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Ingested medium-chain fatty acids are directly utilized for the acyl modification of ghrelin.
It is reported that ingestion of either medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) orMedium-chain triacylglycerols (MCTs) increased the stomach concentrations of acylated ghrelin without changing the total (acyl- and des-acyl-) gh Relin amounts. Expand
Identification of neuromedin S and its possible role in the mammalian circadian oscillator system
These findings suggest that NMS in the SCN is implicated in the regulation of circadian rhythms through autocrine and/or paracrine actions. Expand
Neuromedin s is a novel anorexigenic hormone.
The results suggest that the novel peptide, NMS, may be a potent anorexigenic hormone in the hypothalamus, and that expression of proopiomelanocortin mRNA in the Arc and CRH RNA in the paraventricular nucleus may be involved in NMS action on feeding. Expand
Structure and function of the antennal sensilla of the palm weevil Rhynchophorus palmarum (Coleoptera, Curculionidae).
The distribution, fine structure and function of the sensilla present on the antennal club of Rhynchophorus palmarum were studied, suggesting an interaction at the sensory neuron level between pheromone and plant odors, triggering synergic behavioral responses. Expand
C-type natriuretic peptide, a novel antifibrotic and antihypertrophic agent, prevents cardiac remodeling after myocardial infarction.
Data suggest that CNP may be useful as a novel antiremodeling agent for cardiac remodeling after myocardial infarction through its antifibrotic and antihypertrophic action. Expand
Gizzerosine, a New Toxic Substance in Fish Meal, Causes Severe Gizzard Erosion in Chicks
A new substance, 2-amino-9-(4-imidazolyl)-7-azanonanoic acid, has been isolated from mackerel meal and named Gizzerosine, which caused severe gizzard erosion in chiks within a week when it was fed to them at the level of 2.2 ppm in the diet. Expand
Inhibitory effect of C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) on cultured cardiac myocyte hypertrophy: interference between CNP and endothelin-1 signaling pathways.
It is demonstrated that CNP inhibits ET-1-induced cardiac myocyte hypertrophy via a cGMP-dependent mechanism, and conversely,ET-1 inhibits CNP signaling by a protein kinase C- and Ca(2+)- dependent mechanism, suggesting mutual interference between CNP and ET- 1 signaling pathways. Expand
Significance of chirality in pheromone science.
  • K. Mori
  • Medicine, Chemistry
  • Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry
  • 15 December 2007
About 140 chiral pheromones are reviewed with regard to their stereochemistry-bioactivity relationships and problems encountered in studying chirality of phersomones were examined and analyzed to think about possible future directions in peromone science. Expand