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OBJECTIVE The hepatocytes from the adult mice when stimulated by glucose had been reported to synthesize and secrete insulin. The feasibility of controlling hyperglycemia in alloxan induced diabetic mice through hepatic synthesis of insulin was studied. MATERIALS AND METHODS Insulin synthesis was determined by in vitro translation of mRNA and by(More)
Estriol, an oestrogen, at 0.6 nmol/l was reported to inhibit ADP-induced platelet aggregation through nitric oxide synthesis. As nitric oxide has been reported to cause fibrinolysis due to the activation of plasminogen to plasmin, the role of estriol as a fibrinolytic agent was investigated. Also, the mechanism of estriol-induced nitric oxide synthesis in(More)
The epidermis is both a target tissue for and a source of 1,25 dihydroxycholecalciferol. The present study determines which of the epidermal cell populations synthesizes 1,25 dihydroxycholecalciferol and which responds to this hormone. Epidermal keratinocytes from new born rat epidermis were separated by unit gravity sedimentation into poorly differentiated(More)
The aggregation of platelets on the plaque rupture site on the coronary artery is reported to cause both acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and acute myocardial infarction (AMI). While the inhibition of platelet aggregation by acetyl salicylic acid was reported to produce beneficial effects in ACS, it failed to do in AMI. The concentration of a stress induced(More)
BACKGROUND More than 90% of all hypertensive persons are reported to have essential hypertension (EH), a particular form of elevated blood pressure, for which no diagnostic test is currently available. The level of plasma renal (R) cortexin (PRC), a hypotensive protein produced in the kidney cortex cells, was reported to be reduced from 218 nM in the plasma(More)
BACKGROUND High altitude illness (HAI) is a cluster of syndromes which develops due to the injury of the central nervous system produced by the reduction of the partial pressure of O2 in the atmosphere which disappears on decent. The HAI also results in a prothrombotic condition leading to acute coronary syndrome (ACS), which cannot be controlled on descent(More)
PURPOSE Estrogen, through its binding to nuclear estrogen receptor (ER), has been implicated in the development of human breast cancer. The presence or absence of ER in breast lesions has been used to classify breast cancer into ER+ or ER- type. Maspin, an anti-breast cancer protein produced in normal mammary cells, has also been reported to control the(More)
BACKGROUND Although progesterone receptor (PR) status, similarly to estrogen receptor status, is of prognostic importance in breast cancer, the involvement of the PR in breast cancer remains obscure. Studies were conducted to determine the function of the PR in neutrophils in the nitric oxide-induced synthesis of maspin, an anti-breast-cancer protein(More)
PURPOSE The binding of either insulin, or estrogen or progesterone to their specific receptors on neutrophils has been reported to stimulate nitric oxide (NO) induced maspin synthesis in these cells. Experiments were carried out to determine the role of insulin receptor interaction in the nitric oxide induced maspin synthesis in neutrophils that was(More)