Chi-Chieh Tang

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BACKGROUND Obesity is associated with reduced levels of circulating high-density lipoproteins (HDLs) and its major protein, apolipoprotein (apo) A-I. As a result of the role of HDL and apoA-I in cellular lipid transport, low HDL and apoA-I may contribute directly to establishing or maintaining the obese condition. METHODS To test this, male C57BL/6(More)
The effect of methionine-enkephalin (ME) on glial neurotrophic function was studied in rat cortical glial-neuronal coculture. The results showed that ME-treated glia enhanced neuronal survival by 28% (P < 0.05), and increased total neurite length per neuron by 11% (P < 0.05), while the expression of GAP-43 mRNA by 26% (P < 0.05). The effect of ME on NO(More)
We investigated the role of the calcitonin (Miacalcin) in the progression of osteoarthritis (OA) and in nociceptive behavior in an experimental rat model of OA and osteoporosis. OA was induced by anterior cruciate ligament transection (ACLT) of the right knee and by bilateral ovariectomy (OVX) in Wistar rats. Nociceptive behaviors (secondary mechanical(More)
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