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PURPOSE To evaluate behavior of the scotopic threshold response (STR) and the oscillatory potential (OP) in the electroretinogram (ERG) in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats (DM rats). METHODS The amplitude of the STR and the OP 3, the implicit time of the STR, and the peak latency of the OP 3 of the DM rats were measured. RESULTS No significant(More)
Obesity is a major risk factor in the development of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and its pathophysiological precondition insulin resistance. Very little is known about the metabolic changes that occur in the myocardium and consequent changes in cardiac function that are associated with high-fat accumulation. Therefore, cardiac function and(More)
Both exercise and calorie restriction interventions have been recommended for inducing weight-loss in obese states. However, there is conflicting evidence on their relative benefits for metabolic health and insulin sensitivity. This study seeks to evaluate the differential effects of the two interventions on fat mobilization, fat metabolism, and insulin(More)
Sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase 2a (SERCA2a) and its inhibitory protein called phospholamban (PLN) are pivotal for Ca2+ handling in cardiomyocyte and are known that their expression level and activity were changed in the heart failure patients. To examine whether PLN inhibition can improve survival rate as well as cardiac function in heart failure, we(More)
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