Postnatal overfeeding is a well-known model of early-life induced obesity and glucose intolerance in rats. However, little is known about its impact on insulin signaling in specific brain regions such as the mesocorticolimbic system, and its putative effects on dopamine-related hedonic food intake in adulthood. For this study, rat litters were standardized… (More)
Teak (Tectona grandis) is one of the most valuable timbers in international trade and an important species for tropical forestry. Teak is found on the island of East Timor but no information is available on teak growth from this region. A pure stand planted in 1940-50 in the North of East Timor and left unmanaged was studied. Fifteen trees were sampled in… (More)
Teak (Tectona grandis L. f.) is an important native species of Southeast Asia, producing an excellent quality wood with high demand in the world market contributing positively to development and economic growth of the countries. There are few published studies on the anatomical variability of teak wood from East Timor. The wood anatomical characterization… (More)
Characterization of a distinctive pattern of periovulatory leptin secretion and its relationship with ovulation rate and luteal function in swine with obesity/leptin resistance.1 induces sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca-2 leak and arrhythmogenesis in adult rat ventricular myocytes.
Magneto-optical Kerr effect (MOKE) magnetometry is an indispensable, reliable, and one of the most widely used techniques for the characterization of nanostructured magnetic materials. Information, such as the magnitude of coercive fields or anisotropy strengths, can be readily obtained from MOKE measurements. We present a description of our… (More)
A light microscopical study was conducted to ascertain the type of cells in the nucleus pulposus of the adult human intervertrebral disc. Three lumbar intervertebral discs were removed from each of 15 male and female adults at autopsy (ages ranged from 19 to 62 years). The tissue was fixed in formalin, decalcified in formic acid, dehydrated in a graded… (More)