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To investigate the influence of the peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma (PPAR-γ) Pro12Ala polymorphism on the susceptibility of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and body mass index (BMI), fast insulin levels, homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) in PCOS patients. PubMed, EMBASE, MEDLINE and CENTRAL databases were(More)
Liver dysfunction has been known to occur frequently in cases of sepsis. Excessive inflammation and apoptosis are pathological features of acute liver failure. Recent studies suggest that activation of glycogen synthase kinase- (GSK-) 3β is involved in inflammation and apoptosis. We aimed to investigate the protective effects of GSK-3β inhibition on(More)
Iron is essential for nearly all biological events. Siderophores are indispensable for most organisms to obtain iron from iron-limiting milieus. This holds particularly true for pathogens such as the causative agent of tuberculosis - Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The categories of mycobacterial siderophores, their biosynthesis and regulation are summarized(More)
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