Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0032p728 | Obesity | ECE2013

Serum- and glucocorticoid-regulated kinase 1 in obesity-related adipose tissue and peripheral inflammation

Reiter Marie Helene , Kiefer Florian , Zeyda Maximilian , Kopecky Chantal , Stulnig Thomas , Luger Anton , Vila Greisa

The serum- and glucocorticoid-regulated kinase 1 (Sgk1) is a direct transcriptional target of glucocorticoids and is post-translationally activated by the insulin/IGF1 pathway. Distinct polymorphisms in the Sgk1 gene are associated with increased body weight and type 2 diabetes. Here we investigate the expression and regulation of Sgk1 in human obesity.In both omental and subcutaneous human adipose tissue, Sgk1 expression is significantly increased in 20...

ea0016oc1.9 | Neuroendocrinology and pituitary | ECE2008

Oxytocin alleviates the neuroendocrine and cytokine response to bacterial endotoxin in healthy men

Vila Greisa , Clodi Martin , Geyeregger Rene , Riedl Michaela , Stulnig Thomas M , Struck Joachim , Luger Thomas A , Luger Anton

Oxytocin is a hormone and neurotransmitter with antiinflammatory and neuroimmune-modulatory properties. Physiological states of elevated plasma oxytocin levels are associated with reduced hypothalamic┬ľpituitaty┬ľadrenal response to different stressors. We examined the effect of exogenous oxytocin administration on bacterial endotoxin induced innate immune responses in humans. Ten healthy men received in a randomized, placebo-controlled, cross-over design (1) placebo, ...