András K Fülöp

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Histamine has been referred to as an anorexic factor that decreases appetite and fat accumulation and affects feeding behavior. Tuberomammillary histaminergic neurons have been implicated in central mediation of peripheral metabolic signals such as leptin, and centrally released histamine inhibits ob gene expression. Here we have characterized the metabolic(More)
The unicellular Tetrahymena first internalized, then partly released the labelled insulin. Insulin-pretreated (imprinted) Tetrahymena cells behaved differently from non-pretreated cells, in that they retained a greater part of internalized insulin in the cytoplasm. Additional exposure to excessive non-labelled (cold) insulin caused a decrease in(More)
UNLABELLED Mesenteric ischemia-reperfusion (IR) is associated with impairment of the gut barrier function and the initiation of a proinflammatory cascade with life-threatening results. Therefore methods directed to ameliorate IR injury are of great importance. We aimed at describing the effects of postconditioning (PC) on the alterations of the intestinal(More)
Histamine is a biogenic amine with multiple physiological functions. Its importance in allergic inflammation is well characterized; moreover, it plays a role in the regulation of gastric acid production, various hypothalamic functions, such as food uptake, and enhancing TH2 balance during immune responses. Using histidine decarboxylase gene targeted(More)
The purple sulfur photosynthetic bacterium Thiocapsa roseopersicina BBS contains a heat-stable membrane-associated hydrogenase encoded by the hyn operon. Expression from the hyn operon regulatory region is up-regulated under anaerobic conditions. cis elements were mapped between positions -602 and -514 upstream from the hynS gene. Within this region two(More)
Massive blood loss leading to hypovolemic shock is still a life-threatening situation. Recently, a great number of investigations have been conducted in order to understand the pathophysiological and immunological changes taking place during shock and to develop treatment strategies. These preclinical trials are based on animal studies. Although a wide(More)
Adenosine is generated in the microenvironment of emerging thymocytes through normal mechanisms of lymphocyte selection. In a normal thymus, most of the adenosine is catabolized by adenosine deaminase; however, in an environment where up to 95% of the cells undergo programmed cell death, a sufficient amount of adenosine is accumulated to trigger cell(More)
OBJECTIVES In the early recognition of portal vein ligation (PVL) induced tumor progression, positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI) could improve diagnostic accuracy of conventionally used methods. It is unknown how PVL affects metabolic patterns of tumor free hepatic tissues. The aim of this preliminary study is to evaluate(More)
BACKGROUND Ligation of a branch of the portal vein redirects portal blood to nonligated lobes resulting in lobar hypertrophy. Although the effect of portal vein ligation on liver volume is well documented, the parallel alterations in liver function are still the subject of controversy. Our aim was to assess the time-dependent reactions of regional hepatic(More)
BACKGROUND Selective portal vein ligation (PVL) is followed by ipsilateral atrophy and contralateral hypertrophy of the liver lobes. Although the atrophy-hypertrophy complex induced by PVL is a well-documented phenomenon, the effect of different degrees of extended portal vein occlusion on liver regeneration is not known. The aim of this study was to assess(More)