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S such as diabetes mellitus [74], chronicTong et al. BMC Endocrine Disorders 2010, 10:4 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6823/10/Page 3 ofalcoholism [75], or obesity with metabolic syndrome [45,46]. These systemic diseases share in common with primary central nervous system (CNS) degenerative diseases, impairments in cognition, and deficits in insulin and IGF signaling mechanisms, insulin/IGF res
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Software (GraphPad Software, Inc., San Diego, CA). Software generated significant P-values are shown in the graphs or included in the tables.ResultsEffects of NDEA and HFD on Serum Biomarkers of T2DM (Table 2)Tissue homogenates were prepared in radioimmunoprecipitation assay buffer containing protease and phosphatase inhibitors, as previously described [46]. Direct ELISAs were performed in 96-well
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Urs), rats were sacrificed by i.p. injection of pentobarbital (120 mg/kg). Blood and cerebella were harvested immediately. Blood or serum was used to measure glucose, insulin, cholesterol, triglycerides, and free fatty acid levels, as previously described [45,46]. Cerebella were harvested for histopathological, biochemical, and molecular studies. For histopathology, tissue samples were immersion f
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Changes characterized by focal loss of Purkinje neurons (Fig. 1-A3). NDEA exposure, with or without chronic HFD feeding, resulted in loss of Purkinje cells (Figs. 1-A2, 1-A4) and variable thinning of the granule cell layer. Immunohistochemical staining demonstrated similar levels and distributions of GFAP immunoreactivity in cells distributed in the granule layer of control (Fig 1-B1) and HFD-fed
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Antibody (1:10000) and Amplex Red soluble fluorophore [79]. Amplex Red fluorescence was measured (Ex 579/Em 595) in a SpectraMax M5 microplate reader (Molecular Devices Corp., Sunnyvale, CA). Negative control reactions included substitutions with nonrelevant primary or secondary antibodies, and omission of primary or secondary antibody. Immunoreactivities were normalized to protein content as dete
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Ause mitochondrial dysfunction [16], ATP deficiency [25] and apoptosis. The structural similarities between STZ and nitrosamines, including N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) and N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) [26], together with experimental evidence that high doses of STZ cause cancer while lower doses cause diabetes or AD-type neurodegeneration with cognitive impairment [15,16,22] led us to hypothesiz
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S described elsewhere [79]. For molecular and biochemical assays, cerebella were snap-frozen in a dry ice-methanol bath and stored at -80 . We studied cerebellar tissue because the cerebellum: 1) requires intact insulin/IGF signaling to maintain its structural and functional integrity [80,81]; 2) is severely damaged by i.c.-STZ mediated neurodegeneration [19,22]; 3) although relatively spared, it
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