Rebecca Hicks

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OBJECTIVE Enhanced fatty-acid desaturation by stearoyl-CoA desaturase enzyme-1 (SCD1) is associated with obesity. This study determined desaturation in the cord plasma of newborns of mothers with and without gestational diabetes (GDM). STUDY DESIGN Newborns of mothers with GDM (n=21) and without (control, n=22) were recruited. Cord plasma fatty-acid(More)
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is released by bedrock in the process of uranium decay. In homes and buildings, radon can accumulate and result in an increased risk of lung cancer for inhabitants; radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determined 4 pCi/L and above to be(More)
Precursor-to-product ratios in steroid hormone metabolism may accurately reflect enzymatic activity and production of metabolites relative to their disappearance. The purpose of this study was to explore the use of direct precursor-to-product steroid ratios to discriminate between infants with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) due to 21-α-hydroxylase(More)
A mild hypothermia was produced in female rats during treatment with pyridoxine HCl (Vitamin B6), 100 mg/kg, administered in the drinking water. The hypothermic effect appeared by day 3 and persisted through 15 days of treatment. The reduction in core temperature was greater early in the day, just following the nocturnal period of maximum food and water(More)
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