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Inhibition of corticosteroid-binding globulin gene expression by glucocorticoids involves C/EBPβ
Corticosteroid-binding globulin (CBG), a negative acute phase protein produced primarily in the liver, is responsible for the transport of glucocorticoids (GCs). It also modulates the bioavailability of GCs, as only free ...
Evaluation of a nisin-eluting nanofiber scaffold to treat Staphylococcus aureus-induced skin infections in mice
(American Society for Microbiology, 2013-08)
Staphylococcus aureus is a virulent pathogen and a major causative agent of superficial and invasive skin and soft tissue infections (SSSTIs). Antibiotic resistance in S. aureus, among other bacterial pathogens, has rapidly ...
Exercise, stress and immune system functional responses
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2004-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Stress related to chronic exercise affects both the immune and endocrine systems, but there are still many issues that are poorly understood, particularly effects of stress on the functional capacity ...
Gender differences in metabolic risk factor prevalence in a South African student population
(Clinics Cardiv Publishing, 2009-06)
We determined selected risk factors for the metabolic syndrome and assessed the metabolic risk status (using IDF criteria) of third-year physiology students at Stellenbosch University (88 males and 178 females). Outcome ...
Interplay of the inflammatory and stress systems in a hepatic cell line : interactions between glucocorticoid receptor agonists and interleukin-6
(HighWire Press, 2010-11)
The liver plays an important role in inflammation and stress by producing the acute phase proteins (APPs) required for resolution of inflammation as well as by delivering systemic glucose, through gluconeogenesis, required ...
Sutherlandia frutescens may exacerbate HIV-associated neuroinflammation
(BioMed Central, 2015-07-18)
Background: Neuroinflammation is central to the aetiology of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) that are prevalent in late stage AIDS. Anti-retroviral (ARV) treatments are rolled out relatively late in the ...