Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0019p161 | Diabetes, Metabolism and Cardiovascular | SFEBES2009

MMIF but not MCP-1 is correlated with adipose-derived TNF alpha in human obesity

Kos Katarina , Wong Steve , Kerrigan David , Pinkney Jonathan , Wilding John

Background: Adipose-tissue (AT)-derived cytokines contribute to systemic inflammation and insulin resistance. The systemic inflammation observed in obesity is thought to be mainly derived from the stroma–vascular fraction of adipose tissue due to macrophage-infiltration of AT in obesity. Macrophages are thought to be recruited and trapped in AT by release of chemoattractant-molecules such as monocyte-chemoattractant-protein-1 (MCP-1) and macrophage-migration-inhibitory-fa...

ea0015p105 | Cytokines and growth factors | SFEBES2008

Unlike subcutaneous expression of IL-6 and IL-18, omental expression of IL-6, IL-18 and MCP-1 are not related to systemic cytokine levels in human obesity

Kos Katarina , Wong Steve , Kerrigan David , Wilding John , Pinkney Jonathan

Background and aims: Adipose tissue (AT) secretes cytokines which contribute to systemic inflammation in obesity. Cytokines like monocyte-chemoattractant-protein-1 (MCP-1) have also been associated with macrophage infiltration of AT in obese mice. However, it is unknown whether visceral-AT (VAT) or subcutaneous-AT (SCAT) expression is related to serum levels of these cytokines in humans.Methods: Morbidly-obese non-diabetic subjects undergoing bariatric s...