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ea0070aep739 | Pituitary and Neuroendocrinology | ECE2020

Interleukin-6 response to insulin-induced hypoglycemia is associated with hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activation

Drummond Juliana , Vieira Erica , Rocha Beatriz , Pedrosa William , Ribeiro-Oliveira Jr Antonio , Teixeira Antonio

Introduction: Increased plasma levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) in response to acute hypoglycemia have been well documented. Counter-regulatory hormones are likely to play a role in this inflammatory response.Objective: To study the interaction between IL-6 and counter-regulatory hormones during hypoglycemic stress.Methods: We conducted an exploratory single center study involving 23 patients (mean age = 34.15 ± 8.87 years, ...

ea0070aep281 | Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition | ECE2020

The MAFA gene mutation responsible for familial insulinomatosis and diabetes impairs insulin secretion and results in downregulation of critical cell cycle regulators

Iacovazzo Donato , Thong Lim Chung , Quezado Rosana , Drummond Juliana , Antonio de Sousa Barros Fernando , Cuenco Joyceline , Brändle Michael , Walker Emily , Guo Min , Collier David , Khan Faraz , Wang Jun , Tan Tricia , Ellard Sian , Stein Roland , Korbonits Marta

The islet-enriched transcription factor MAFA regulates the expression of genes critical to beta cell function and insulin secretion. We previously described anovel MAFA mutation (c.191C > T, p.S64F) causing familial insulinomatosis and diabetes mellitus, with male carriers more often developing diabetes and females more prone to insulinomatosis. The exact molecular mechanisms underlying these phenotypes are unclear. In this study, we assessed glucose metabolism an...