Travis Ferguson

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Overaccumulation of fat in pancreatic islets of obese ZDF fa/fa rats is believed to cause beta-cell failure and diabetes. Previously, we demonstrated that ZDF islets have an increased capacity to esterify fatty acids imported via the circulation. Here we examine the capacity of ZDF islets to synthesize fatty acids de novo. Compared with age-matched(More)
A single point mutation in peripheral myelin protein 22 (pmp22) of the Trembler-J (TrJ) mouse models the human peripheral neuropathy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1 A (CMT1A). An unexplored aspect of this disease is the gradual remodeling of the extracellular matrix in affected nerves. To elucidate the mechanism responsible for these changes, the levels(More)
Among the mono- and dichloroanilines, 3,5-dichloroaniline (3,5-DCA) is the most potent nephrotoxicant in vivo and in vitro. However, the role of renal biotransformation in 3,5-DCA induced nephrotoxicity is unknown. The current study was designed to determine the in vitro nephrotoxic potential of 3,5-DCA in isolated renal cortical cells (IRCC) obtained from(More)
Chloroanilines are widely used in the manufacture of drugs, pesticides and industrial intermediates. Among the trichloroanilines, 3,4,5-trichloroaniline (TCA) is the most potent nephrotoxicant in vivo. The purpose of this study was to examine the nephrotoxic potential of TCA in vitro and to determine if renal biotransformation and/or free radicals(More)
Chlorinated anilines are nephrotoxicants both in vivo and in vitro. The mechanism of chloroaniline nephrotoxicity may occur via more than one mechanism, but aminochlorophenol metabolites appear to contribute to the adverse in vivo effects. The purpose of this study was to compare the nephrotoxic potential of 4-aminophenol (4-AP), 4-amino-2-chlorophenol(More)
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