Aus Tariq Ali

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Adipocytes are the main constituent of adipose tissue and are considered to be a corner stone in the homeostatic control of whole body metabolism. Their primary function is to control energy balance by storing triacylglycerol in periods of energy excess and mobilizing it during energy deprivation. Besides the classical function of storing fat, adipocytes(More)
BACKGROUND A previous study has demonstrated that alkaline phosphatase (AP) may play a role in the control of intracellular lipid accumulation in the rodent preadipocyte cell line, 3T3-L1. The present study investigated whether AP may have a similar function in preadipocytes isolated from human mammary gland tissue. METHODS Preadipocyte maturation was(More)
  • Aus Tariq Ali
  • International journal of gynecological cancer…
  • 2014
Endometrial cancer is the most common malignancy of women in developed countries, and its incidence is 10 times higher than in developing countries. Endometrial cancer is most common in the sixth and the seventh decades of life; thus, postmenopausal women have a higher risk of developing the disease compared with premenopausal women. The increased incidence(More)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a heterogeneous disorder, where the main clinical features include menstrual irregularities, sub-fertility, hyperandrogenism, and hirsutism. The prevalence of PCOS depends on ethnicity, environmental and genetic factors, as well as the criteria used to define it. On the other hand, metabolic syndrome is a constellation of(More)
OBJECTIVE As alkaline phosphatase may play a role in cell differentiation, our aim was to study the possible role of this enzyme in the differentiation of preadipocytes (3T3-L1 cells) into adipocytes. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES 3T3-L1 cells were grown in medium containing insulin, dexamethasone and IBMX to induce adipogenesis. Adipogenesis was(More)
Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is expressed in 3T3-L1 preadipocytes, and its activity increases during adipogenesis. The purpose of this study was to determine whether ALP activity could be used as a measure of intracellular lipid accumulation in human preadipocytes and 3T3-L1 cells and which of the factors that induce adipogenesis are responsible for(More)
Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is present in human preadipocytes. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between anthropometry and serum levels of ALP isoenzymes, liver enzymes, albumin, and bilirubin. Anthropometric variables; serum total, bone, liver, and intestinal ALP levels; and alanine aminotransferase (ALT), albumin, total protein, total(More)
Endometrial cancer is the most common malignancy of women in developed countries, and its incidence is rising among pre- and postmenopausal women. In developed and numerous developing countries endometrial cancer, as well as other types of female cancers are an ever-increasing threat that may be explained, among other reasons, by increased life expectancy(More)
The aetiology of ovarian cancer is multifactorial with both endogenous and exogenous risk factors playing an important role. The exact pathogenesis of ovarian cancer is still not well understood, despite the number of hypotheses published. Due to an increase in the number of women using fertility drugs, much attention has been focused on the long-term(More)