Patricia Park

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Pancreatic beta-cell apoptosis is important in the pathogenesis and potential treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus. We investigated whether Humanin, a recently described survival factor for neurons, could improve the survival of beta-cells and delay or treat diabetes in the nonobese diabetic (NOD) model. Humanin reduced apoptosis induced by serum(More)
Pituitary carcinoma is characterized by the presence of systemic or central nervous system metastases rather than malignant histological features, making it an anomaly amongst carcinomas. In contrast, aggressive or atypical pituitary adenomas often have a relatively bland histological appearance despite their malignant growth patterns. We now report a case(More)
Growth hormone (GH) therapy has evolved rapidly over the past decade. Ongoing research has demonstrated a clear role for therapeutic GH in a wide spectrum of pediatric disorders involving both poor growth and abnormal body composition. Although guidelines for GH dosing are not fully established, a series of key studies has delineated the range of dosages(More)
Growth hormone (GH) therapy has evolved rapidly over the past decade, and continuing research has established a clear role for therapeutic GH in a wide spectrum of disorders, including idiopathic GH deficiency (childhood- and adult-onset), Turner syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, small-for-gestational age children with failure of catch-up growth,(More)
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