Angela C Incollingo Rodriguez

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BACKGROUND Although there is substantial evidence of differential hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity in both generalized and abdominal obesity, consistent trends in obesity-related HPA axis perturbations have yet to be identified. OBJECTIVES To systematically review the existing literature on HPA activity in obesity, identify possible(More)
Cerebrovascular disease exemplifies the poor regenerative capacity of the CNS. While there are methods to prevent cerebral infarction, there is no effective therapy available to ameliorate the anatomical, neurochemical and behavioral deficits which follow cerebral ischemia. Focal and transient occlusion of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) in rodents has(More)
This study examined the effects of manipulating establishing operations on the frequency of initiations of three children with autism toward peers with autism. The EO targeted was deprivation of preferred edibles, and the target initiation was a mand for the preferred snack. A reversal design was used to assess the effects of the EO conditions on frequency(More)
Both depression and cardiovascular disease are common as people age and are, therefore, likely to coexist. It has become evident recently that the rate of this comorbidity exceeds substantially what is expected by chance. A major problem arises in that there is increasing evidence that the tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) carry more risk than originally(More)
Laboratory research has found that individuals will consume more calories and make unhealthy food choices when in the presence of an overweight individual, sometimes even regardless of what that individual is eating. This study expanded these laboratory paradigms to the field to examine how weight salience influences eating in the real world. More(More)
In a variety of personal and professional domains, heavy individuals face stigma associated with their body size. Here we investigate a new method for subtle detection of the negative perceptions consistent with that stigma. In two studies, participants were asked to view images of heavy and thin individuals while smelling substances that, unbeknownst to(More)
The mitochondrial toxin, 3-nitropropionic acid (3-NP), produces motor dysfunction and striatal atrophy in rats. However, rat strain and method of administration may contribute to variability in the deficits caused by 3-NP toxicity. To evaluate this, changes in nocturnal spontaneous locomotor activity from chronic administration of 3-NP using an osmotic mini(More)
Taurine acts as an antioxidant able to protect neurons from free radical-mediated cellular damage. Moreover, it modulates the immune response of astrocytes that participate in neurodegenerative processes. The objective of this study was to examine whether taurine can prevent or attenuate the host inflammatory response induced by the xenotransplantation of(More)