Donald W Rodd

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Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging (RUSI) has been validated as a noninvasive method to measure activation of selected muscles. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between muscle thickness change, as measured by ultrasonography, and electromyography (EMG) activity of the lumbar multifidus (LM) muscle in normal subjects. Bipolar fine(More)
The effects of exercise training on glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) were studied in male Sprague-Dawley rats made mildly to severely diabetic by partial pancreatectomy. Exercise trained (10 wk treadmill; T) and untrained (Unt) rats were grouped according to posttraining fed-state hyperglycemia as follows: T less than 200 and Unt less than 200(More)
The objective of this study was to determine whether insulin secretion from single pancreatic beta cells is reduced by endurance training. Male Sprague Dawley rats either trained (T, N = 9) for 11 wk on a rodent treadmill, remained sedentary, and were fed ad libitum (S, N = 8) or remained sedentary and were food restricted (pair fed, PF, N = 8) so that(More)
To determine plasma clearance kinetics for beta-endorphin (BE) by empirical compartmental analysis, a bolus of radioactive labeled 125I-BE was rapidly injected into a carotid artery catheter of unanesthetized lean (L) and obese (O) Zucker rats. The plasma disappearance of 125I was followed over a 3-h period. A 3-component exponential equation provided the(More)
An overactive endogenous opioid peptide system (EOP) in the hypothalamus of the obese rats could contribute to a subnormal metabolic response to cold stress. Specific mu, delta, kappa opioid receptor antagonists and naloxone were infused into cannulaes aimed at the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of awake freely moving obese (LA/N-cp corpulent) and lean(More)
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