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Biomedical research

This section aims to publish studies looking at the regulation, function and activities of organ systems not covered by the other sections. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, neurophysiology, immunological, endocrine, renal and circadian physiology.

  1. Content type: Research article

    Thermogenic impairment promotes obesity and insulin resistance. Adiponectin is an important regulator of energy homeostasis. While many beneficial metabolic effects of adiponectin resemble that of activated th...

    Authors: Qiong Wei, Jong Han Lee, Hongying Wang, Odelia Y. N. Bongmba, Chia-Shan Wu, Geetali Pradhan, Zilin Sun, Lindsey Chew, Mandeep Bajaj, Lawrence Chan, Robert S. Chapkin, Miao-Hsueh Chen and Yuxiang Sun

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2017 17:8

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies show that androgens are involved in hypertrophy and excitability of cardiomyocytes and that their effects are mediated through their receptor. The aim of this study was to evaluate the presenc...

    Authors: Enrique Pedernera, María José Gómora, Iván Meneses, Marlon De Ita and Carmen Méndez

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2017 17:7

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Bladder pain is a prominent symptom in several urological conditions (e.g. infection, painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis, cancer). Understanding the mechanism of bladder pain is important, particul...

    Authors: Fei Ma, Dimitrios E. Kouzoukas, Katherine L. Meyer-Siegler, Karin N. Westlund, David E. Hunt and Pedro L. Vera

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2017 17:6

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  4. Content type: Methodology article

    Obese individuals differ in their risk of developing metabolic and cardiovascular complications depending on fat distribution (subcutaneous versus visceral) and adipose tissue (AT) phenotype (hyperplasic versu...

    Authors: Kathrin Landgraf, Susanne Schuster, Andrej Meusel, Antje Garten, Thomas Riemer, Dorit Schleinitz, Wieland Kiess and Antje Körner

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2017 17:4

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Trimester-specific reference ranges for T3, T4, and TSH need to be established in different communities. Neither Sudan nor other African countries have established trimester-specific reference ranges for TSH, ...

    Authors: Enaam T. Elhaj, Ishag Adam, Mohamed A. Ahmed and Mohamed F. Lutfi

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2016 16:5

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