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CONTEXT Whereas insulin resistance and obesity coexist, some obese individuals remain insulin sensitive. OBJECTIVE We examined phenotypic and metabolic factors associated with insulin sensitivity in both muscle and liver in obese individuals. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS Sixty-four nondiabetic obese adults (29 males) underwent hyperinsulinemic (15 and 80(More)
Animal manures generally contain high levels of heavy metals that may pose a significant threat to soil and groundwater qualities. Pyrolysis as means of reducing metal availability in such feed stocks is recently encouraged, but systematic studies are currently lacking. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of pyrolysis temperature on the(More)
Although T cells are required for acute lung rejection, other graft-infiltrating cells such as neutrophils accumulate in allografts and are also high glucose utilizers. Positron emission tomography (PET) with the glucose probe [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose ([(18)F]FDG) has been employed to image solid organ acute rejection, but the sources of glucose(More)
The relationship between the Pro12Ala polymorphism of PPARγ and the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus remains unresolved. Here, we attempted to resolve this inconsistency. Case-control studies pertaining to the effect of the Pro12Ala polymorphism in the PPARγ protein and risk of gestational diabetes mellitus were extracted from the HuGE, PubMed, Web of(More)
BACKGROUND Antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR) has recently surfaced as a potential form of graft dysfunction after intestinal transplantation. METHODS We present a case of an intestinal transplant recipient who developed late-onset ABMR 12 years after living-donor transplantation. An 18-year-old male recipient with a history of extensive intestinal(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Neuropeptide Y (NpY) is an important factor in neuropeptide signalling, and significantly change in the blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) during chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression. However, the role of NpY remains unclear. We aimed to investigate the associations between NpY levels, nutritional status and cardiovascular disease(More)