Amy M. Abramczyk

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The intracellular second messenger cAMP is frequently used in induction media to induce mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) into neural lineage cells. To date, an understanding of the role cAMP exerts on MSCs and whether cAMP can induce MSCs into functional neurons is still lacking. We found cAMP initiated neuron-like morphology changes early and neural(More)
Saturated free fatty acids (FFAs), e.g. palmitate, have long been shown to induce toxicity and cell death in various types of cells. In this study, we demonstrate that cAMP synergistically amplifies the effect of palmitate on the induction of cell death in human hepatocellular carcinoma cell line, HepG2 cells. Elevation of cAMP level in palmitate-treated(More)
Diabetes is recognised as a major social problem of the 21st century and the nursing community has a very important role to play in diabetes prevention and treatment. It is essential that any practitioner who is involved in their care is appropriately trained and educated. Traditional classroom training can no longer be considered as the only means of doing(More)
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