Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0013p175 | Diabetes, metabolism and cardiovascular | SFEBES2007

The calcium-sensing receptor is functionally expressed in human vascular smooth muscle cells

Bland Rosemary , Molostvov Guerman , James Sean , Fletcher Simon , Bennett Jeanette , Zehnder Daniel

Accelerated medial calcification is a major cause of premature cardiovascular mortality in people with chronic kidney disease. Evidence suggests that the concentration of extracellular Ca2+ and vascular smooth muscle cells play a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of vascular calcification. Extracellular Ca2+ is detected by the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR). The CaSR is a G protein-coupled receptor that is expressed in a range of tissues, but characteriza...

ea0031p205 | Obesity, diabetes, metabolism and cardiovascular | SFEBES2013

Irisin as a central regulator in energy homeostasis?

Piya Milan K , Harte Alison L , Sukumar Kavitha , James Sean , Tripathi Gyanendra , Kumar Sudhesh , Vatish Manu , McTernan Philip G

Background/objectives: Irisin is a novel myokine, released predominantly by skeletal muscle. Peripheral action of irisin improves glucose homeostasis, increases energy expenditure and induces browning of adipocytes, with therapeutic potential for use in weight loss. However, there are no human studies on the central role of irisin in the regulation of appetite or energy expenditure. This study sought to examine the potential central role of irisin, by demonstrating irisin in h...