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Calorie restriction is an essential component in the treatment of obesity and associated diseases. Long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC n-3 PUFA) act as natural hypolipidaemics, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and could prevent the development of obesity and insulin resistance. We aimed to characterise the effectiveness and underlying(More)
Combining pharmacological treatments and life style interventions is necessary for effective therapy of major diseases associated with obesity, which are clustered in the metabolic syndrome. Acting via multiple mechanisms, combination treatments may reduce dose requirements and, therefore, lower the risk of adverse side effects, which are usually associated(More)
Screening and analysis of immunotoxic and immunomodulatory activity has become an integral component in preclinical studies of pharmaceuticals and xenobiotics. In an attempt to replace laborious and expensive batteries of assays used at present we developed a multiple immunoassay (MIA) enabling the determination, in a single mouse, of: the weight of the(More)
The condensation of chlorides of substituted pyrazinecarboxylic acids with ringsubstituted anilines yielded twelve substituted pyrazinecarboxylic acid amides. The synthetic approach, analytical, and lipophilicity data of the newly synthesized compounds are presented. Two antituberculosis assays were used. Firstly, the antimycobacterial activity against four(More)
Oleuropein, the major phenolic compound found in olive leaves and oil, exerts antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-atherogenic effects and suppresses the adipocyte differentiation in vitro. Herein, we characterized molecular mechanisms underlying the anti-adipogenic effects of oleuropein on 3T3-L1 cells and adipocytes derived from stromal-vascular(More)
A series of fifteen new compounds related to pyrazinamide (PZA) were synthesized, characterized with analytical data and screened for antimycobacterial, antifungal and antibacterial activity. The series consists of 6-chloro-5-cyanopyrazine-2-carboxamide and N-substituted 6-amino-5-cyanopyrazine-2-carboxamides, derived from the previous by nucleophilic(More)
A series of 14 new compounds related to pyrazinamide were synthesized, characterized with analytical data and screened for in vitro antimycobacterial activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Mycobacterium kansasii and two types of Mycobacterium avium. The series comprised of N-substituted 3-aminopyrazine-2,5-dicarbonitriles derived from(More)