Elzbieta Wasilewska-Dziubińska

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OBJECTIVES It has been reported that leptin and neuropeptide Y (NPY) play a role in the control of appetite and in the regulation of hormonal secretion. METHODS Plasma leptin, neuropeptide Y (NPY) and galanin concentrations were estimated in 13 women with bulimia nervosa (BN) 19 women with anorexia nervosa (AN) and in 19 healthy women of the control group(More)
Orexin A (OxA), a recently discovered neuropeptide, is synthesized mainly by neurons located in the posterolateral hypothalamus and is a 33 amino acid peptide with N-terminal pyroglutamyl residue and two inter-chain disulfide bonds. It is a potent agonist for both the orexin-1 (OxR1) and orexin-2 (OxR2) receptors. Orexin A and its receptors are widely(More)
AIM It is commonly accepted that some neuropeptides play an important role in the control of appetite and hormonal secretion. Several gastrointestinal peptides may affect on central control of appetite via vagal and spinal nerves. The aim of this study was to evaluate the release of gastrointestinal peptides in anorexia nervosa and in obesity, because in(More)
The study objective was to determine circulating levels of the appetite-controlling neuropeptides, neuropeptide Y (NPY), galanin, and leptin, in subjects with eating disorders. The study group consisted of 48 obese women aged 19 to 45 years, 15 women with anorexia nervosa aged 18 to 23 years, and 19 lean healthy women aged 18 to 42 years (control group).(More)
OBJECTIVE It has been reported that neuropeptides may play a role in the control of appetite and in the mechanism of hormone release. Neuropeptides such as beta-endorphin, neuropeptide Y (NPY), galanin and leptin may affect hormones release, on the other hand the hormonal status may modulate neuropeptide activity. METHODS The material consisted of 90(More)
Plasma atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) concentrations were determined in basal conditions and after infusion of 1000 ml of 0.9% NaCl in women with anorexia nervosa, in normotensive obese women and in healthy women of the control group. Additionally, in the obese women and in the controls, plasma ANP was measured after iv injection of clonidine. Anorectic(More)
It has been reported that polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is very frequently associated with obesity, insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia. However, metabolic disorders may lead to suppression of reproductive hormone secretion during undernutrition and in obesity. Some neuropeptides, such as neuropeptide Y (NPY) and galanin, modulate the control of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether hormonal status may affect neuropeptide Y (NPY), galanin, and leptin release in postmenopausal women and in young women. DESIGN Forty-eight postmenopausal women aged 47-65 years and 35 young women aged 26-39 years were investigated. RESULTS Plasma leptin concentrations increased with increasing body mass index in both(More)
OBJECTIVES Some hormonal disturbances were demonstrated in starvation. Leptin, NPY and galanin play an important role in the control of appetite and in the mechanism of hormone release. METHODS In order to evaluate the effect of starvation on the relationship between leptin, neuropeptide Y (NPY) galanin and pituitary and gonadal hormones release, plasma(More)