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Direct effects of FGF21 on glucose uptake in human skeletal muscle: implications for type 2 diabetes and obesity
Fibroblast growth factor (FGF) 21, a novel member of the FGF family, plays a role in a variety of endocrine functions, including regulation of glucose and lipid metabolism. The role of FGF21 inExpand
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Funding of Political Parties and Election Campaigns
This handbook provides a general description of the different models of political finance regulations and analyses the relationship between party funding and effective democracy. The most importantExpand
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siRNA-Mediated Reduction of Inhibitor of Nuclear Factor-κB Kinase Prevents Tumor Necrosis Factor-α–Induced Insulin Resistance in Human Skeletal Muscle
OBJECTIVE—Proinflammatory cytokines contribute to systemic low-grade inflammation and insulin resistance. Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α impedes insulin signaling in insulin target tissues. WeExpand
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Malonyl CoenzymeA Decarboxylase Regulates Lipid and Glucose Metabolism in Human Skeletal Muscle
OBJECTIVE—Malonyl coenzyme A (CoA) decarboxylase (MCD) is a key enzyme responsible for malonyl-CoA turnover and functions in the control of the balance between lipid and glucose metabolism. WeExpand
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Activation of AMP-activated Protein Kinase Stimulates Na+,K+-ATPase Activity in Skeletal Muscle Cells*
Background: Contractions activate the sodium pump, Na+,K+-ATPase, and the energy sensor, AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), in skeletal muscle. Results: AMPK activation increases Na+,K+-ATPaseExpand
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Democracy, conflict and human security : further readings
Democracy and Human Security Democratisation After the Cold War: Managing Turbulent Transitions Democratic Practice: Managing Power, Identity and Difference When Democracy Falters Democracy inExpand
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Thesis: 'The Design of a High Pressure Steam Piping Installation' submitted with application to join the Institution of Engineers Aust.; associated correspondence 1945-47; engineering textbooks andExpand
Novel pathways regulating glucose and lipid metabolism in human skeletal muscle
The utilization of glucose and lipids as energy substrates in skeletal muscle is strictly regulated. As skeletal muscle is the body’s chief consumer of glucose and lipids, it plays a critical role inExpand