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  1. Positive energy balance is associated with accelerated muscle atrophy and increased erythrocyte glutathione turnover during 5 wk of bed rest...

    American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 88(4):950 (2008) PMID 18842781

    We aimed to assess whether energy intake in excess of requirement activates systemic inflammation and antioxidant defenses and accelerates muscle atrophy induced by inactivity. Nineteen healthy male volunteers were studied before and at the end of 5 wk of bed rest. Subjects were allowed to spontaneo...
  2. Blood glucose changes in diabetic children and adolescents engaged in most common sports activities.

    Acta bio-medica de L'Ateneo parmense : organo d... 77 Suppl 1:26 (2006) PMID 16921609

    Circulating insulin levels decrease and substrate glycogenolysis-mediated conversion into glucose increases just a few minutes after normal subjects start exercising, but during sustained physical activity muscles massively utilize blood glucose, thus causing glycogenolysis to increase further until...
  3. Sleep apnea, sleep disturbance, and fasting glucose variability: a pilot study.

    Journal of diabetes science and technology (Onl... 7(3):743 (2013) PMID 23759408 PMCID PMC3869143

    Disturbed sleep and nocturnal altered breathing are related to disturbances of glucose metabolism. The present uncontrolled observational study explores the role of these factors on the variability of fasting glycemia. The number and duration of nocturnal awakenings and the fasting glycemia of 97 pa...
  4. Adipokines and Sexual Hormones Associated with the Components of the Metabolic Syndrome in Pharmacologically Untreated Subjects: Data from t...

    International Journal of Endocrinology 2011 :1 (2011) PMID 22114592

    We evaluated the association of the sex hormone pattern and the serum level of the main adipokines to metabolic syndrome (MS) and its components in 199 pharmacologically untreated subjects. Men and women included in the age-class subgroups were matched for body mass index, waist circumference, blood...
  5. A short term −12° head down tilt does not mimic microgravity in terms of human gonadal function

    Microgravity - Science and Technology 18(3):226 (2006)

  6. Microgravity as a model of ageing.

    Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metab... 6(1):31 (2003) PMID 12496678

    Longevity with good health and long-term survival in space are two of the many challenges that scientists face in the twenty-first century. Ageing and life in space are both associated with undesirable effects on normal physiological processes. This review will outline how the endocrine, metabolic,...
  7. Application of technology in endocrine disease.

    International Journal of Endocrinology 2014:715029 (2014) PMID 24688544 PMCID PMC3945073

  8. Clinorotation-induced weightlessness influences the cytoskeleton of glial cells in culture

    Brain Research 934(2):132 (2002) PMID 11955476

    We undertook a ground based research using a random positioning machine (clinostat) as a simulation method for microgravity. The outcome of the study was represented by cytoskeletal changes occurring in cultured glial cells (C 6 line) after 15 min, 30 min, 1 h, 20 h and 32 h under simulated mi...
  9. Low gravity and integrins in cultured glial cells

    Acta Astronautica 63(7):899 (2008)

    We studied the effect of random rotation on the expression of integrins in cultured astrocytes with or without the addition of divalent ions. Some cultures were immediately fixed, others were let to rest and then fixed. Cells were submitted to immunohistochemistry using antibodies to...
  10. Mental rotation task in a pilot during and after pregnancy.

    Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine 84(10):1092 (2013) PMID 24261064

    We observed a significant difference in the subject's response time compared with pilots (she was slower) and nonpilots (she was faster). One year after delivery, her performance was still better than the nonpilot group and was almost the same as the pilot group. Our data are consistent with an effe...