Moble Benedict

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To evaluate the possibility that insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) and their binding proteins (BPs) in bone play a role in regulating cortical bone formation in growing animals, we compared changes in IGF and IGF BP levels with changes in bone mineral density (BMD) at three different regions (proximal, middle, and distal) along the rabbit femoral shaft.(More)
To determine which hormones might regulate somatomedin secretion in the fetus, we measured somatomedin levels in conditioned medium from primary cultures of fetal rat hepatocytes. We employed a bioassay [( 3H]thymidine incorporation into DNA of chick embryo fibroblasts), a displacement assay [competition for binding of radiolabeled(More)
We evaluated the possibility that age-related decreases in circulating and/or bone-associated insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) and its binding proteins (BPs) were associated with the development of osteopenia in 8-, 16-, and 24-month-old specific pathogen-free Brown Norway/Fischer 344 male rats. We measured bone mineral densities (BMD) of femurs by(More)
To evaluate the therapeutic potential of insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) as an anabolic agent during aging, we determined its effects on IGF binding proteins (BPs) in male rats of 2, 8, 16, and 24 months of age. In control animals, a striking increase (143%) in the predominant 39-45 kDa serum IGFBP (BP-3), with little change in serum IGF-I, accompanied(More)
We have previously reported that autocrine secretion of insulin-like growth factor-II (IGF-II) plays a critical role in stimulating spontaneous myogenic differentiation in vitro. Myogenesis and IGF-II gene expression are both negatively controlled by high serum growth medium, and it is likely that serum inhibits terminal differentiation at least in part by(More)
Experimental destruction of the dorsomedial hypothalamic nuclei (DMN) in weanling rats exerts an antiaging effect by preventing microalbuminuria and kidney lesions both 1 month and 1 year after lesion production. In the present study we report further on antiaging effects of DMN lesions (DMNL) by measuring glucose transport into adipocytes and plasma levels(More)
An age-related decrease in elasticity of arteries has been found in clinical and experimental studies done during the past two decades. We have investigated molecular and endocrine aspects of that decrease by examining the effects of age and insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) on rat aorta elastogenesis. For comparison, pulmonary elastogenesis was examined(More)
We studied insulin processing and hepatic glycogenesis in cultured hepatocytes isolated from rat fetuses of 17, 19, and 21 days of gestation. Steady-state insulin binding increased by 250% between days 17 and 19, from 145±8 to 361±52 fmol/mg protein, and by an additional 40% (405±69 fmol/mg protein) by 21 days of gestation. At 37°C, 125I-insulin was rapidly(More)
This paper describes the aeroelastic model to predict the blade loads and the average thrust of a mi-cro air vehicle (MAV) scale cycloidal rotor. The analysis was performed using two approaches, one using a non-linear FEM analysis for moderately flexible blades and second using a multibody based large-deformation analysis (especially applicable for(More)
A novel dual-differential four-bar flapping mechanism that can accurately emulate insect wing kinematics in all three degrees of freedom (translation, rotation and stroke plane deviation) is developed. The mechanism is specifically designed to be simple and scalable such that it can be utilized on an insect-based flapping wing micro air vehicle. Kinematic(More)