Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0021p152 | Diabetes and metabolism | SFEBES2009

At high dietary fat levels, dietary fish–oil may enhance metabolic efficiency but may favour a reduction in the deposition of adipose tissue

Sleeth Michelle , Thompson Emily , Anastasovska Jelena , Bell Jimmy , Frost Gary

Background: Obesity is the excessive accumulation of adipose tissue to the extent that health may be impaired. Determination of the mechanisms governing adipose deposition and body weight regulation are now a scientific priority. High dietary fat intake is generally considered to be a factor in obesity’s multi-factorial aetiology and the metabolic syndrome. Yet not all dietary fats appear to be obese genic to the same degree.Objective: To study the ...

ea0038ecp1.2 | (1) | SFEBES2015

Kisspeptin- A ‘key regulator’ of reproductive physiology, integrating limbic circuits with the regulation of reproductive hormones

Comninos Alexander , Anastasovska Jelena , Shah Amar , Wall Matthew , Jayasena Channa , Li Xiaofeng , Abbara Ali , Narayanaswamy Shaku , Nijher Gurjinder , Izzi-Engbeaya Chioma , Demetriou Lysia , Clarke Sophie , Ghatei Mohammad , Bell Jimmy , Matthews Paul , Bloom Stephen , O'Byrne Kevin , Dhillo Waljit

Kisspeptin is a recently identified reproductive hormone which serves as a crucial activator of the Hypothalamic–Pituitary–Gonadal (HPG) axis via stimulation of GnRH neurones. We have previously observed that a single kisspeptin injection increases LH pulsatility while twice daily kisspeptin injections can even advance the menstrual cycle. Furthermore, we have demonstrated that kisspeptin restores LH pulsatility in women with hypothalamic amenorrhoea and can potently...