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Serum levels of irisin in gestational diabetes mellitus during pregnancy and after delivery.
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PMID:  24355429     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: Irisin has recently been introduced as a novel an exercise-inducible myokine which improves glucose metabolism in mice. However, regulation of circulating irisin in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and in the peripartal period has not been assessed so far.
METHODS: Circulating irisin was quantified in 74 GDM patients and in 74 healthy, pregnant, gestational age-matched controls. In a subset of these patients (44 GDM, 41 controls), postpartum follow-up data were also available. In a second study population of 40 healthy women with singleton pregnancies undergoing elective Cesarean section, irisin was assessed in maternal serum before and within 24h after delivery, as well as in umbilical cord blood and in placental tissue.
RESULTS: In the first study population, median [interquartile range] irisin levels were significantly higher in GDM patients as compared to controls after delivery (previous GDM: 446.3 [146.9]μg/l; controls: 378.0 [111.4]μg/l) but not during pregnancy (GDM: 482.1 [132.1]μg/l; controls: 466.6 [178.0]μg/l). Interestingly, fasting insulin (FI) was independently and positively associated with serum irisin in multivariate analysis during pregnancy. In agreement with these findings, relative changes (ratio) of FI independently and positively predicted relative changes of irisin (ratio) in the second study population.
CONCLUSIONS: The myokine irisin is independently associated with FI in pregnancy. The physiological significance of these findings needs to be assessed in future experiments.
Thomas Ebert; Holger Stepan; Susanne Schrey; Susan Kralisch; Janka Hindricks; Lisa Hopf; Martin Platz; Ulrike Lossner; Beate Jessnitzer; Sascha Drewlo; Matthias Blüher; Michael Stumvoll; Mathias Fasshauer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-12-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cytokine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1096-0023     ISO Abbreviation:  Cytokine     Publication Date:  2013 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9005353     Medline TA:  Cytokine     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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