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Cover for Molecular mechanisms of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Cryptosporidium</i>-induced host actin cytoskeleton dynamics.

Early ultrastructural observations of Cryptosporidium parvum-infected cells consistently described the accumulation of microfilaments beneath the dense band, suggesting the initiation of actin reorganization within the host cell. Immunolocalization and forced expression of β-actin green fluorescent ...

Author(s)
O'Hara, S. P.; Chen, X. M.; LaRusso, N. F.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933913)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pathogenic mechanisms in giardiasis and cryptosporidiosis.

This chapter elaborates on pathogenic processes responsible for the production of symptoms during giardiasis and cryptosporidiosis. To date, research findings indicate that both infections share a number of these processes. Infection appears to cause diarrhoea via a combination of intestinal...

Author(s)
Buret, A. G.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933913)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Embracing complexity: the emergence of functional neuroimaging and other methodologies to study the role of the human brain in the pathophysiology of obesity.

This chapter gives an overview about the aetiology of obesity; functional neuroimaging and the study of human eating behaviour; the discovery of putative orexigenic and anorexigenic brain networks; and atypical responses in obesity and other eating disorders.

Author(s)
Tataranni, P. A.; Pannacciulli, N.; Le, D. S. N. T.; Parigi, A. del
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934071)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Overview of the integrative physiology of adipose tissue in energy homeostasis.

In past years, several transgenic mice with targeted alterations in adipose specific gene expression have been created. These models are useful to elucidate the role of selected proteins in adipose tissue biology and their implication in the pathogenesis of obesity. Besides, they provide new...

Author(s)
Dugail, I.; Guerre-Millo, M.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934071)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Application of 'omic' strategies to obesity research.

The purpose of this chapter is to provide some examples to explain how the 'omic' approaches, and especially transcriptomics, contribute to advancing our knowledge in the field of obesity at the molecular, cellular, tissue and whole-body physiology level. Particular emphasis is placed on how...

Author(s)
Henegar, C.; Taleb, S.; Langin, D.; Zucker, J. D.; Clément, K.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934071)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Micronutrients and nutrient synergy in immunodeficiency and infectious disease.

Good nutrition is vital to immune function and disease resistance. Conversely, poor nutritional status or malnutrition can lower immunity and predispose to infection. Nutritional deficiencies are common in disorders of the immune system and in viral and bacterial infections. Experimental studies...

Author(s)
Jariwalla, R. J.; Niedzwiecki, A.; Rath, M.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845934132)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Health and disease.

Health and disease are important components in the broader concept of welfare. Understanding the relationship between health and welfare requires inferences about subjective feelings such as pain and distress. Similar types of disease occur in animals and humans - our assessment of how animals...

Author(s)
Cockram, M. S.; Hughes, B. O.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936594)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Short bowel syndrome.

The pathophysiology, clinical aspects and medical treatment of short bowel syndrome are discussed. Also, discussions on the application of nutritional and dietetic treatment (with and without home parenteral nutrition), as well as surgical and hormonal therapy (including their respective...

Author(s)
Messing, B.; Joly, F.; Jeppesen, P.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931568)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction.

The pathophysiology, diagnosis, epidemiology, clinical aspects, complications, prognosis and nutritional support and overall management (including surgery) of chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction are discussed.

Author(s)
Joly, F.; Amiot, A.; Messing, B.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931568)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Radiation enteropathy.

The indication for home parenteral nutrition in patients with radiation enteropathy is discussed, including the nutritional regimen, outcome, survival, rehabilitation and resumption of oral intake in this group of patients. The pathophysiology, clinical aspects and epidemiology of radiation...

Author(s)
Bozzetti, F.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931568)
Type
Book chapter

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