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Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma) is a transcription factor important for adipogenesis and more recently has been shown to be an anticancer target. PPARgamma ligands, including the endogenous ligand 15-deoxy-Delta12,14-PGJ2 (15d-PGJ2) and synthetic ligands like ciglitazone and troglitazone, all induce apoptosis in normal and(More)
In this study we screened 3060 consecutive blood donors for an unbound iron-binding capacity level of <28 μM and then performed HFE mutation analysis in these subjects. Sixty-five of the 75 subjects with a low initial unbound iron-binding capacity (all had normal ferritin levels) came back and only 5 (8%) had a low fasting unbound iron-binding capacity.(More)
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma) is a ligand-activated transcription factor important in lipid metabolism, diabetes, and inflammation. We evaluated whether human platelets and megakaryocytes express PPARgamma and whether PPARgamma agonists influence platelet release of bioactive mediators. Although PPARgamma is mainly considered(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury (I/R) may occur in transplantation, trauma, and elective hepatic resections. Leukotrienes have been shown to play a major role in hepatic I/R injury. Five-lipoxygenase enzyme is an important enzyme in the production of leukotrienes from arachidonic acid. MK-886 is an inhibitor of 5-lipoxygenase, and montelukast(More)
Lipid peroxidation has been reported to play an important role in spinal cord injury (SCI). Erythropoietin (EPO) is a hematopoietic growth factor that stimulates proliferation and differentiation of erythroid precursor cells and is also known to exert neurotrophic activity in the central nervous system. The purpose of this study was to investigate the(More)
OBJECTIVE To demonstrate the changes in microvascular permeability occurring in association with graded acute spinal cord injury and to determine whether tissue Evans blue content is a useful indicator of the severity of spinal cord injury. The study also aimed to test the ability of the Evans blue method to demonstrate secondary injury after spinal cord(More)
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma) is a transcription factor important in fat metabolism and is emerging as an important regulator of immunity and inflammation. We previously demonstrated that normal and malignant B lineage cells express PPARgamma and die by apoptosis after PPARgamma agonist exposure. In this study, we used the(More)
Endotoxin decreases mesenteric blood flow and inflicts organ injury via free radicals. We investigated whether taurine, an endogenous antioxidant and vasodilator, could attenuate the deleterious effects of endotoxin in a mouse model of sepsis. Swiss albino mice were allocated into four groups and treated either with taurine (150 mg/kg, i.p. at 0th, 8th,(More)
BACKGROUND Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARalpha) regulates lipid metabolism upon activation by ligands. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha may play a role in the pathogenesis of fatty liver disease. The aim of this study was to assess the PPARalpha expression pattern and mitochondrial/peroxisomal enzyme activities in(More) Updated information and services can be found at: (1930 articles) Signal Transduction • (4939 articles) Immunobiology • (2497 articles) Hemostasis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology • Articles on similar topics can be found in the following Blood collections(More)