Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0020p558 | Neuroendocrinology, Pituitary and Behaviour | ECE2009

Effect of intracerebroventricular infusion of bombesin in glucose dependent insulinotropic peptide on conscious dogs

Yavropoulou Maria , Anastasiou Olympia , Kotsa Kalliopi , Yovos John

Several studies have pointed to a neural regulation of glucose dependent insulinotropic peptide (GIP) secretion. Bombesin is a neuropeptide found in the amphibian brain and gastrointestinal system – homologous to the C terminus of gastrin-releasing protein (GRP) in mammalians, which displays a wide range of metabolic actions.Aim: Aim of this study was to investigate the effect of intracerebroventicular infusion of bombesin in a centrally mediated re...

ea0037ep1140 | Endocrine tumours | ECE2015

Vitamin D receptor and progesterone receptor expression in papillary thyroid carcinoma

Yavropoulou Maria , Panayotou Gregory , Topouridou Konstantina , Panteliadou Anastasia , Karayannopoulou Georgia , Zaraboukas Thomas , Goropoulos Apostolos , Yovos John , Pazaitou Kaliopi

Background: Vitamin D receptor (VDR) and progesterone receptor (PR) expression have been described before in papillary thyroid carcinoma but data regarding association of this expression with tumour histological characteristics are scarce.Materials and methods: Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded specimens from adult patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), who underwent total thyroidectomy from 2009 to September 2012 were retrieved. Data regarding...

ea0070aep160 | Bone and Calcium | ECE2020

Serum and tissue expression profile of microRNAs that regulate genes related to the pathogenesis of sporadic parathyroid adenomas

Yavropoulou Maria , Pazaitou-Panayiotou Kalliopi , Makras Polyzois , Anastasilakis Athanasios , Poulios Chris , Daskalaki Emily , Chrysafi Sofia , Vamvakidis Kyriakos , Vlachodimitropoulos Dimitris , Yovos John

Background: Epigenetic changes appear to be implicated in the development of parathyroid tumors. In this study we investigated the microRNA expression profile in the serum and tissue samples from patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHP) due to sporadic parathyroid adenomas (SPAs).Methods: Our study cohort consisted of 40 patients with PHP due to SPAs that underwent parathyroidectomy (PTX).MicroRNA extraction was performed fr...