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Diabetic neuropathy is a major complication of diabetes and has multifactoral aetiology. The exact cause of damage is unknown although high glucose and oxidative stress are known to contribute significantly. In order to identify molecular targets of the disease and possibly new therapeutic targets, we previously examined the effect of diabetes on dorsal(More)
This study examined the role of p38 mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase in transducing high glucose into deficits in nerve conduction velocity (NCV) that are characteristic of diabetic neuropathy. p38 activation and NCV were measured in streptozocin-induced diabetic rats treated with a p38 inhibitor, an aldose reduc-tase inhibitor, and insulin. Dorsal(More)
The effect of streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetes on expression and activity of hexokinase, the first enzyme and rate-limiting step in glycolysis, was studied in sensory neurons of lumbar dorsal root ganglia (DRG). The DRG and sciatic nerve of adult rats expressed the hexokinase I isoform only. Immunofluorescent staining of lumbar DRG demonstrated that(More)
There is evidence for hormonal receptor desensitisation in human myometrium, but little is known about the mechanisms involved in the loss of myometrial response to agonists such as beta(2)-adrenergic agonists, prostaglandin gamma and oxytocin. It is well known that the receptors for these hormones are coupled to G-proteins. The first step of receptor(More)
BACKGROUND Self-injury is a neglected area of self-harm research and we know little about its epidemiology, hospital care and outcome. Aims To provide epidemiological data on self-injury and compare hospital management of self-injury with that for self-poisoning. METHOD Data were collected on all self-harm attendances to the general hospitals in Leeds(More)
Adipocytes isolated from cachectic mice bearing the MAC 16 tumour showed over a 3-fold increase in lipolytic response to both low concentrations of isoprenaline and a tumour-derived lipid mobilizing factor (LMF). This was reflected by an enhanced stimulation of adenylate cyclase in plasma membrane fractions of adipocytes in the presence of both factors.(More)
  • Lisa Blanshard, Kerstin Kleese Van Dam, Cclrc, Daresbury Laboratory, Richard Catlow, Royal Institution +2 others
  • 2003
CCLRC is involved in the development of grid and data management tools for the Simulation of Complex Materials e-Science project [7]. The aim of the project is to bring together computer and computational scientists with the aim of exploiting these technologies for key current areas of materials science relating to: • the development of combinatorial(More)
Epidemiological studies suggest an inverse correlation between dietary calcium (Ca(2+)) and vitamin D intake and the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). It has been shown in vitro that the active vitamin D metabolite, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25-D3) can upregulate expression of the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR). In the colon, CaSR has been suggested to(More)
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting the colon and is characterized by epithelial damage and barrier dysfunction. Upregulation of the tight junction protein claudin-2 by cytokines is hypothesized to contribute to the dysregulation of the epithelial barrier. New therapeutic agents which block the action of cytokines are being(More)
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