rich proteins in mammals: Roles in oral homeostasis and counteracting dietary tannin. J. Chem. Ecol., 21, 663-692. ISSN 0098-0331
 
Beal, A.M. (1995). Flow-composition relations for sublingual saliva of the common wombat Vombatus ursinus. Comp. Biochem. Physiol., 111A, 641-646. ISSN 0300-9629
 
Beal, A.M. (1995). Effect of transport blockers on anion flux in the main excretory duct of the parotid gland of red kangaroos. Proc. Aust. Physiol. Pharmacol. Soc., 26, 12P. ISSN 0067-2084
 
Beal, A.M. (1995). Secretion of electrolytes, protein and urea by the mandibular gland of the common wombat Vombatus ursinus. J. Comp. Physiol. B, 164, 629-635. ISSN 0174-1578