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The prevalence of osteoporosis in older patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is higher than in the age-matched elderly patients, but the exact cause in relation to COPD is not clear. We hypothesized that the underlying causes for this difference are related to bone metabolism with the possible risk factors that include the duration of(More)
BACKGROUND Laboratory studies found Fetuin-B impaired insulin action in myotubes and hepatocytes and caused glucose intolerance in mice. We aimed to explore the correlation of serum Fetuin-B with intrahepatic triglyceride (IHTG) content and the association of Fetuin-B with the risk of insulin resistance in general adults. METHODS A cross-sectional study(More)
Aquaporin 1 (AQP1) is one of the water channels involved in water transfer and reabsorption. The results of a reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) indicated that the level of AQP1 mRNA was increased in the testis and vas deferens, but decreased in the epididymis from the early postnatal period through puberty to adulthood. The results of(More)
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