Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0022p687 | Obesity | ECE2010

Glucagon stimulates cholecystokinin secretion in humans

Arafat Ayman , Otto Barbel , Adamidou Aikaterini , Spranger Joachim , Weickert Martin , Mohlig Matthias , Pfeiffer Andreas

Objectives: Gastrointestinal hormones are known to modulate satiety. The mechanisms underlying the impact of glucagon on satiety are so far unknown. However, it can be postulated that the glucagon-induced reduction in hunger feeling is mediated through changes in Cholecystokinin (CCK), which is known to play a role in meal termination. It was the aim of the present study to evaluate the impact of glucagon on CCK and the modulation of these effects in obesity.<p class="abst...

ea0016p541 | Obesity | ECE2008

Glucagon suppression of total but not of acylated ghrelin is preserved in obesity: the impact on appetite control

Arafat Ayman M , Adamidou Aikaterini , Otto Barbel , Weickert Martin O , Perschel Frank H , Spranger Joachim , Schofl Christof , Mohlig Matthias , Pfeiffer Andreas F H

Objective: The mechanisms underlying the well known glucagon-induced satiety effect are unclear. As we showed recently, the glucagon-induced reduction in total ghrelin, that might be responsible for this effect, is exerted at hypothalamus¬Ėpituitary level. The aim of the present study was to further evaluate glucagon¬ís suppressive effect on both total and acylated-ghrelin in obesity with respect to its role in appetite control.Methods: Prospecti...