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Exercise usually results in a large displacement of the breasts, often leading to breast pain. Although breast pain is a common concern of exercising females, little research has been conducted in the area of breast pain. It has been suggested that a cause of breast pain is excessive breast motion. As the female breast does not contain strong intrinsic(More)
The melanocortin (MC) system is a known downstream mediator of leptin signaling in the brain; thus, activation of MC receptors by melanotan II (MTII), a MC3/4 receptor agonist, was hypothesized to increase adipose apoptosis, a phenomenon seen after leptin treatments. To test this hypothesis, male Sprague-Dawley rats received pretreatments of(More)
beta-Adrenergic receptor (beta-AR) agonists increase muscle mass and decrease body fat in rodents and livestock. With oral administration, however, the effects of beta1-AR and beta2-AR can be different, depending on the species tested. We tested the effects of clenbuterol, a beta2-AR agonist, and ractopamine, a beta1/beta2-AR agonist, on growth, adiposity(More)
OBJECTIVE Adipocyte apoptosis plays an important role in adipose tissue homeostasis and can be altered under a variety of physiological and pathological conditions. This study was carried out to determine whether laser scanning cytometry (LSC) can be used to measure changes in apoptosis of adipocytes over time. DESIGN LSC was used to investigate adipocyte(More)
Knockout of the P27(kip) gene, which encodes a cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor involved in cell proliferation regulation, results in growth enhancement in mice. To investigate how p27 deficiency affected adipogenesis and myogenesis, levels of PPARgamma, C/EBPalpha, and the myogenesis inhibitor, myostatin, were measured in p27(-/-) (n=14), p27(+/-) (n=18),(More)
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