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Increasing evidence has accumulated in support of the hypothesis that growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) play a role in carcinogenesis. In order to test this hypothesis, female nude mice were xenografted with two different human colorectal cancer cell lines (COLO 205 and HT-29) and randomized to receive placebo or a GH receptor(More)
To study the role of the crop in protein storage, crop and midgut filling in female Phormia regina (Meigen) was measured volumetrically and the soluble protein content determined. During a 4-h feeding period on homogenized liver, nonligated females consumed and stored enough protein in the crop and midgut to develop a normal compliment of eggs. Within 26 h(More)
Prolonged elevated levels of free fatty acids (FFAs) contribute to the impairment of insulin secretion function of pancreatic β cells, a hallmark of type 2 diabetes, which is partly attributed to the dysfunction of G-protein-coupled receptor 40 (GPR40) signaling. Pollen Typhae total flavone (PTF), an extract from a Chinese herbal medicine named Pollen(More)
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