Rawan Damouni

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The worldwide epidemic of obesity is associated with increasing rates of the metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Epidemiological studies have reported that these conditions are linked to increased rates of cancer incidence and mortality. Obesity, particularly abdominal obesity, is associated with insulin resistance and the development of dyslipidemia,(More)
BACKGROUND Exogenous hyperisulinemia causes pregnancy, induced hypertension and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) in pregnant rats. Hyperinsulinemia may increase production of endothelin-1 (ET-1), produced by sequential proteolysis of the big endothelin by the endothelin-converting enzyme (ECE)-1, the expression of which is examined here in the(More)
BACKGROUND Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, characterized by a loss of pancreatic β-cell mass and function, which results in dramatic reductions in insulin secretion and circulating insulin levels. Patients with type 1 diabetes are traditionally treated with insulin injections and insulin pumps ex vivo or undergo transplantation. Growth hormone(More)
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