Jelena Zacharova

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Adiponectin is an adipose tissue-specific protein with insulin-sensitizing and antiatherogenic properties. Therefore, the adiponectin gene is a promising candidate gene for type 2 diabetes. We investigated the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) +45T/G and +276G/T of the adiponectin gene as predictors for the conversion from impaired glucose tolerance to(More)
We investigated the effects of the common polymorphisms in the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ2 (PPAR-γ2; Pro12Ala) and in PPAR-γ coactivator 1α (PGC-1α; Gly482Ser) genes on the conversion from impaired glucose tolerance to type 2 diabetes in participants in the STOP-NIDDM trial. This trial aimed to study the effect of acarbose in the(More)
OBJECTIVE Adiponectin is an adipose-specific secretory protein abundantly present in the circulation. The role of adiponectin in the control of energy expenditure and substrate utilization has not yet been established. DESIGN We performed detailed metabolic studies in a large cohort (n = 158) of offspring of patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) to(More)
OBJECTIVES Dyslipidaemia that includes high levels of triglycerides and low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Hepatic lipase gene encoding a lipolytic enzyme participating in remodelling of plasma lipoproteins and formation of serum lipid profile is a promising candidate gene for type 2 diabetes. The purpose of the(More)
The leptin receptor (OB-R) gene is a promising candidate gene for type 2 diabetes, because leptin and its receptor play an important role in insulin secretion and the development of obesity. Therefore, we studied whether the pentanucleotide insertion polymorphism of the 3'-untranslated region (3'UTR) of the OB-R gene has an influence on the conversion from(More)
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