Grazyna Kotlarz

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Many hypothalamic nuclei are involved in the regulation of food intake and energy homeostasis. An ultrastructural investigation of the hypothalamic ventromedial nucleus (VMN), a hypothetical "satiety centre" was performed to explore the morphological basis of altered feeding behaviour of old rats in an experimental model of fasting/refeeding. Young (5(More)
The impairment of homeostatic mechanisms in ageing becomes often apparent upon physiological or pathological stimulation. We have previously shown that fasting and refeeding revealed the existence of age-related changes of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism. Because fuel metabolism is partially controlled by corticosteroids we decided to determine the(More)
The arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus (ARH) is involved in the control of energy homeostasis. Leptin - an adipocyte derived hormone - is known to act on the hypothalamic nuclei and thus to control body weight by food intake reduction. Oxidative stress is believed to be implicated in leptin signalling. However, its relevance for leptin-induced signal(More)
In order to explore the morphological basis of the altered feeding behaviour of old rats, an ultrastructural investigation of the magnocellular neurons of the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN) was performed. Young and old male Wistar rats, 5 and 24 months old, respectively, and with each age group comprising 12 animals, were divided into 3 groups.(More)
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