R Vettor

Summary

Affiliation: University of Padova
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Adiponectin levels in women with polycystic ovary syndrome
    Francesco Orio
    Department of Molecular and Clinical Endocrinology and Oncology, University Federico II, 80131 Naples, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 88:2619-23. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Characterization of the IGF system in 15 patients with Alström syndrome
    Pietro Maffei
    Medical and Surgical Sciences, University School of Medicine, Padua, Italy
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 66:269-75. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Pancreatic acellular matrix supports islet survival and function in a synthetic tubular device: in vitro and in vivo studies
    E De Carlo
    Clinica Medica III, Hospital University of Padova, I 35128 Padova, Italy
    Int J Mol Med 25:195-202. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Neuroendocrine regulation of eating behavior
    R Vettor
    Internal Medicine, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 25:836-54. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Reduced expression of uncoupling proteins-2 and -3 in adipose tissue in post-obese patients submitted to biliopancreatic diversion
    Roberto Vettor
    Endocrine Metabolic Laboratory, Internal Medicine, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padua, Via Ospedale 105, 35128 Padua, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 148:543-50. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Changes in FAT/CD36, UCP2, UCP3 and GLUT4 gene expression during lipid infusion in rat skeletal and heart muscle
    R Vettor
    Internal Medicine, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 26:838-47. 2002
  7. doi request reprint The origin of intermuscular adipose tissue and its pathophysiological implications
    Roberto Vettor
    Dept of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Univ of Padua, Via Ospedale, 105, 35128 Padua, Italy
    Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 297:E987-98. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Loss-of-function mutation of the GPR40 gene associates with abnormal stimulated insulin secretion by acting on intracellular calcium mobilization
    Roberto Vettor
    Endocrine Metabolic Laboratory, Internal Medicine, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Via Ospedale, 105, I 35128 Padova, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 93:3541-50. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Neuroendocrine regulation of feeding
    R Vettor
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Minerva Endocrinol 28:155-67. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint The metabolic actions of thyroid hormone and leptin: a mandatory interplay or not?
    R Vettor
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Clinica Medica 3, University of Padua, University Hospital, Via Ospedale 105, 35128 Padua, Italy
    Diabetologia 48:621-3. 2005

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Publications72

  1. ncbi request reprint Adiponectin levels in women with polycystic ovary syndrome
    Francesco Orio
    Department of Molecular and Clinical Endocrinology and Oncology, University Federico II, 80131 Naples, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 88:2619-23. 2003
    ..They further suggest that insulin sensitivity per se probably does not play any pivotal role in the control of adiponectin levels in PCOS women...
  2. ncbi request reprint Characterization of the IGF system in 15 patients with Alström syndrome
    Pietro Maffei
    Medical and Surgical Sciences, University School of Medicine, Padua, Italy
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 66:269-75. 2007
    ..Among its diverse spectrum of clinical features are phenotypes associated with deficiencies of the GH/IGF-I axis, including short stature, obesity, insulin resistance, hypertriglyceridaemia and heart failure...
  3. ncbi request reprint Pancreatic acellular matrix supports islet survival and function in a synthetic tubular device: in vitro and in vivo studies
    E De Carlo
    Clinica Medica III, Hospital University of Padova, I 35128 Padova, Italy
    Int J Mol Med 25:195-202. 2010
    ..These data show that PVA/PEG semi-permeable membrane can obtain devices that restore, at least in part, insulin secretion...
  4. ncbi request reprint Neuroendocrine regulation of eating behavior
    R Vettor
    Internal Medicine, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 25:836-54. 2002
    ..Given the aim of this review, we will focus on the major structures involved in the control of energy balance...
  5. ncbi request reprint Reduced expression of uncoupling proteins-2 and -3 in adipose tissue in post-obese patients submitted to biliopancreatic diversion
    Roberto Vettor
    Endocrine Metabolic Laboratory, Internal Medicine, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padua, Via Ospedale 105, 35128 Padua, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 148:543-50. 2003
    ..We investigated whether the expression of UCP-2 and -3 in adipose tissue was affected by weight loss due to a biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) and related to the daily energy expenditure (24-h EE)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Changes in FAT/CD36, UCP2, UCP3 and GLUT4 gene expression during lipid infusion in rat skeletal and heart muscle
    R Vettor
    Internal Medicine, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 26:838-47. 2002
    ....
  7. doi request reprint The origin of intermuscular adipose tissue and its pathophysiological implications
    Roberto Vettor
    Dept of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Univ of Padua, Via Ospedale, 105, 35128 Padua, Italy
    Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 297:E987-98. 2009
    ..The understanding of the molecular pathways that regulate muscle-to-fat conversion and SC behavior could explain the increase in IMAT depots that characterize many metabolic diseases and age-related sarcopenia...
  8. doi request reprint Loss-of-function mutation of the GPR40 gene associates with abnormal stimulated insulin secretion by acting on intracellular calcium mobilization
    Roberto Vettor
    Endocrine Metabolic Laboratory, Internal Medicine, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Via Ospedale, 105, I 35128 Padova, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 93:3541-50. 2008
    ..Limited information is available on the effect of GPR40 genetic abnormalities on insulin secretion and metabolic regulation in human subjects...
  9. ncbi request reprint Neuroendocrine regulation of feeding
    R Vettor
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Minerva Endocrinol 28:155-67. 2003
    ..This review will focus on the central and peripheral factors thought to be involved in the neuroendocrine control of feeding behavior...
  10. ncbi request reprint The metabolic actions of thyroid hormone and leptin: a mandatory interplay or not?
    R Vettor
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Clinica Medica 3, University of Padua, University Hospital, Via Ospedale 105, 35128 Padua, Italy
    Diabetologia 48:621-3. 2005
  11. ncbi request reprint Effect of sibutramine on weight management and metabolic control in type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis of clinical studies
    Roberto Vettor
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Metabolic Laboratory, University of Padua, Via Ospedale 105, 35128 Padua, Italy
    Diabetes Care 28:942-9. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to provide a comprehensive meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical studies on the effects of sibutramine on weight loss and glycemic control in obese subjects with type 2 diabetes...
  12. ncbi request reprint Review article: adipocytokines and insulin resistance
    R Vettor
    Endocrine Metabolic Laboratory, Internal Medicine, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 22:3-10. 2005
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Preferential channeling of energy fuels toward fat rather than muscle during high free fatty acid availability in rats
    R Fabris
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy
    Diabetes 50:601-8. 2001
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Changes in muscle myostatin expression in obese subjects after weight loss
    G Milan
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 89:2724-7. 2004
    ..Our data suggest that myostatin might represent an important regulator of skeletal muscle size also in conditions of food restriction in obese subjects...
  15. ncbi request reprint Substrate competition and insulin action in animal models
    R Vettor
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 24:S22-4. 2000
    ..In obesity, lactate and FFA overproduction from visceral fat may therefore play a synergic role in reducing insulin sensitivity...
  16. ncbi request reprint Further lowering of muscle lipid oxidative capacity in obese subjects after biliopancreatic diversion
    R Fabris
    Endocrine Metabolic Laboratory, Internal Medicine, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, 35128 Padova, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 89:1753-9. 2004
    ..They also suggest that a depression of the de novo lipogenesis may account for IMTG depletion...
  17. doi request reprint Increased adipogenic conversion of muscle satellite cells in obese Zucker rats
    A Scarda
    Endocrine Metabolic Laboratory, Internal Medicine, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Int J Obes (Lond) 34:1319-27. 2010
    ..We investigated the myogenic differentiation of SCs and the adipogenic potential of both preadipocytes and SCs from genetically obese Zucker rats (fa/fa), focusing on the role of Wnt signaling in these differentiation processes...
  18. doi request reprint Lipoatrophy induced by subcutaneous insulin infusion: ultrastructural analysis and gene expression profiling
    G Milan
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padua, Via Ospedale, 105, 35128 Padua, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 95:3126-32. 2010
    ..Subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) lipoatrophy (LA) is a rare complication of insulin therapy. We aimed to analyze the ultrastructural and molecular aspects of LA lesions...
  19. doi request reprint Endocannabinoids, adipose tissue and lipid metabolism
    C Pagano
    Endocrine Metabolic Laboratory, Clinica Medica 3, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    J Neuroendocrinol 20:124-9. 2008
    ..This review will focus on the role of endocannabinoids in adipose tissue metabolism, adipokine production and interactions between endocannabinoids and peroxisome proliferator activated receptors during adipogenesis...
  20. ncbi request reprint Bradykinin B2 receptor gene C-58T polymorphism and insulin resistance. A study on obese patients
    F Fallo
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy
    Horm Metab Res 36:243-6. 2004
    ..The results indicate that the C-58T B2R gene polymorphism is not associated with different levels of insulin resistance within a population of obese patients...
  21. doi request reprint Heart rate variability is reduced in acromegaly patients and improved by treatment with somatostatin analogues
    A Comunello
    DIMED, Padua University Hospital, Padua, Italy
    Pituitary 18:525-34. 2015
    ..However, few data are available on cardiac autonomic functions and sympathovagal balance in acromegalic patients...
  22. ncbi request reprint Insulin signaling in adipose tissue of patients with primary aldosteronism
    R Urbanet
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 34:86-9. 2011
    ..7) and non-functioning adenoma (NFA) (no.=7) undergoing laparoscopic adrenalectomy; 2) in aldosterone-treated sc adipocytes of subjects (no.=5) who requested abdominoplasty...
  23. pmc Alström syndrome is associated with short stature and reduced GH reserve
    S Romano
    Department of Medicine, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 79:529-36. 2013
    ..Individuals with ALMS present clinical features resembling a growth hormone deficiency (GHD) condition, but thus far no study has specifically investigated this aspect in a large population...
  24. ncbi request reprint Rosiglitazone modifies the adipogenic potential of human muscle satellite cells
    P De Coppi
    Paediatric Oncohaematology, Stem Cell Transplantation Unit, University of Padua, Via Ospedale 105, 35128 Padua, Italy
    Diabetologia 49:1962-73. 2006
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Elevated plasma levels of the novel hormone INSL3 in a woman with metastatic ovarian cancer
    M Rossato
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Clinica Medica 3, University of Padua, Italy
    Int J Biol Markers 22:159-60. 2007
  26. ncbi request reprint Moderate alcohol consumption, glucose metabolism and lipolysis: the effect on adiponectin and tumor necrosis factor alpha
    A Avogaro
    Division of Metabolic Diseases, University of Padua Medical School, Padua, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 26:1213-8. 2003
    ..Further studies are needed to clarify the antilipolytic effect of moderate alcohol intake...
  27. ncbi request reprint Role of the 4G/5G polymorphism of PaI-1 gene promoter on PaI-1 levels in obese patients: influence of fat distribution and insulin-resistance
    M T Sartori
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padua, Italy
    Thromb Haemost 86:1161-9. 2001
    ..Since subjects with central obesity are at high risk for cardiovascular disease, the effects of the 4G/5G polymorphism on PAI-1 concentration may further enhance this risk...
  28. ncbi request reprint [Evidence-based medicine: a critical analysis of the concept of evidence in medicine]
    G Federspil
    Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche, Universita degli Studi, Padova
    Ital Heart J Suppl 2:614-23. 2001
    ..This analysis concludes that the epistemology on which evidence-based medicine relies upon does not grasp the true complexity of the scientific methodology and can weaken in doctors the beneficial stimulus that is doubt...
  29. ncbi request reprint [The logic of differential diagnosis]
    G Federspil
    Cattedra di Medicina Interna, Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche, Universita degli Studi di Padova
    Ann Ital Med Int 16:17-25. 2001
    ..The confutation of diagnostic hypotheses thus appears to be based on the rule of the denial of inductive logic...
  30. doi request reprint The cannabinoid system and male reproductive functions
    M Rossato
    Endocrine Metabolic Laboratory, Clinica Medica 3, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    J Neuroendocrinol 20:90-3. 2008
    ..In the present paper, we briefly review the effects of cannabinoids and endocannabinoids, a particular group of endogenously produced cannabinoids, on male reproductive function...
  31. ncbi request reprint Biochemical markers of endothelial activation in primary hyperparathyroidism
    F Fallo
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padua, Italy
    Horm Metab Res 38:125-9. 2006
    ..Whether a vWF reduction after parathyroidectomy may be used as a biochemical index for improved endothelial function in PHPT patients without risk factors has yet to be demonstrated in larger studies...
  32. ncbi request reprint The cardiac complications of acromegaly
    P Maffei
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Clinica Medica 3, University School of Medicine, Padua, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 26:20-7. 2003
  33. ncbi request reprint Heart lipid accumulation in obese non-diabetic rats: effect of weight loss
    Claudio Pagano
    Endocrine Metabolic Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Via Ospedale 105, 35100 Padova, Italy
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 18:189-97. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate lipid content and expression of genes involved in lipid metabolism, in lean and obese non-diabetic rats and in obese rats undergoing food restriction and weight loss...
  34. ncbi request reprint Conditional cardiovascular response to growth hormone therapy in adult patients with Prader-Willi syndrome
    Paolo Marzullo
    Department of General Medicine, Ospedale S Giuseppe Instituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Casella Postale 1, I 28921 Verbania, and Department of Medical Sciences, University of Padua, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 92:1364-71. 2007
    ..In Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), an altered GH secretion has been related to reduced cardiac mass and systolic function when compared with controls...
  35. ncbi request reprint Microarray analysis during adipogenesis identifies new genes altered by antiretroviral drugs
    Monia Pacenti
    Department of Histology, Microbiology and Medical Biotechnologies, University of Padua, Via A Gabelli 63, I 35121 Padua, Italy
    AIDS 20:1691-705. 2006
    ..To elucidate the pathogenesis of HAART-associated lipodystrophy, by investigating the effects of antiretroviral drugs on adipocyte differentiation and gene expression profile...
  36. ncbi request reprint Adiponectin and insulin sensitivity in primary aldosteronism
    Francesco Fallo
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Am J Hypertens 20:855-61. 2007
    ..We evaluated the relationship between adiponectin and insulin sensitivity in primary aldosteronism, with and without metabolic syndrome, compared with essential hypertension...
  37. ncbi request reprint Impact of lowering the criterion for impaired fasting glucose on identification of individuals with insulin resistance. The GISIR database
    Giorgio Sesti
    Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Catanzaro, Italy
    Diabetes Metab Res Rev 24:130-6. 2008
    ..We assessed the accuracy of the American Diabetes Association (ADA)2003 definition of impaired fasting glucose (IFG) in identifying subjects with low insulin sensitivity, and determined cardiovascular risk factors in ADA2003 IFG subjects...
  38. doi request reprint The Italian National Survey for Prader-Willi syndrome: an epidemiologic study
    Graziano Grugni
    Italian Auxological Institute Foundation, Research Institute, Verbania, Italy
    Am J Med Genet A 146:861-72. 2008
    ..Overall, there was no increase in number of deaths during GH treatment, suggesting that GH administration in patients with PWS, as a group, does not increase the risk of death...
  39. pmc High glucose induces adipogenic differentiation of muscle-derived stem cells
    Paola Aguiari
    Department of Experimental and Diagnostic Medicine, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Inflammation, University of Ferrara, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:1226-31. 2008
    ..This process may represent a feed-forward cycle between the regional increase in adiposity and insulin resistance that plays a key role in the pathogenesis of diabetes mellitus...
  40. doi request reprint Rational error in internal medicine
    Giovanni Federspil
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Clinica Medica 3, University of Padua, Via Ospedale, 105, 35128 Padua, Italy
    Intern Emerg Med 3:25-31. 2008
    ....
  41. pmc Cannabinoid type 1 receptor blockade promotes mitochondrial biogenesis through endothelial nitric oxide synthase expression in white adipocytes
    Laura Tedesco
    Integrated Laboratories Network, Center for Study and Research on Obesity, Department of Pharmacology, Chemotherapy and Medical Toxicology, School of Medicine, Milan University, Milan, Italy
    Diabetes 57:2028-36. 2008
    ..This study was undertaken to test whether CB1 receptor blockade increases the espression of eNOS and mitochondrial biogenesis in white adipocytes...
  42. ncbi request reprint The endogenous cannabinoid system stimulates glucose uptake in human fat cells via phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase and calcium-dependent mechanisms
    Claudio Pagano
    Endocrine Metabolic Laboratory, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Via Ospedale 105, 35100 Padova, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 92:4810-9. 2007
    ..Adipose tissue endocannabinoids may produce metabolic and endocrine effects, but very few data are available in human adipose tissue and in primary human fat cells...
  43. ncbi request reprint Regulation of Alström syndrome gene expression during adipogenesis and its relationship with fat cell insulin sensitivity
    Sara Romano
    Endocrine Metabolic Laboratory, Internal Medicine 3, University of Padua, I 35128 Padua, Italy
    Int J Mol Med 21:731-6. 2008
    ..Moreover, changes in fat cell insulin sensitivity do not imply any effect on Alms1 expression...
  44. ncbi request reprint Reduced plasma visfatin/pre-B cell colony-enhancing factor in obesity is not related to insulin resistance in humans
    Claudio Pagano
    Endocrine Metabolic Laboratory, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padua, Via Ospedale 105, 35100 Padua, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 91:3165-70. 2006
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint A critical reflection on the definition of metabolic syndrome
    Giovanni Federspil
    Clinica Medica 3, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Padua University, Italy
    Pharmacol Res 53:449-56. 2006
    ..In the present review we analyze in detail the epistemological issues regarding definition and the methodological approaches to definition of the metabolic syndrome...
  46. ncbi request reprint Lack of an association between peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma gene Pro12Ala polymorphism and adiponectin levels in the polycystic ovary syndrome
    Francesco Orio
    Department of Molecular and Clinical Endocrinology and Oncology, University Federico II, Naples, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 89:5110-5. 2004
    ..In conclusion, our results confirm that adiponectin concentrations are similar in PCOS and controls and demonstrate no effect of the PPAR-gamma gene Pro12Ala polymorphism on serum adiponectin levels...
  47. ncbi request reprint Adipocytokines, fat distribution, and insulin resistance in elderly men and women
    Elena Zoico
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Verona, Piazzale Stefani 1, 37126, Italy
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:M935-9. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the relation between adiponectin and leptin, fat distribution, and insulin resistance in elderly men and women...
  48. ncbi request reprint Evidence for the presence of glucose transporter 4 in the endometrium and its regulation in polycystic ovary syndrome patients
    Roberto Mioni
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Clinica Medica 3, University of Padova, 35128 Padova, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 89:4089-96. 2004
    ..In conclusion, our data demonstrate that GLUT4 is present in the endometrium of normal and PCOS subjects and that hyperinsulinism and obesity seem to have a negative effect on endometrial GLUT4 expression in PCOS...
  49. ncbi request reprint Relation between leptin and the metabolic syndrome in elderly women
    Mauro Zamboni
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Verona, Italy
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:396-400. 2004
    ..However, the association between leptin and metabolic syndrome independently of body fat and body fat distribution has not been evaluated in healthy elderly people...
  50. ncbi request reprint Resistin and adiponectin expression in visceral fat of obese rats: effect of weight loss
    Gabriella Milan
    Endocrine Metabolic Laboratory, Internal Medicine, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Obes Res 10:1095-103. 2002
    ..Some of these adipocytokines are also present in the immune system, thus suggesting an intriguing functional connection...
  51. ncbi request reprint Effect of glucocorticoids on adiponectin: a study in healthy subjects and in Cushing's syndrome
    Francesco Fallo
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 150:339-44. 2004
    ..We evaluated first the acute effect of i.v. glucocorticoids on adiponectin in normal subjects and secondly plasma adiponectin levels in a series of patients with Cushing's syndrome compared with controls...
  52. ncbi request reprint Relationship between leptin levels and bone mineral density in the elderly
    Elena Zoico
    Cattedra di Geriatria, Universita di Verona, Verona, Italy
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 59:97-103. 2003
    ..To assess the relationship between circulating leptin levels, bone mineral content and density in the elderly...
  53. ncbi request reprint Anorexia nervosa is characterized by increased adiponectin plasma levels and reduced nonoxidative glucose metabolism
    Nicola Pannacciulli
    Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases, Department of Neurological and Psychiatric Sciences, University of Bari, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 88:1748-52. 2003
    ..Taken together, these data suggest that the reduction of fat mass may play the major role in the control of adiponectin release, with respect to changes in insulin sensitivity...
  54. ncbi request reprint Lowering of circulating free-fatty acids levels and reduced expression of leptin in white adipose tissue in postobesity status
    Aldo V Greco
    Istituto di Medicina Interna, Universita Cattolica S Cuore, Rome, Italy
    J Investig Med 50:207-13. 2002
    ..Our aim was to investigate the regulation of the gene expression of leptin in subcutaneous adipose tissue biopsies in morbid obesity before and after biliopancreatic diversion (BPD)...
  55. ncbi request reprint Cortisol and ACTH response to oral dexamethasone in obesity and effects of sex, body fat distribution, and dexamethasone concentrations: a dose-response study
    Renato Pasquali
    Department of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology Unit, University of Bologna, I 40100 Bologna, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 87:166-75. 2002
    ..On the other hand, our data suggest that, at least in women, abdominal fat distribution may partially counteract the progressively greater suppressibility of the HPA axis that would be expected according to increasing BMI...
  56. ncbi request reprint Insulin resistance in morbid obesity: reversal with intramyocellular fat depletion
    Aldo V Greco
    Department of Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Diabetes 51:144-51. 2002
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint Molecular and morphometric description of adipose tissue during weight changes: a quantitative tool for assessment of tissue texture
    Claudio Pagano
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Metabolic Laboratory, University of Padova, Via Ospedale 105, Padova, Italy
    Int J Mol Med 14:897-902. 2004
    ..Moreover, image analysis system seems a reliable quantitative tool for assessment of adipose tissue texture...
  58. ncbi request reprint [Scientific medicine and alternative medicine: the problem of the separation line]
    Giovanni Federspil
    Clinica Medica 3, Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche, Universita degli Studi di Padova
    Ann Ital Med Int 19:198-204. 2004
  59. ncbi request reprint Increased serum resistin in adults with prader-willi syndrome is related to obesity and not to insulin resistance
    Claudio Pagano
    Endocrine Metabolic Laboratory, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Biotechnology Centre, University of Padua, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:4335-40. 2005
    ..The discovery of several adipokines with relevant effects on insulin resistance and cardiovascular complications of metabolic syndrome offered new tools of investigation of insulin resistance in PWS...
  60. ncbi request reprint Plasma adiponectin is decreased in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
    Claudio Pagano
    Endocrine Metabolic Laboratory, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 152:113-8. 2005
    ..We therefore conducted this study to assess the relationship between plasma adiponectin and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease to explore its role in the pathogenesis of this disease...
  61. ncbi request reprint Obesity reduces the expression of GLUT4 in the endometrium of normoinsulinemic women affected by the polycystic ovary syndrome
    Bruno Mozzanega
    Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche dell Università di Padova Clinica Medica 3, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1034:364-74. 2004
    ..We demonstrated endometrial GLUT4 expression. The similar results in lean PCOS and control subjects suggest that endometrial GLUT4 expression is not affected by PCOS itself, whereas it is reduced by obesity in PCOS patients...
  62. ncbi request reprint Ghrelin, insulin sensitivity and postprandial glucose disposal in overweight and obese children
    Claudio Maffeis
    Department of Mother and Child, Biology Genetics, Unit of Pediatrics, University of Verona, P le L A Scuro 10, 37 134 Verona, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 154:61-8. 2006
    ..To explore the changes of ghrelin circulating levels induced by a mixed meal and their relationship with postprandial substrate oxidation rates in overweight and obese children with different levels of insulin sensitivity...
  63. ncbi request reprint Role of insulin and free fatty acids in the regulation of ob gene expression and plasma leptin in normal rats
    Claudio Pagano
    Endocrine Metabolic Library, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Obes Res 12:2062-9. 2004
    ..In this study, we evaluated whether leptin secretion induced by FFA is due directly to an increased FFA availability or whether it is mediated by insulin levels...
  64. ncbi request reprint Increased serum resistin in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is related to liver disease severity and not to insulin resistance
    Claudio Pagano
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Via Ospedale 105, 35100 Padova, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 91:1081-6. 2006
    ..The recently discovered hormone resistin is linked to the development of insulin resistance, but direct evidence of resistin levels in humans with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is lacking...
  65. ncbi request reprint The impact of growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor-I axis and nocturnal breathing disorders on cardiovascular features of adult patients with Prader-Willi syndrome
    Paolo Marzullo
    Department of General Medicine, Ospedale S Giuseppe, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Casella Postale 1, Verbania, Italy I 28921
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:5639-46. 2005
    ..9 +/- 1.2 yr) and 13 age-, gender-, and body mass index-matched obese individuals (age 26.2 +/- 0.8 yr)...
  66. ncbi request reprint A real-time PCR approach to evaluate adipogenic potential of amniotic fluid-derived human mesenchymal stem cells
    Paola de Gemmis
    BIRD Europe Institute, Vicenza, Italy
    Stem Cells Dev 15:719-28. 2006
    ..We tested our experimental model with two different media. Understanding in vivo adipogenesis mechanisms will shed light on the pathophysiology of many diseases...
  67. ncbi request reprint Late potentials and ventricular arrhythmias in acromegaly
    Pietro Maffei
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University School of Medicine, Clinica Medica 3, Via Giustiniani 2, 35100 Padua, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 104:197-203. 2005
    ..Although late potentials (LPs) have been proved to be a new technique in detecting patients at risk for ventricular tachyarrhythmias its use in acromegaly is still unknown...
  68. ncbi request reprint Do oestrogen receptors play a role in the pathogenesis of HIV-associated lipodystrophy?
    Luisa Barzon
    Departments of Histology, Microbiology and Medical Biotechnologies, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    AIDS 19:531-3. 2005
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  69. ncbi request reprint Spectrum of ALMS1 variants and evaluation of genotype-phenotype correlations in Alström syndrome
    Jan D Marshall
    The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609, USA
    Hum Mutat 28:1114-23. 2007
    ..0007). This data may have implications for the understanding of the molecular mechanisms of ALMS1 and provides the basis for further investigation of how alternative splicing of ALMS1 contributes to the severity of the disease...
  70. ncbi request reprint Adiponectin, insulin resistance, and left ventricular structure in dipper and nondipper essential hypertensive patients
    Paolo Della Mea
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Am J Hypertens 18:30-5. 2005
    ..Failure to decrease blood pressure (BP) normally during night in hypertensive patients has been independently associated with left ventricular hypertrophy...
  71. doi request reprint Here, there and everywhere: the endocannabinoid system
    Roberto Vettor
    J Neuroendocrinol 20:iv-vi. 2008
  72. doi request reprint Effects of high-fat diet exposure during fetal life on type 2 diabetes development in the progeny
    Donatella Gniuli
    Department of Internal Medicine, Universita Cattolica S Cuore, Rome, Italy
    J Lipid Res 49:1936-45. 2008
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