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AIMS Variations of blood glucose level have been reported to be more harmful than sustained high glucose, but the effects on pancreatic β-cells have not yet been clarified. FOXO transcription factors are important for cell fate. We tried to clarify the effect of glucose variability on INS-1 cells, and the potential mechanisms related with FOXO-SIRT pathway.(More)
Activation of mast cells participates in the chronic inflammation associated with cerebral arteries in intracranial aneurysm formation and rupture. Several studies have shown that the anti-inflammatory effect of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is beneficial for the treatment of aneurysms. However, some long-term safety concerns exist regarding stem cell-based(More)
It is inconvenient to perform serum lipid analysis in fasting state in diabetic patients with drug treatment. In patients with statin treatment and Asian diet, it has not been clearly known whether non-fasting values could be used for the clinical decision making in diabetic patients. In this study, fasting and post-prandial plasma lipid profiles of(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the effects of cholecystokinin octapeptide on thermoregulation, postresuscitation myocardial function, neurologic outcome, and duration of survival in a rat model of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. DESIGN : Prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled experimental study. SETTING University-affiliated animal research laboratory.(More)
The behavior of arsenic (As) bioleaching from mine tailings containing high amount of As (ca. 34,000 mg/kg) was investigated using Acidithiobacillus thiooxidans to get an insight on the optimal conditions that would be applied to practical heap and/or tank bioleaching tests. Initial pH (1.8-2.2), temperature (25-40 °C), and solid concentration (0.5-4.0%)(More)
AIM The nonselective Cannabinoid (CB) receptor agonist, WIN55, 212-2, was demonstrated to induce hypothermia and improve post-resuscitation outcomes in a rat post-cardiac arrest model. The present study was to explore the potential mechanisms of WIN55, 212-2 on thermoregulation following resuscitation and to investigate which class of CB receptors was(More)
We adapted a mixed culture of acidophiles to high arsenic concentrations to confirm the possibility of achieving more than 70% biooxidation of refractory gold concentrates containing high arsenic (As) concentration. The biooxidation process was applied to refractory gold concentrates containing approximately 139.67 g/kg of total As in a stirred tank reactor(More)
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