Diva D DeLeón

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Uteroplacental insufficiency resulting in fetal growth retardation is a common complication of pregnancy and a significant cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality. Epidemiological studies show an increased incidence of type 2 diabetes in humans who were growth retarded at birth. The mechanisms by which an abnormal intrauterine milieu leads to the(More)
ATP-sensitive potassium (KATP) channels play a key role in mediating glucose-stimulated insulin secretion by coupling metabolic signals to β-cell membrane potential. Loss of KATP channel function due to mutations in ABCC8 or KCNJ11, genes encoding the sulfonylurea receptor 1 (SUR1) or the inwardly rectifying potassium channel Kir6.2, respectively, results(More)
Reproductive hormone secretion and ovarian LH receptor content were studied during the oestrous cycle of mice that differed in fertility after genetic selection. Strain variation in the secretory pattern of progesterone was observed along with differences in the timing and magnitude of prolactin release. Scatchard analysis showed similar affinities of the(More)
We have previously demonstrated that IGF-binding protein-1 (IGFBP-1) levels rise steadily during fasting, following an inverse relationship with insulin. The function of the IGFBP-1 rise is unknown, but it has been hypothesized that IGFBP-1 serves as a glucose counterregulatory hormone during fasting and hypoglycemia by binding free IGFs, thus inhibiting(More)
The role of male pheromones in estrous cyclicity was studied in mice selected for different reproductive traits. When females are exposed to males of their own strain, estrous cycles are highly regular in females selected for increased embryo survival (line E). In contrast, cycle regularity is reduced by exposure of line E females to males from a strain(More)
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