RFRP-3 infusion elicited a significant increase in growth hormonereleasing hormone mRNA and plasma growth hormone levels compared to control rats. Neither peptide had an effect on KiSS-1 mRNA expression. Conclusion:
These data suggest that endogenous rat RFRP-3 does not affect the timing of puberty in male rats but may be associated with peripubertal rise in growth hormone secretion. Copyright (C) 2008 S. Karger AG, Basel”
“A locally-isolated Pseudomonas aeruginosa USM AR2 possessing the ability to produce glycolipid-type biosurfactant (rhamnolipid) was used in this research to explore fermentation technology for rhamnolipid production. Rhamnolipid concentration in 2.5 L fed-batch fermentation was improved from 0.173 to 8.06 g/L by manipulating the feeding strategy and cultivation protocol. The culture was fed with petroleum diesel and complex medium. The highest selleck rhamnolipid concentration
was achieved when the culture was initially fed with both petroleum diesel and complex medium, followed by feeding of petroleum diesel only at the end of the stationary phase. Severe foaming problem was resolved by modifying and integrating a foam recycler to the bioreactor. This successfully extended the cultivation period and increased the yield of final rhamnolipid. No antifoam agent was added as this modified bioreactor allowed cultivation to proceed even under foam generation. The viscosity measurement, surface tension activity test, and drop-collapse test were performed as an indirect measure of rhamnolipid presence. (C) KSBB”
“The case of a 30-year-old woman who had already experienced two incidents of angioneurotic NU7441 in vitro edema and urticaria caused by drugs during the acute gastroenteritis. The allergological workup Selleck PFTα revealed hypersensitivity to metoclopramide. This case documents that metoclopramide, a drug commonly used to inhibit the vomiting,
may cause not only bronchospastic reaction in an asthmatic patient but also angioneurotic edema of the tongue and larynx as well as urticaria. No similar cases in the literature were found.”
“The purpose of the study was to determine the effects of compression garments on recovery following damaging exercise. A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted using studies that evaluated the efficacy of compression garments on measures of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), muscular strength, muscular power and creatine kinase (CK). Studies were extracted from a literature search of online databases. Data were extracted from 12 studies, where variables were measured at baseline and at 24 or 48 or 72 h postexercise. Analysis of pooled data indicated that the use of compression garments had a moderate effect in reducing the severity of DOMS (Hedges’ g=0.403, 95% CI 0.236 to 0.569, p smaller than 0.001), muscle strength (Hedges’ g=0.462, 95% CI 0.221 to 0.703, p smaller than 0.001), muscle power (Hedges’ g=0.487, 95% CI 0.267 to 0.707, p smaller than 0.001) and CK (Hedges’ g=0.