Ralph W Stevenson

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The effects of increased GLUT4 (insulin-regulatable muscle/fat glucose transporter) expression on glucose homeostasis in a genetic model of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus were determined by expressing a human GLUT4 transgene (hGLUT4) in diabetic C57BL/KsJ-db/db mice. A genomic hGLUT4 construct was microinjected directly into pronuclear murine(More)
We previously reported that overexpression of GLUT4 in lean, nondiabetic C57BL/KsJ-lepr(db/+) (db/+) mice resulted in improved glucose tolerance associated with increased basal and insulin-stimulated glucose transport in isolated skeletal muscle. We used the diabetic (db/db) litter mates of these mice to examine the effects of GLUT4 overexpression on in(More)
BACKGROUND Activation of the A2A adenosine receptor (A2AAR) decreases production of inflammatory cytokines, prevents C. difficile toxin A-induced enteritis and, in combination with antibiotics, increases survival from sepsis in mice. We investigated whether A2AAR activation improves and A2AAR deletion worsens outcomes in a murine model of C. difficile(More)
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