Akram-Ul Haq

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The reported studies were designed to examine relationships between whole-brain histamine receptors (H1) and food intake in male Sprague-Dawley rats. Three different experiments were conducted. In each experiment, control rats were fed normal protein (25 g casein/100 g food) and normal metabolizable energy (16.21 kJ/100 g food) diets. Feeding low protein(More)
Camelina sativa is an oilseed plant rich in n-3 and n-6 fatty acids and extruding the seeds results in high protein meal (~40%) containing high levels of n-3 fatty acids. In this study, we examined the effects of feeding extruded defatted camelina meal to commercial laying hens, measuring egg production, quality, and fatty acid composition. Lohmann White(More)
This review examines possible relationships between anorexia, dietary intake and central nervous system histaminergic activity. The hypothesis being reviewed is that one component of normal or pathophysiological neuroregulation of food intake involves histaminergic activity in the central nervous system, as influenced by concentrations and bioperiodicities(More)
Bradykinin and alpha-thrombin both increase endothelial macromolecular permeability, however the mechanism for this effect is unclear. Human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) permeability to human serum albumin was increased by 1 microM alpha-thrombin (AT) or bradykinin (BK), but the kinetics of the permeability response were different. Intracellular(More)
The histaminergic system (histamine and its H1-receptor) of the central nervous system has been implicated in control of food intake. The reported studies were designed to examine the effects of food restriction and very low (1%) protein diets on central nervous system H1-receptors in male and female rats. In a series of experiments, groups of rats were(More)
The use of a fish oil vehicle for cyclosporin A (CsA) can decrease the toxic effects of CsA but the mechanism is unclear. Here we examine the mechanism by which docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a fish oil-derived polyunsaturated fatty acid, can alter the toxic effects of CsA on mouse organ function, endothelial macromolecular permeability, and membrane bilayer(More)
Well defined cell-mediated immune responses were detectable following experimental immunization of hamsters with Entamoeba histolytica antigen, using glucan as an adjuvant. Peritoneal cells from amoeba antigen-glucan sensitized animals, upon incubation with specific antigen in vitro, were found to release into the supernatant a macrophage migration(More)
The potency of mioflazine and related drugs (Janssen Pharmaceutica, Belgium) as inhibitors of adenosine transport in isolated erythrocytes from several species were measured and compared with those of dilazep and 6-(4-nitrobenzylmercapto)purine ribonucleoside (NBMPR). [8-3H]Adenosine was used as the permeant at 1 microM and incubation times were 10 s, and(More)
During cellular immune responses sensitized lymphocytes release a number of mediators collectively known as 'lymphokines'. The assaying of macrophage spreading inhibition (MSI) factor released by sensitized lymphocytes was employed as an alternative procedure for in vitro detection of cell-mediated immunity (CMI) in animals immunized with amoeba antigen(More)
Incubation of cercariae of Schistosoma mansoni in a 1:1 mixture of Eagle's Minimal Essential Medium and rat serum at 42 degrees C for only 5 minutes, plus subsequent vortexing, resulted in at least 98% conversion of cercariae to schistosomules. Subsequent centrifugation before or after settling for 30 minutes in an ice bath, resulted in schistosomule(More)