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  • A Leiva, J M Finochietto, V López, B Huiszoon, A Beghelli
  • 2009
The benefit of migrating from static to dynamic WDM networks is evaluated, for the first time, in terms of energy consumption. Results show a clear benefit of dynamic operation for traffic loads < 0.5. 1. Introduction Currently, telecommunication networks have been reported to account for 1-10% of the world's energy consumption [1]. Given the ever(More)
In order to examine the possible role of rat brain glutathione depletion by diethyl maleate (DEM) in the potentiation of 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) neurotoxicity, the relationships between both effects were evaluated using the circling behavior test (CBT), and determining striatal glutathione S-transferase (GST)-specific activity. There were significant(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether insulin reverses gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)-reduced expression and activity of human equilibrative nucleoside transporters 1 (hENT1) in human umbilical vein endothelium cells (HUVECs). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Primary cultured HUVECs from full-term normal (n = 44) and diet-treated GDM (n = 44) pregnancies were(More)
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and obesity in pregnancy (OP) are pathological conditions associated with placenta vascular dysfunction coursing with metabolic changes at the fetoplacental microvascular and macrovascular endothelium. These alterations are seen as abnormal expression and activity of the cationic amino acid transporters and endothelial(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Hypercaloric diet ingestion and sedentary lifestyle result in obesity. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of clinical features secondary to obesity, considered as a pre-diabetic condition and recognized as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. To better understand the relationship between obesity, metabolic syndrome and(More)
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) courses with increased fetal plasma adenosine concentration and reduced adenosine transport in placental macrovascular endothelium. Since insulin modulates human equilibrative nucleoside transporters (hENTs) expression/activity, we hypothesize that GDM will alter hENT2-mediated transport in human placental microvascular(More)
BACKGROUND Benzodiazepines are extensively used in primary care, but their long-term use is associated with adverse health outcomes and dependence. AIMS To analyse the efficacy of two structured interventions in primary care to enable patients to discontinue long-term benzodiazepine use. METHOD A multicentre three-arm cluster randomised controlled trial(More)
Adenosine causes vasodilation of human placenta vasculature by increasing the transport of arginine via cationic amino acid transporters 1 (hCAT-1). This process involves the activation of A(2A) adenosine receptors (A(2A)AR) in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). Insulin increases hCAT-1 activity and expression in HUVECs, and A(2A)AR(More)
Tumor-infiltrating immune cells can be conditioned by molecules released within the microenvironment to thwart antitumor immune responses, thereby facilitating tumor growth. Among immune cells, neutrophils play an important protumorigenic role by favoring neoangiogenesis and/or by suppressing antitumor immune responses. Tumor-derived oxysterols have(More)
Arsenic main inorganic compound is arsenic trioxide (ATO) presented in solution mainly as arsenite. ATO increases intracellular pH (pHi), cell proliferation and tumor growth. Sodium-proton exchangers (NHEs) modulate the pHi, with NHE1 playing significant roles. Whether ATO-increased cell proliferation results from altered NHEs expression and activity is(More)