ea0021p187 | Diabetes and metabolism | SFEBES2009
, Livingstone Dawn
, Andrew Ruth
, Walker Brian
Anti-inflammatory salicylates improve insulin sensitivity, however the mechanism remains unclear. We have observed down-regulation of the glucocorticoid regenerating enzyme 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1 (11βHSD1) by salicylates in cultured adipocytes and in human adipose tissue after oral salsalate therapy, consistent with known transcriptional regulation of 11βHSD1 by pro-inflammatory cytokines. Since inhibition of 11βHSD1 improves insulin sensitivity...