Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0026p729 | Diabetes (epidemiology, pathophysiology) | ECE2011

Serum levels of fetuin-A correlate with bone turnover biomarkers in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Rasul Sazan , Todoric Jelena , Ilhan Aysegul , Esterbauer Harald , Kautzky-Willer Alexandra

Objective: Fetuin-A, which is a blood protein produced by liver and promotes bone mineralization, is an independent risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Whether Fetuin-A levels relate to the bone metabolism in type 2 diabetic patients is still not clear. Our study aimed to evaluate the relationship of fetuin-A to the markers of bone metabolism and bone turnover in male and female type 2 diabetic patients.Participants and methods: Eighty type 2 diabetic patie...

ea0014p68 | (1) | ECE2007

Circulating retinol binding protein 4 and protein C inhibitor are not related to insulin resistance

Promintzer Miriam , Krebs Michael , Luger Anton , Bischof Martin Georg , Nowotny Peter , Binder Christoph , Esterbauer Harald , Anderwald Christian

Recent data suggest that circulating retinol binding protein-4 (RBP4) is involved in the pathogenesis of insulin resistance in rodents and humans. Moreover, protein C inhibitor (PCI) which specifically binds retinoic acid was found to be increased in myocardial infarction survivors who are also insulin-resistant.Therefore, we investigated the association of insulin resistance with plasma retinol binding factors (RBP4 and PCI active antigen) in nondiabeti...