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Trophic molecules derived from human mesenchymal stem cells enhance survival, function, and angiogenesis of isolated islets after transplantation.
BACKGROUND Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), also known as multipotent progenitor cells, release several factors that support cell survival and enhance wound healing. We hypothesized that MSC-secretedExpand
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Imatinib Mesylate Reduces Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and Induces Remission of Diabetes in db/db Mice
OBJECTIVE—Imatinib has been reported to induce regression of type 2 diabetes in chronic leukemia patients. However, the mechanism of diabetes amelioration by imatinib is unknown, and it is uncertainExpand
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PPAR-γ Activation Increases Insulin Secretion through the Up-regulation of the Free Fatty Acid Receptor GPR40 in Pancreatic β-Cells
Background It has been reported that peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-γ and their synthetic ligands have direct effects on pancreatic β-cells. We investigated whether PPAR-γExpand
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Role of hypothalamic proopiomelanocortin neuron autophagy in the control of appetite and leptin response.
Autophagy is a catabolic cellular process involving the degradation of the cell's own components. Although the role of autophagy of diverse tissues in body metabolism has been investigated, theExpand
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Prevalence, clinical and ultrasonographic characteristics of thyroid incidentalomas.
High-resolution ultrasonography (US) has made possible the detection of asymptomatic small thyroid nodules. Thyroid incidentalomas have created a clinical dilemma as to how to properly manage suchExpand
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The Associations of Total and Differential White Blood Cell Counts with Obesity, Hypertension, Dyslipidemia and Glucose Intolerance in a Korean Population
Although many studies have reported an association between total white blood cell count and metabolic syndrome, relatively few reports are available on the association between differential whiteExpand
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Metabolic syndrome as a predictor of cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes in Koreans.
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the presence of the NCEP-ATP III defined metabolic syndrome (MS) is associated with the future development of cardiovascular diseaseExpand
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The association between glycemic variability and diabetic cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy in patients with type 2 diabetes
BackgroundIt is presently unclear whether glycemic variability is associated with diabetic cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN). The aim of this study was to examine whether short- and/orExpand
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Association between cardiorespiratory fitness and arterial stiffness in men with the metabolic syndrome.
AIMS We tested the hypothesis that high cardiorespiratory fitness (fitness) is associated with lower levels of arterial stiffness in 1035 (age 52 ± 6 years) men with and without the metabolicExpand
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Order processing in automated storage/retrieval systems with due dates
In this paper we investigate automated storage/retrieval systems where a due date is specified for each retrieval order. We consider the inclusion of both order retrieval and storage in the same tourExpand
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