Mark Franciosa

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Perilipins, a family of phosphoproteins, are specifically located at the surface of intracellular lipid (triacylglycerol) droplets, the site of lipolysis. Stimulation of lipolysis in 3T3-L1 adipocytes by tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) is associated with a decrease in total cellular expression of perilipin A and B, consistent with the hypothesis(More)
Thiazolidinediones (TZDs) such as BRL 49653 are a class of antidiabetic agents that are agonists for the peroxisome proliferator-activated nuclear receptor (PPAR-gamma2). In vivo, TZDs reduce circulating levels of free fatty acids (FFAs) and ameliorate insulin resistance in individuals with obesity and NIDDM. Adipocyte production of TNF-alpha is proposed to(More)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease is one of the leading gastrointestinal disorders. Current treatments include lifestyle modifications, pharmacological therapies, surgical fundoplications, and, more recently, endoscopic procedures. The rising concern of long-term side effects of the popular proton-pump inhibitors and the more recent evidence raising doubts(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of nutritional supplementation on the outcome and nutritional status of south Indian patients with tuberculosis (TB) with and without human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) coinfection on anti-tuberculous therapy. METHOD Randomized controlled trial on the effect of a locally prepared cereal-lentil mixture providing 930(More)
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