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ea0041ep808 | Obesity | ECE2016

Increased Urocortin 3 blood levels in morbidly obese subjects are reduced after excess body weight reduction with laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

Bargiota Alexandra , Papamargaritis Dimitris , Sioka Eleni , Zacharoulis Dimitris , Tzovaras George , Koukoulis George

Aim: To measure Urocortin3 (Ucn3) blood levels in morbidly obese (MO) non diabetic patients before and after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) for excess body weight reduction and explore its relationship with b-cell function. Ucn3 is involved in insulin secretion in the presence of nutrient excess, a key feature of obesity, and may be an integral part of the compensation of β-cells function.Methods: Nine MO patients who underwent LSG and 11 hea...