Julie Takada

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OBJECTIVE To describe the advances in research into the physiological role of white adipose tissue, with emphasis on its endocrinal role in inflammatory processes, feeding behavior, insulin sensitization and modulation of the atherogenetic process. To deal with the potential role of adipose tissue as a source of stem cells for regeneration of tissues, with(More)
The use of experimental models of diabetes mellitus (DM) has been useful in understanding the complex pathogenesis of DM. Streptozotocin (STZ) injected in rats during the neonatal period has usually led to the major features described in diabetic patients (hyperglycemia, polyphagia, polydipsia, polyuria, and abnormal glucose tolerance) in a short period.(More)
OBJECTIVE Salt restriction has been reported to increase white adipose tissue (WAT) mass in rodents. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of different sodium content diets on the lipogenic and lipolytic activities of WAT. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES Male Wistar rats were fed on normal-sodium (NS; 0.5% Na(+)), high-sodium (HS;(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated the effect of different sodium content diets on rat adipose tissue carbohydrate metabolism and insulin sensitivity. METHODS AND PROCEDURES Male Wistar rats were fed on normal- (0.5% Na(+); NS), high- (3.12% Na(+); HS),or low-sodium (0.06% Na(+); LS) diets for 3, 6, and 9 weeks after weaning. Blood pressure (BP) was(More)
The recent progress in the research about the metabolic properties of the adipose tissue and the discovery of its ability to produce hormones that are very active in pathophysiologic as well as physiologic processes is rebuilding the concepts about its biology. Its involvement in conditions like obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, arterial hypertension,(More)
Obesity and insulin resistance are highly correlated with metabolic disturbances. Both the excess and lack of adipose tissue can lead to severe insulin resistance and diabetes. Adipose tissue plays an active role in energy homeostasis, hormone secretion, and other proteins that affect insulin sensitivity, appetite, energy balance, and lipid metabolism. Rats(More)
Endurance exercise training promotes important metabolic adaptations, and the adipose tissue is particularly affected. The aim of this study was to investigate how endurance exercise training modulates some aspects of insulin action in isolated adipocytes and in intact adipose tissue. Male Wistar rats were submitted to daily treadmill running (1 h/day) for(More)
The current study investigated the effects of chronic training and pinealectomy on the lipogenic and lipolytic activity of adipose tissue. Pinealectomized and sham-operated adult male Wistar rats were distributed in to four subgroups: pinealectomized untrained, pinealectomized trained, control untrained and control trained. At the end of the training period(More)
This study investigated the effects of pinealectomy and exercise training on rat adipose tissue metabolism. Pinealectomized (PINX) and sham-operated (CONTROL) adult male Wistar rats were subdivided into four subgroups, including PINX untrained, PINX trained, CONTROL untrained and CONTROL trained. At the end of the training period (8 wk), the rats were(More)
The current study emphasizes the crucial role of the pineal gland on the effects of chronic training in different tissues focusing on carbohydrate metabolism. We investigated the maximal oxygen uptake (aerobic power), muscle and liver glycogen content, and also the enzymes involved in the carbohydrate metabolism of rat adipose tissue. Pinealectomized and(More)