Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

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Chemerin is an adipocyte derived signalling molecule (adipokine) that serves as a ligand activator of Chemokine-like receptor 1(CMKLR1). Chemerin/CMKLR1 signalling is well established to regulate fundamental processes in metabolism and inflammation. The composition...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5494
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Sarcopenia is an age-related disease characterized by the loss of muscle mass and muscle function. A proper understanding of its pathogenesis and mechanisms may lead to new strategies for diagnosis and treatment of the disease. This study aims to discover the underlying...

["Bioinformatics","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Geriatrics","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5239
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Background Adult rat epididymal adipocytes are able to convert large amounts of glucose to lactate and glycerol. However, fatty acid efflux is much lower than that expected from glycerol levels if they were the product of lipolysis. Use of glucose for lipogenesis...

["Biochemistry","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5440
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Background Differently expressed circular RNAs (circRNAs) have been reported to play a considerable role in tumor behavior; however, the expression profile and biological function of circRNAs in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) remains unknown. Thus, the study...

["Genetics","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5363
178 downloads
603 views

Background Obesity-induced glucose metabolism disorder is associated with chronic, low-grade, systemic inflammation and is considered a risk factor for diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Resveratrol (RES), a natural anti-inflammatory compound, is observed to improve...

["Diabetes and Endocrinology","Immunology","Nutrition","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5173
96 downloads
485 views

Background The vermiform appendix serves as a “safe house” for maintaining normal gut bacteria and appendectomy may impair the intestinal microbiota. Appendectomy is expected to profoundly alter the immune system and modulate the pathogenic inflammatory immune...

["Microbiology","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Internal Medicine","Nephrology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5019
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Background Ceratonia siliqua pods (carob) have been nominated to control the high blood glucose of diabetics. In Yemen, however, its antihyperglycemic activity has not been yet assessed. Thus, this study evaluated the in vitro inhibitory effect of the methanolic...

["Diabetes and Endocrinology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4788
1 citation
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424 views

Background Concomitant drug administration is a general phenomenon in patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus. Among the currently available oral antidiabetic drugs, gliclazide is a commonly prescribed drug considering its multiple benefits in...

["Diabetes and Endocrinology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4798
110 downloads
581 views

Background Type 2 diabetes is characterized by insulin resistance accompanied by defective insulin secretion. Transgenic mouse models play an important role in medical research. However, single transgenic mouse models may not mimic the complex phenotypes of most...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Histology","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4542
195 downloads
860 views

Background Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Studies have consistently identified dyslipidemia as an important risk factor for the development of macrovascular disease. The landmark...

["Diabetes and Endocrinology","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4578
141 downloads
636 views

Background Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is characterised by long-term kidney damage and renal function decline. Diabetic CKD is the principal subtype of kidney disease in Malaysia and is associated with oxidative stress which plays an important role in development...

["Diabetes and Endocrinology","Nephrology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4421
110 downloads
475 views

Background Renal biopsies performed in diabetic patients are increasing and becoming more complex. Comprehensive data on modern spectrum of biopsy-proven renal disease in Chinese diabetic patients are lacking. Methods In a nationwide renal biopsy survey including...

["Diabetes and Endocrinology","Epidemiology","Nephrology","Pathology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4522
146 downloads
687 views

Background Serum uric acid (UA) has been reported as a risk factor for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). However, whether serum UA is associated with insulin resistance and insulin secretion, and the effect of gender on it in the case of the existed association,...

["Diabetes and Endocrinology","Epidemiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4515
197 downloads
806 views

Background C1q TNF related protein 3 (CTRP3) is a relatively novel hormonal factor primarily derived from adipose tissue and has anti-diabetic properties. To determine if CTRP3 could play a role in early childhood development, the purpose of this study was to establish...

["Diabetes and Endocrinology","Epidemiology","Pediatrics","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4472
2 citations
461 downloads
1,656 views

Background & Aims Accumulating research has addressed the linkage between the changes to gut microbiota structure and type 2 diabetes (T2D). Inulin is one type of soluble dietary fiber that can alleviate T2D. As a prebiotic, inulin cannot be digested by humans,...

["Diabetes and Endocrinology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4446

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