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ea0013p264 | Reproduction | SFEBES2007

Retinol binding protein 4 suppresses during normal pregnancy – an inverse relationship with insulin resistance

Pierides Michael , Lewandowski Krzysztof , Bennet Jeanette , Dunlop Diane , Randeva Harpal , O’Hare Paul

Retinol binding protein-4 (RBP4) is an adipokine reportedly linked to physiological states of insulin resistance and impaired glycaemia. Pregnancy is a physiological state characterised by changes in carbohydrate metabolism and increased insulin resistance. Our aim was to determine plasma levels of RBP4 during early pregnancy, late pregnancy and postpartum in normal women.Fasting plasma levels of RBP4, insulin and glucose were collected and assayed (ELIS...