Tiago Leal Martins

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BACKGROUND S100B is a calcium-binding protein expressed and secreted by astrocytes; serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) S100B elevation has been proposed as an index of brain damage. However, other tissues are shown to produce this protein and the clinical significance of serum S100B elevation has been discussed. METHODS We investigated the levels of(More)
The mammalian kidney contributes significantly to glucose homeostasis through gluconeogenesis. Considering that stanniocalcin 1 (STC1) regulates ATP production, is synthesized and acts in different cell types of the nephron, the present study hypothesized that STC1 may be implicated in the regulation of gluconeogenesis in the vertebrate kidney. Human STC1(More)
The present study assesses the effects of osmotic stress on phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK), fructose 1,6-bisphosphatase (FBPase) and glucose 6-phosphatase (G6Pase) activities and (14)C-total lipid synthesis from (14)C-glycine in the anterior and posterior gills, jaw muscle, and hepatopancreas of Neohelice granulata. In posterior gills, 24-h(More)
We reported previously that intrauterine asphyxia acutely affects the rat hippocampus. For this reason, the early effects of this injury were studied in the cerebral cortex, immediately after hysterectomy (acute condition) or following a recovery period at normoxia (recovery condition). Lactacidemia and glycemia were determined, as well as glycogen levels(More)
Long-chain polyunsaturated n-3 fatty acids (n-3 LCPUFAs) have hypolipidemic effects and modulate intermediary metabolism to prevent or reverse insulin resistance in a way that is not completely elucidated. Here, effects of these fatty acids on the lipid profile, phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK) activity, lipid synthesis from glucose in epididymal(More)
The present study assesses the effects of starvation and refeeding on 1-[(14)C]-methyl aminoisobutyric acid ((14)C-MeAIB) uptake, (14)C-total lipids, (14)CO(2) production from (14)C-glycine, (14)C-protein synthesis from (14)C-leucine and Na(+)-K(+)-ATPase activity in jaw muscle of Neohelice granulata previously maintained on a carbohydrate-rich (HC) or(More)
We determined the activity of glyceroneogenesis from [2-14C]-pyruvate, the phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase activity, [2-14C]-pyruvate oxidation and total lipid levels in the hepatopancreas of the crab Neohelice granulata fed with a carbohydrate-rich (HC) diet or a high-protein (HP) diet and then subjected to 5weeks of starvation, in summer and winter, to(More)
The present work assesses in vitro the role of human Stanniocalcin 1 (hSTC-1) in 14C-glucose metabolism in brown adipose tissue (BAT) from fed rat. In the fed state, hSTC-1 decreases the incorporation of 14C from glucose into lipids in the rat BAT. The data support the hypothesis that the capacity of the glycerol-3-phosphate (G3P)-generating pathway(More)
The present work assesses in vitro the role of human Stanniocalcin 1 (hSTC-1) in glucose metabolism in white retroperitoneal adipose tissue (WRAT) from fed rat. In the fed state, hSTC1 increases the incorporation of 14C from glucose into lipids in the rat WRAT. The increase in lipogenesis capacity supports the hypothesis that the activity of the(More)
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