Sarah E Galvez

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SOX9, a high mobility group (HMG) box transcription factor, is required for development, differentiation and lineage commitment. It is known to exert its effects through nuclear translocation, such as cell cycle changes in response to retinoic acid treatment in breast cancer cells. However, it is not known whether SOX9 has prognostic significance in human(More)
Muscle atrophy (cachexia) is a muscle wasting syndrome associated with several pathological conditions in humans such as congestive heart failure, diabetes, AIDS, cancer and renal failure, and the presence of cachexia worsens outcome. Many of the conditions associated with cachexia are accompanied by stimulation of the renin-angiotensin system and elevation(More)
Cachexia is a serious complication of many chronic diseases, such as congestive heart failure (CHF) and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Many factors are involved in the development of cachexia, and there is increasing evidence that angiotensin II (Ang II), the main effector molecule of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS), plays an important role in this(More)
Cachexia is a serious complication of many chronic diseases, such as congestive heart failure (CHF) and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Although patients with advanced CHF or CKD often have increased angiotensin II (Ang II) levels and cachexia and Ang II causes skeletal muscle wasting in rodents, the potential effects of Ang II on muscle regeneration are(More)
The immobilization of Pseudomonas stutzeri using adsorption on different inorganic supports was studied in relation to the number of adsorbed cells, metabolic activity and biodesulfurization (BDS). The electrophoretic migration (EM) measurements and Tetrazolioum (TTC) method were used to evaluate adsorption and metabolic activity. Results indicate that(More)
We have shown previously that insulin like-growth factor I (IGF-1) suppressed atherosclerosis in Apoe(-/-) mice and activated endothelial nitric oxide (NO) synthase. To determine whether IGF-1-induced atheroprotection depends on NO, IGF-1- or saline-infused mice were treated with l-NAME, the pan-NO synthase inhibitor or with d-NAME (control). IGF-1 reduced(More)
Congestive heart failure and chronic kidney disease are characterized by chronically elevated angiotensin II (Ang II) and muscle wasting. Ang II causes skeletal muscle wasting by reducing appetite and by enhancing catabolism. The serine/threonine kinase AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) functions mainly as a sensor of cellular energy status. It is energy(More)
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