Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0056oc2.4 | Look who is controlling your gonads! | ECE2018

Novel role of central ceramide signaling in mediating obesity-induced precocious puberty

Heras Violeta , Castellano Juan Manuel , Fernandois Daniela , Velasco Inmaculada , Roa Juan , Vazquez Maria J. , Ruiz-Pino Francisco , Pineda Rafael , Torres Encarnacion , Avendano Maria Soledad , Gaytan Francisco , Pinilla Leonor , Lopez Miguel , Casals Nuria , Tena-Sempere Manuel

Childhood obesity has become a major health problem, which is coupled to different adverse outcomes and diseases. The escalating prevalence of child obesity parallels that of alterations in pubertal timing, also linked to higher disease burden later on life. Yet, the mechanisms underlying for this association remain unfolded. Ceramides, ubiquitous signaling molecules involved in numerous biological processes, have emerged as mediators of metabolic disorders and transmitters fo...

ea0063gp62 | Reproductive Axis | ECE2019

Hypothalamic miR-30 regulates puberty onset via repression of the puberty-suppressing factor, Mkrn3

Castellano Juan M , Heras Violeta , Sangiao-Alvarellos Susana , Manfredi-Lozano Maria , Sanchez-Tapia Maria J , Ruiz-Pino Francisco , Roa Juan , Lara-Chica Maribel , Morrugares-Carmona Rosario , Abreu Ana P , Belsham Denise , Vazquez Maria J , Calzado Marco A , Pinilla Leonor , Gaytan Francisco , Latronico Ana C , Kaiser Ursula B , Tena-Sempere Manuel

Mkrn3, the maternally imprinted gene encoding the makorin RING-finger protein-3, has recently emerged as putative pubertal repressor, as evidenced by central precocity caused by MKRN3 mutations in humans; yet, the molecular underpinnings of this key regulatory action remain largely unexplored. We report herein that the microRNA, miR-30, with three binding sites in a highly conserved region of its 3’-untranslated region (UTR), operates as repressor of Mkrn3 to control pube...

ea0032p681 | Neuroendocrinology | ECE2013

Hypothalamic melanin-concentrating hormone influences liver and adipose lipid metabolism

Imbernon Monica , Beiroa Daniel , Vazquez Maria J , Morgan Donald A , Veyrat-Durebex Christelle , Porteiro Begona , Diaz-Arteaga Adenis , Senra Ana , Al-Massadi Omar , Velasquez Douglas A , Gallego Rosalia , Seoane Luisa M , Lopez Miguel , Davis Roger J , Sabio Guadalupe , Rohner-Jeanrenaud Francoise , Rahmouni Kamal , Dieguez Carlos , Nogueiras Ruben

Introduction: Melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) is an orexigenic neuropeptide which is located in the lateral hypothalamus and regulate the energy balance. MCH deficient mice are hypophagic, lean and do not develop hepatosteatosis when fed on high fat diet. The MCH increases food intake and adiposity, so we sought to investigate the role of the MCH on adipocyte and hepatic metabolism.Methods: MCH were chronically administered into the lateral ventricle...