Jiten Patel

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Pfeiffer and colleagues years ago pointed out that different distributions and amounts of adipose tissue are associated with abnormalities of lipolysis and lipoprotein metabolism. Adipose tissue has several crucial roles including (i) mobilization from stores of fatty acids as an energy source, (ii) catabolism of lipoproteins such as very-low-density(More)
Adipose tissue lipolysis is at least in part stimulated by the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). Although there is a generalized decrease in SNS activity with fasting, the rate of lipolysis during fasting increases. The aim of this study was to determine whether there is an association between activation of sympathetic nerves innervating adipose tissue and(More)
The sympathetic nervous system regulates lipolysis. There are regional differences in the sensitivity of lipolysis to adrenergic regulation. Little is known about regional sympathetic activity in response to eating in humans. We studied the effect of feeding on systemic and local sympathetic nervous system activity and lipolysis in lean healthy subjects(More)
Increased circulating concentrations of tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) are seen in several pathological conditions associated with vascular disease. TNF-alpha induces the synthesis of endothelin-1 (ET-1), a potent vasoconstictor, by the endothelium. However, there is profound vasodilatation in sepsis, where circulating levels of both ET-1 and(More)
CONTEXT Nanoparticles for colon-specific drug delivery system are known for their specific accumulation in the inflamed tissue in the colon and may therefore allow a selective delivery to the site of inflammation for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to formulate and evaluate nanocapsules (NC), an(More)
The interaction between synthetic polymer nanoparticles (NPs) and biomacromolecules (e.g., proteins, lipids, and polysaccharides) can profoundly influence the NPs fate and function. Polysaccharides (e.g., heparin/heparin sulfate) are a key component of cell surfaces and the extracelluar matrix and play critical roles in many biological processes. We report(More)
BACKGROUND Ultrasound-guided Central Venous Catheterization (CVC) for temporary vascular access, preferably using the right internal jugular vein, is widely accepted by nephrologists. However CVC is associated with numerous potential complications, including death. We describe the finding of a rare left-sided partial anomalous pulmonary vein connection(More)
Increased circulating concentrations of tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) are seen in several pathological conditions associated with vascular disease. TNF-α induces the synthesis of endothelin-1 (ET-1), a potent vasoconstictor, by the endothelium. However, there is profound vasodilatation in sepsis, where circulating levels of both ET-1 and TNF-α are(More)