Volume 2  Issue 1

Volume 2  Issue 1

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Editorial

The Effect of Proteins in Maternal Diet on Fetal and Early Post-Natal Development of Food Intake Regulation in Hypothalamus (A Short Conversation)

Alireza Jahan-mihan*

Altered fetal development of food intake regulatory system in hypothalamus can contribute to the etiology of obesity in later life. Both protein content and protein source in maternal diet during gestation and lactation affect hypothalamic development of food intake regulatory system in fetus and neonate. Components of the central neural network for regulating food intake are present before birth in rodents and higher-order mammals. The neuronal circuitry is not fully developed until 16 days after birth in rodents which is quite different from human and sheep.

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Research Article

Changes in Cytokines Status of Patients with Recurrent Pulmonary Tuberculosis Receiving Chemotherapy

Dmytro O. Butov*, Mykhailo M. Kuzhko, Olga S. Shevchenko, Hanna L. Stepanenko, Tetyana S. Butova

Tuberculosis (TB) occupies one of the leading positions among the most common infectious diseases. Despite the stabilization of morbidity, there is a difficult epidemiological situation with TB due to the increasing of proportion of severe advanced forms and rate growth of relapse in the total incidence of TB. In addition, the issue of pulmonary tuberculosis relapse has been remaining of great importance due to the consistently high incidence of tuberculosis reactivation in patients with active tuberculosis history for many years.

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