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This experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of chromium (chromium picolinate) on performance and plasma concentrations of insulin and corticosterone of laying hens (Ross Brown) under a low ambient temperature (6.9 degrees C). One hundred and twenty laying hens (46 weeks old) were divided into four groups, 30 hens per group. The laying hens were(More)
The majority of transplants are derived from donors who suffered from brain injury. There is evidence that brain death causes inflammatory changes in the donor. To define the impact of brain death, we evaluated the gene expression of cytokines in human brain dead and ideal living donors and compared these data to organ function following transplantation.(More)
INTRODUCTION Experimental studies suggest that brain death in the donor has a significant impact on graft quality; however, there are no data correlating organ-specific cytokine expression and the corresponding serum protein levels in human organ donors. Furthermore, it is unknown whether donor treatment can reduce the up-regulation of proinflammatory(More)
An experiment on Cobb-500 male broilers was conducted to evaluate the effects of vitamin E (α-tocopherolacetate), vitamin A (retinol), and their combination on broiler performance and serum concentrations of triiodothyronine (T3), thyroxine (T4), adrenocorticotropine hormone (ACTH) and some metabolite and mineral concentrations in broilers reared under heat(More)
This study was designed to test the effects of feed withdrawal and darkening on the performance, triiodothyronine (T3), thyroxine (T4), thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), and some blood serum metabolite and mineral concentrations of laying hens reared at high ambient temperatures ranging from 25 to 35 degrees C. Ninety,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate potential beneficial effects of donor treatment with methylprednisolone on organ function and outcome after liver transplantation. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA It is proven experimentally and clinically that the brain death of the donor leads to increased levels of inflammatory cytokines and is followed by an intensified(More)
Since the upper age for organ donors has been raised, a higher incidence of preexistent organ damage and functional impairment is to be expected. Coronary artery sclerosis increases with age. It can only be diagnosed with certainty by coronary angiography. Since contrast medium administration may cause renal damage when risk factors are present, this study(More)
An abnormal fibrinogen that caused aggregation of red blood cells (RBC) in a patient with gangrene was examined by real-time X-ray diffraction to determine its effects on dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC) and 1-palmitoyl-2-oleoylphosphatidylethanolamine (POPE) phase transitions. Similar studies were done with normal fibrinogen and results were compared.(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of pyridoxine supplementation in an isocaloric diet containing varying level of corn oil on live performance and plasma concentrations of calcium (Ca), phosphorous (P), glucose, cholesterol, triglyceride, and total protein in Japanese quails (Coturnix coturnix Japanica). One hundred and twenty(More)
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