David P. Blackwood

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Nucleocytoplasmic trafficking is an essential and responsive cellular mechanism that directly affects cell growth and proliferation, and its potential to address metabolic challenge is incompletely defined. Ceramide is an antiproliferative sphingolipid found within vascular smooth muscle cells in atherosclerotic plaques, but its mechanism of action remains(More)
AIMS The atherogenic actions of Chlamydia pneumoniae (C. pneumoniae), a common respiratory pathogen, are dependent upon a high-cholesterol environment in vivo. It is possible that oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) is responsible for promoting the atherogenic effects of C. pneumoniae through a stimulation of cell proliferation. This study determined(More)
Dietary flaxseed has cardioprotective effects that may be achieved through its rich content of the omega-3 fatty acid, alpha linolenic acid (ALA). Because ALA can be stored in adipose tissue, it is possible that some of its beneficial actions may be due to effects it has on the adipose tissue. We investigated the effects of dietary flaxseed both with and(More)
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