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ea0014p71 | (1) | ECE2007

Raised serum, adipocyte and adipose tissue retinol binding protein 4 (RBP4) in women with polycystic ovary syndrome

Tan Bee Kang , Chen Jing , Pua Sheryl , Richard Kennedy C , Randeva Harpal S

Context: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with insulin resistance (IR) and obesity, both predisposing factors to type 2 diabetes. A very recently described adipokine, retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP-4), has been shown to modulate insulin signalling and possibly lead to IR. At present, there is no data that depict the relative expression of RBP-4 in either serum or adipose tissue of PCOS women.Objectives: In women with PCOS compared to matche...