Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0029p946 | Female Reproduction | ICEECE2012

Inhibin-α gene promoter polymorphisms in patients with idiopathic premature ovarian failure

Yoon S. , Kim J. , Chae S. , Hwang K. , Choi Y\.

Background: Premature ovarian failure (POF) is a complex disorder defined as the cessation of ovarian function before or at the age of 40. Although the etiology of POF remains unknown in a large proportion of cases, it has been suggested that variations in the Inhibin α gene (INHA) may affect the ovarian function of women. This study was performed to investigate whether the genetic polymorphisms of the INHA gene are associated with idiopathic POF in a Korean population.</...

ea0029p908 | Female Reproduction | ICEECE2012

Prevalence of elevated glycated hemoglobin in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: according to the recently defined criteria

Chae S. , Kim J. , Choi Y. , Hwang K. , Yoon S. , Kim K.

Background: Insulin resistance is a core pathophysiology of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The screening recommendations for type 2 diabetes in PCOS patients have varied according to organizations, but the AE-PCOS Society recommended that a OGTT be performed in obese patients or in lean patients with advanced age (>40 year), with a history of gestational diabetes, or with a family history of type 2 diabetes. Recently, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) newly includ...

ea0029p909 | Female Reproduction | ICEECE2012

Most of type 2 diabetes associated loci identified in genome-wide association studies are not associated with polycystic ovary syndrome

Yoon S. , Kim J. , Choi Y. , Hwang K. , Chae S. , Kim K.

Objective: Insulin resistance is a core feature of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), thus, it may be the common link between PCOS and type 2 diabetes (T2DM).Although the etiology of PCOS has not been elucidated, a number of studies have suggested that genetic factors may play important roles in its etiology and pathogenesis. If PCOS and T2DM share a common genetic background, genetic variants determining the risk of T2DM may also be associated with PCOS....

ea0029p1616 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ICEECE2012

A possible common link between Graves’ disease and allergic immune response

Kim H. , Kim S. , Chae J. , Kim D. , Baek S. , Won K. , Sung Y.

Background: The elevation of serum immunoglobulin E (IgE) has been recently reported to be associated with Graves’ disease (GD). Interleukin 13 (IL-13) is a major cytokine involved in IgE synthesis and therefore may be a potential candidate gene influencing the clinical course of the GD. The aim of this study are to evaluate whether the atopic parameter such as total IgE is related to TSH receptor antibody (TRAb, thyrotropin-binding inhibitory immunoglobulin: TBII) and wh...

ea0004dp26 | Diabetes, metabolism and cardiovascular | SFE2002

Diol-ginsenosides delayed the onset of diabetes possibly by the increase in beta-cell resistance in DP-BB rats

Moon C , Ju C , Kim M , Chae S , Kim G , Chung A

The present study was designed to investigate the effects of Diol-ginsenosides, major active components of Panax Ginseng, on the development of diabetes in the Diabetes Prone-BB rats(DP-BB rats). Administration of Diol-ginsenosides to DP-BB rats from age 3-4 weeks to age 11-12 weeks (daily, 1mg/g body weight) resulted in a markedly delayed the onset of diabetes. Islets of the treated rats showed no insulitis or only early/intermediate-stage insulitis and preserved higher pancr...