Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0049gp26 | Adrenal 3 | ECE2017

Metformin reduces viability and proliferation of pheochromocytoma cells in vitro

Meireles Cinthia , Neves Francisco , Simeoni Luiz , Lofrano-Porto Adriana

Background: Pheochromocytomas (PHEO) are rare neuroendocrine tumors derived from chromaffin cells of the adrenal medulla. CatecholaminsÂ’ secretion is associated with a high risk of cardiovascular complications. Malignancy is rare, but still demands effective treatment. Metformin has been shown to have antiproliferative properties in several cancer cell lines, possibly related to its ability to inhibit cell proliferation pathways. Accordingly, we aimed to evaluate the effe...

ea0032p498 | Endocrine disruptors | ECE2013

An investigation about metabolic disruption: organostannic compounds as PPAR gamma agonists

Leao Isabella Gontijo de Sa , Amato Angelica Amorim , Amorim Natacha Thalita Santos , Cortes Leticia Mendes , Neves Francisco Assis Rocha

The parallel increase in the amount of environmental contaminants and in the prevalence of some human diseases has led to a growing interest in understanding how these compounds, so-called endocrine disruptors, may affect human health. In this scenario, the concept that obesity is the result of the interplay of genetic and lifestyle factors has been changing due to the growing evidence that environmental contaminants might alter endocrine function.Organo...

ea0063gp77 | Thyroid Autoimmune Disorders | ECE2019

Lipid profile, insulin resistance and cytokines evaluation in autoimmune thyroiditis patients

Goncalves Juliana , Neves Celestino , Pego Francisco , Neves Joao Sergio , Oliveira Sofia Castro , Sokhatska Oksana , Pereira Miguel , Oliveira Ana , Medina Jose Luis , Delgado Luis , Carvalho Davide

Introduction: Thyroid dysfunction has been associated with cardiovascular events since it worsens atherogenesis, insulin resistance and dyslipidemia. Thyroid hormones and adipokines interact with each other to regulate metabolism. The impact of thyroid dysfunction on adipokines serum levels remains controversial.Objective: To evaluate the interrelations between thyroid function and cardiovascular risk factors as insulin resistance, lipid profile, inflamm...

ea0049ep807 | Nuclear receptors and Signal transduction | ECE2017

Cytotoxic activity of plant extracts from Brazilian biome in prostate cancer cell lines

Cardoso Sarah , Andrade Matheus , Cunha Vinicius , Silva Cristian , Rodrigues Patricia , Leao Mayra , Fagg Christopher , Guerra Eliete , Neves Francisco , Simeoni Luiz , Silveira Damaris , Lofrano-Porto Adriana

Introduction: Prostate cancer is a public health problem worldwide. The cure is unlikely and therapeutic alternatives are limited. The Brazilian biodiversity represents a huge source of potential discovery of new drugs derived from plants. We therefore aimed to conduct a biomonitoring chemical study of plant extracts from Pouteria sp. previously shown to be cytotoxic in androgen-sensitive (LNCaP) and androgen-resistant (PC3) human prostate cancer cell lines.<p cla...