Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0022p140 | Cardiovascular endocrinology and lipid metabolism | ECE2010

Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) attenuates lipid peroxidation in anesthetized atherosclerotic male rabbits by reduction of renin-angotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) activity

Kallaras Konstantinos , Karamouzis Michael , Stergiou-Michailidou Vassiliki , Zaraboukas Thomas

Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) reduces thioredoxin in heart failure patients, whereas adrenomedullin, acting as an antioxidant, protects rat cardiomyocytes from infarction and mouse vascular smooth muscle cells from angiotensin II (AII) oxidative effect. Besides AII, aldosterone (Aldo) is also an activator of ROS. Aim of the study was the investigation of the eventual antioxidant effect of ANP...

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...