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Secretory and anti-inflammatory actions of some gastro-intestinal hormones in salivary glands
Textbooks generally state that the secretory activity of salivary glands is solely regulated by nerves. This view is challenged in the present Thesis, using the parotid gland of the anaesthetized rat as experimental in ...
Regional differences in the response of neural stem cells and their microenvironment to ionizing radiation
Radiation therapy is one of the most effective tools for treating malignant tumors; however, cranial irradiation often results in intellectual impairment and cognitive deficits, such as impaired learning and memory. Ionizing ...
Mechanisms of Lung Injury in a Mouse Model of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a chronic lung disease that affects preterm infants. Increased levels of inflammatory mediators in the amniotic fluid and in the lungs of preterm infants are associated with the development ...
Resistin is a modulator of inflammation and autoimmunity
Resistin is a protein with proinflammatory properties in man and a regulator of glucose metabolism in mice. Human resistin activates the nuclear factor kappa-B dependent cytokine cascade; however, its full role in ...
Studies on the atherogenicity of apoB-containing lipoproteins in type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and the metabolic syndrome (MetS), two conditions that are rapidly increasing in prevalence, as well as the dyslipoproteinemia and subclinical inflammation characteristic for these conditions, are ...
Acute and chronic peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis: neurogenic inflammation and citrate treatment
The prevalent problems associated with peritoneal dialysis (PD) are ultrafiltration failure and peritonitis. During PD the patient is sustained on a state of intraperitoneal inflammation, which over time impairs structure, ...