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Society for Endocrinology BES 2016

Brighton, UK
07 Nov 2016 - 09 Nov 2016

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Oral Communications

Neuroendocrinology and Reproduction

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Kisspeptin: A Novel Neuroendocrine Modulator of Sexual and Emotional Processing in Men

Comninos Alexander , Wall Matthew , Demetriou Lysia , Shah Amar , Clarke Sophie , Narayanaswamy Shakunthala , Nesbitt Alexander , Izzi-Engbeaya Chioma , Prague Julia , Abbara Ali , Ratnasabapathy Risheka , Salem Victoria , Nijher Gurjinder , Jayasena Channa , Tanner Mark , Bassett Paul , Mehta Amrish , Rabiner Eugenii , Honigsperger Christoph , Dhillo Waljit

Kisspeptin is a crucial activator of reproductive function, playing a critical role in the hypothalamus to activate GnRH neurons and downstream reproductive hormones. However, kisspeptin and its receptor are also expressed in other brain areas, yet little is known about their function here. The limbic system plays a key role in sexual and emotional behaviours and has a high expression of kisspeptin receptors. We therefore hypothesised that kisspeptin administration may modulat...

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MLE4901, a neurokinin 3 receptor antagonist, shows reproductive tract effects and sustained pharmacodynamic activity consistent with HPG suppression after 13 weeks of oral administration in dogs

Coulson Michelle , Hunt Stephen

MLE4901 (previously AZD4901) is a potent and selective neurokinin 3 receptor (NK3R) antagonist being developed for the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Clinical studies indicate the compound negatively regulates the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadotropin (HPG) axis to reduce pituitary luteinizing hormone and gonadal sex steroids. To understand the longer-term in vivo effects of MLE4901, a 13-week safety study was carried out. Groups of 3 male and female dog...

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Associations between karyotype and long term health outcomes in adults with Turner Syndrome; The Turner Syndrome Life Course Project

Cameron- Pimblett Antoinette , La Rosa Clementina , King Thomas , Lioa Lih-Mei , Davies Melanie C , Conway Gerard S

Background: Turner syndrome (TS) comprises a group of sex chromosome anomalies affecting approximately 15,000 in the UK. TS affects every organ system in the body through haploinsufficiency of genes that are normally expressed by both X chromosomes. Common features include short stature, congenital heart diease and gonadal dysgenesis requiring long-term oestrogen replacement but the adult phenotype extends to excess risk of diabetes, hypertension and hepatosteatosis. UCLH has ...

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Heteromers of luteinising hormone and follicle stimulating hormone receptor positively and selectively modulates the LH-induced calcium signalling response

Jonas Kim , Chen Stanford , Huhtaniemi Ilpo , Hanyaloglu Aylin

The gonadotrophin receptors, luteinising hormone receptor (LHR) and follicle-stimulating hormone receptor (FSHR) are G-protein coupled receptors, vital in regulating reproductive functions. Whilst FSHR and LHR are known to form homomers, and have been recently shown to heterodimerise/oligomerise, the functional and physiological significance of LHR/FSHR heteromerisation remains elusive. This study aimed to explore the functional significance of LHR/FSHR crosstalk, exploring me...

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Ipilimumab Hypophysitis – single centre experience of an emerging endocrine diagnosis

Marc Lai Zhuangming , Spain Lavinia , Gore Martin , Larkin James , Morganstein Daniel

Background: Ipilimumab is a cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4) inhibitor that improves survival in advanced melanoma. However, ipilimumab induces immune-related adverse events including hypophysitis and hypopituitarism. We describe one of the largest single centre series of ipilimumab induced hypophysitis.Methods: We retrospectively analysed all patients (n=301) treated with ipilimumab either as a monotherapy or in combination with nivolu...

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Dysregulation of the steroidogenic gene network in granulosa cells from women with PCOS

Lerner A , Coates M , Velupillai J , Christopoulos G , Liyanage M , Islam R , Lavery S , Tsui V , Hardy K , Franks S

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrinopathy that is associated with anovulatory infertility, menstrual disturbances as well as an adverse metabolic profile. Although the pathophysiology of PCOS remains unclear, dysregulation of gene expression has been previously shown in theca and granulosa cells (GC). However, there has been no comprehensive analysis of steroidogenic gene expression in GCs from women with PCOS. In this study, we performed a comprehensive gene...