Adipocytes are important in the body for maintaining proper energy balance by storing excess energy as triglycerides. However, efforts of the last decade have identified several molecules that are secreted from adipocytes, such as leptin, which are involved in signaling between tissues and organs. These adipokines are important in overall regulation of energy metabolism and can regulate body composition as well as glucose homeostasis. Excess lipid storage in tissues other than adipose can result in development of diabetes and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). In this book we review the role of adipocytes in development of insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and NAFLD. Because type 2 diabetes has been suggested to be a disease of inflammation we included several chapters on the mechanism of inflammation modulating organ injury. Finally, we conclude with a review on exercise and nutrient regulation for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and its co-morbidities.
Grundlagen, Anwendungen, Betrieb ITG/GI-Fachtagung, Stuttgart, 22.–24. Februar 1989 Proceedings
Author: Paul J. Kühn
Dieser Informatik-Fachbericht ist der Tagungsband der 6. ITG/GI-Fachtagung "Kommunikation in verteilten Systemen", Stuttgart, 22.-24.2.1989, in einer in zweijährigem Turnus stattfindenden Tagungsreihe. Er enthält 60 originäre Beiträge aus den Gebieten Kommunikationsdienste und -protokolle, Standardisierung, Kommunikations- und Transaktionsmechanismen in verteilten Systemen, Last- und Funktionsverbund in heterogenen Rechnernetzen, Beschreibungs-, Entwicklungsmethoden und -werkzeuge, Technik lokaler Hochgeschwindigkeitsnetze, Mobilfunknetze, Breitband-Vermittlungstechnik auf ATM-Basis, Kopplung heterogener Netze, Netzdiagnose, Verkehrsmessungen, Netzverwaltung (Netzmanagement), Modellierung und Leistungsbewertung, Netzplanung, verteilte Datenbanken, Büroautomatisierung, Fertigungsautomatisierung, Individual-Straßenverkehr. Das Buch vermittelt einen Überblick über den Stand der Technik und Wissenschaft auf dem Gebiet der Kommunikation in verteilten Systemen. Es ist der sechste Band in einer in zweijährigem Turnus stattfindenden Tagungsreihe.
Rapid technological developments in the last century have brought the field of biomedical engineering into a totally new realm. Breakthroughs in material science, imaging, electronics and more recently the information age have improved our understanding of the human body. As a result, the field of biomedical engineering is thriving with new innovations that aim to improve the quality and cost of medical care. This book is the first in a series of three that will present recent trends in biomedical engineering, with a particular focus on electronic and communication applications. More specifically: wireless monitoring, sensors, medical imaging and the management of medical information.
A Guide to Programs Currently Available on Video in the Areas Of: Movies/entertainment, General Interest/education, Sports/recreation, Fine Arts, Heal
Author: Thomson Gale
Pubpsher: Gale Cengage
Category: Performing Arts
From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.
After two volumes mainly introductory, Dr Needham now embarks upon his systematic study of the development of the natural sciences in China. The Sciences of the Earth follow: geography and cartography, geology, seismology and mineralogy. Dr Needham distinguishes parallel traditions of scientific cartography and religious cosmography in East and West, discussing orbocentric wheel-maps, the origins of the rectangular grid system, sailing charts and relief maps, Chinese survey methods, and the impact of Renaissance cartography on the East. Finally-and here Dr Needham's work has no Western predecessors-there are full accounts of the Chinese contribution to geology and mineralogy.
Tenth-grader Yugi always had his head in some game--until he solved the Millennium Puzzle, an Egyptian artifact containing the spirit of a master gambler from the age of the pharoahs! Possessed by the puzzle, Yugi becomes Yu-Gi-Oh, the King of Games, and challenges evildoers to the Shadow Games...weird games with high stakes and high risks! The diabolical Player Killer, Pegasus’ second gaming assassin, challenges Yugi to a duel of darkness! In the shadow of the "Castle of Dark Illusions” card, an army of lurking monsters hungers to steal Yugi’s life points, and if he loses, his actual life! As the tournament continues the action moves underground. Trapped in the tunnels beneath Duelist Kingdom, Yugi and Jonouchi must conquer the maze of the Meikyu Brothers in a two-on-two duel. Waiting in the Brothers’ deck is the Gate Guardian, lord of the underworld and one the most powerful monsters of all.