Sigal Sofer

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The effects of scorpion venom Leiurus quinquestriatus hebreus were studied on cardiac cells grown in culture. The venom (30 micrograms/ml) increased significantly (P < 0.05) Ca2+ uptake into intact cardiocytes and to sarcoplasmic reticulum of skinned cells. [3H]Deoxyglucose uptake was also increased significantly (P < 0.05) in venom treated cardiocytes. It(More)
Effective nutritional guidelines for reducing abdominal obesity and metabolic syndrome are urgently needed. Over the years, many different dietary regimens have been studied as possible treatment alternatives. The efficacy of low-calorie diets, diets with different proportions of fat, protein, and carbohydrates, traditional healthy eating patterns, and(More)
During a 3-year period, seven children with bacterial tracheitis were admitted to the intensive care unit of the Winnipeg Children's Hospital. The illness was characterized by fever, toxicity, and stridor. Respiratory difficulty was secondary to copious thick purulent tracheal secretions. In the majority of patients the illness was caused by Staphylococcus(More)
This study was designed to investigate the effect of a low-calorie diet with carbohydrates eaten mostly at dinner on anthropometric, hunger/satiety, biochemical, and inflammatory parameters. Hormonal secretions were also evaluated. Seventy-eight police officers (BMI >30) were randomly assigned to experimental (carbohydrates eaten mostly at dinner) or(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Our recently published randomised clinical trial evaluated the effect of a low-calorie diet with carbohydrates eaten at dinner. This dietary pattern led to lower hunger scores, and better anthropometric, biochemical and inflammatory outcomes compared to a standard low-calorie diet. In the same study, changes in diurnal secretion patterns(More)
New evidance highlights the importance of food timing. Recently, we showed that a low-calorie diet with carbohydrates eaten mostly at dinner changed diurnal hormone secretion and led to greater weight loss and improved metabolic status in obese people. Herein, we set out to test whether concentrated-carbohydrates diet (CCD), in which carbohydrates are fed(More)
Fleas represent an acknowledged burden on dogs worldwide. The characterization of flea species infesting kennel dogs from two localities in Israel (Rehovot and Jerusalem) and their molecular screening for Bartonella species (Rhizobiales: Bartonellaceae) was investigated. A total of 355 fleas were collected from 107 dogs. The fleas were morphologically(More)
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