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Leptin plays a critical role in the central regulation of bone mass. Ghrelin counteracts leptin. In this study, we investigated the effect of chronic intracerebroventricular administration of ghrelin on bone mass in Sprague-Dawley rats (1.5 μg/day for 21 days). Rats were divided into control, ghrelin ad libitum-fed (ghrelin ad lib-fed), and ghrelin pair-fed(More)
There are two forms of gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH), GnRH-I and GnRH-II, in the vertebrate brain. Both GnRH-I and GnRH-II are thought to interact with the type-I GnRH receptor (GnRHR). The present study attempted to demonstrate whether GnRH-I and GnRH-II induce differential desensitisation of GnRHR and to identify the motif involved. Time course(More)
Salmonella typhimurium, causing mouse typhoid, infects hosts such as macrophage cells, and proliferates in intracellular vacuoles causing infected cells to trigger numerous genes to respond against the infection. In this study, we tried to identify such genes in RAW264.7 cells by using the PCR screening method with degenerate primers. Fourteen genes were(More)
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