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kidney function abnormalities producing dermatitis

D Reglodi, P Kiss, K Szabadfi, T Atlasz, R Gabriel, G Horvath, P Szakaly, B Sandor, A Lubics, E Laszlo, J Farkas, A Matkovits, R Brubel, H Hashimoto, A Ferencz, A Vincze, Z Helyes, L Welke, A Lakatos, A Tamas
Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) is a widespread neuropeptide with a diverse array of biological functions. Not surprisingly, the lack of endogenous PACAP therefore results in a variety of abnormalities. One of the important effects of PACAP is its neuroprotective and general cytoprotective role. PACAP protects neurons and other tissues against ischemic, toxic, and traumatic lesions. Data obtained from PACAP-deficient mice provide evidence that endogenous PACAP also has protective functions...
November 2012: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
Mária Godó, Tamás Sessler, Péter Hamar
Natural killer T (NKT) cells represent a unique T cell lineage. The NKT cells bearing an invariant TCR (iNKT cells) recognize a small variety of glycolipid antigens in the context of CD1d (non-classical MHC-I) presentation. CD1d-restricted iNKT cells play a regulatory role during an immune response by producing cytokines (IFN-gamma, and IL-4). The identification of alpha-galactosyl-ceramide (alpha-GalCer), a marine sponge derivative as a potent stimulator of iNKT cells has raised the potential of therapeutic iNKT cell activation...
2008: Current Medicinal Chemistry
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Plant materials derived from the Aloe plant are used as cosmetic ingredients, including Aloe Andongensis Extract, Aloe Andongensis Leaf Juice, Aloe Arborescens Leaf Extract, Aloe Arborescens Leaf Juice, Aloe Arborescens Leaf Protoplasts, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Polysaccharides, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Aloe Ferox Leaf Extract, Aloe Ferox Leaf Juice, and Aloe Ferox Leaf Juice Extract. These ingredients function primarily as skin-conditioning agents and are included in cosmetics only at low concentrations...
2007: International Journal of Toxicology
M S Golub, M E Gershwin, L S Hurley, D L Baly, A G Hendrickx
Rhesus monkeys were fed a diet marginally deficient in zinc (4 ppm zinc) throughout pregnancy and were monitored for changes in hematological, biochemical, and immunological parameters. This dietary zinc level was chosen because it did not produce an overt deficiency syndrome when fed for 10 wk to nonpregnant monkeys. Deprived animals were compared to control groups fed a zinc replete (100 ppm) diet ad libitum or on a food restricted (pair fed) basis. Beginning in the 3rd trimester zinc-deprived monkeys exhibited characteristic signs of deficiency including dermatitis, anorexia, and low levels of plasma zinc (less than 65 micrograms/100 ml) and of serum alkaline phosphatase activity...
February 1984: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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