Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0029p1196 | Obesity | ICEECE2012

Prediabetes in adult GH deficiency is associated with a substantial reduction in serum and adipose tissue expression levels of zinc-α2-glycoprotein

Balaz M. , Ukropcova B. , Kurdiova T. , Penesova A. , Skyba P. , Vlcek M. , Belan V. , Klimes I. , Payer J. , Imrich R. , Smith S. , Tkacova R. , Gasperikova D. , Ukropec J.

Adult GH deficiency (GHD) is associated with prediabetes and low levels of GH are found in obesity. We hypothesized that zinc-α2-glycoprotein (ZAG), a novel adipokine reduced in obesity, is regulated by GH. ZAG serum and adipose tissue expression were measured in three study populations: i) cachectic (BMI=19.3±0.5 kg/m2), lean/overweight (BMI=26.0±0.5 kg/m2) and obese (BMI=36.0±1.6 kg/m2) patients with chronic obstructive pu...

ea0011p241 | Cytokines and growth factors | ECE2006

Effect of growth hormone deficiency in adults on insulin action and gene expression of selected adipokines in subcutaneous adipose tissue

Penesova A , Skopkova M , Pura M , Vlcek M , Radikova Z , Vorzakova I , Tajtakova M , Vanuga P , Belan V , Koska J , Payer J , Klimes I , Gasperikova D

Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) in adults seems to predispose to insulin resistance (IR). Development of GHD related IR could be associated with adipose tissue (AT) derived signals. To investigate the nature of this pathological regulation we 1) measured gene expressions for leptin, adiponectin, TNFalpha, IL-6, 11beta HSD1, SREBP, PPARgamma in the AT of untreated GHD adults, and 2) assessed effect of euglycemic hyperinsulinemia (HI) at the gene level.Met...