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Alveolar macrophage priming by intravenous administration of chitin particles, polymers of N-acetyl-D-glucosamine, in mice
(East Carolina University, 1997-03)
Intravenous (i.v.) administration of phagocytosable chitin particles (1 to 10 mm) in C57BL/6 mice and SCID mice primed alveolar macrophages (Mf) within 3 days to yield up to a 50-fold increase in their oxidative burst when ...
Contractile activity restores insulin responsiveness in skeletal muscle of obese Zucker rats.
(East Carolina University, 1993-01-15)
Both insulin and contraction stimulate glucose transport in skeletal muscle. Insulin-stimulated glucose transport is decreased in obese humans and rats. The aims of this study were (1) to determine if contraction-stimulated ...
Inhibition by rapamycin of ornithine decarboxylase and epithelial cell proliferation in intestinal IEC-6 cells in culture
(East Carolina University, 1997-02)
1 Induction of the enzyme ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) appears to be controlled primarily at the level of ODC mRNA translation. The immunosuppressant drug, rapamycin, blocked the induction of ODC in response to serum ...
Allopurinol improves myocardial reperfusion injury in a xanthine oxidase-free model
(East Carolina University, 1995-07)
The ability of allopurinol to protect against reperfusion injury in the heart has usually been attributed to its xanthine oxidase (XO)- inhibiting properties. Human myocardium how- ever, has exhibited low levels of XO ...
The effect of fasting on the activation in vivo of the insulin receptor kinase.
(East Carolina University, 1990-02-01)
Fasting causes insulin resistance in liver and fat, and increases insulin sensitivity in muscle. We studied the response in vitro and in vivo to insulin of the insulin receptor tyrosine kinase in muscle and liver from 72 ...