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Visceral adiposity is increasingly recognized as a key condition for the development of obesity related disorders, with the ratio between visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) reported as the best correlate of cardiometabolic risk. In this study, using a cohort of 40 obese females (age: 25–45 y, BMI: 28–40 kg/m 2) under healthy(More)
1 Populations with insufficient ultraviolet exposure and who consume diets low in vitamin D have low vitamin D status (plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations) and a reported higher incidence of multiple sclerosis (MS). The active form of vitamin D, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D 3 (1,25(OH) 2 D 3), is an effective anti-inflammatory molecule. No(More)
Epithelial organ morphogenesis involves reciprocal interactions between epithelial and mesenchymal cell types to balance progenitor cell retention and expansion with cell differentiation for evolution of tissue architecture. Underlying submandibular salivary gland branching morphogenesis is the regulated proliferation and differentiation of perhaps several(More)
We present a new application of multispectral analysis for subcellular measurement of multiple proteins in formalin-fixed paraffin embedded tissue and cells. Typically, the targets of interest are present in the same or spatially overlapping cellular compartments. Such co-localization can complicate analysis and interpretation of the images obtained using(More)
Parathyroid hormone (PTH) is used as a marker of vitamin D (VD) status. However, PTH depends on many other factors. The 24,25-dihydroxy VD (24,25VD) concentration may be a sensitive marker because its production is reduced in VD deficiency. The relationship between VD metabolites, their ratio and PTH was investigated in adolescents from the UK and The(More)
Cancer is a multifaceted disease characterized by heterogeneous genetic alterations and cellular metabolism, at the organ, tissue, and cellular level. Key features of cancer heterogeneity are summarized by 10 acquired capabilities, which govern malignant transformation and progression of invasive tumors. The relative contribution of these hallmark features(More)
Visceral adiposity is increasingly recognized as a key condition for the development of obesity related disorders, with the ratio between visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) reported as the best correlate of cardiometabolic risk. In this study, using a cohort of 40 obese females (age: 25-45 y, BMI: 28-40 kg/m(2)) under(More)