Marzena Fabiś

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Orexins are recently identified neuropeptides that appear to play a role in the regulation of energy homeostasis and arousal. They bind to and activate two closely related G protein-coupled receptors (OXR1 and OXR2), previously described as orphans. In this study we examined involvement of orexins in regulation of insulin secretion from rat pancreatic(More)
Orexin-A and orexin-B are members of a family of newly described orexigenic hypothalamic neuropeptides. Scanty data are available suggesting the involvement of orexins in regulation of the secretion of pituitary hormones and in control of energy homeostasis. Present studies aimed to explain whether orexins affect blood insulin concentration and insulin(More)
INTRODUCTION The role of melatonin in human insulin regulation is poorly understood. AIM To investigate the influence of melatonin supplementation on glucose and insulin levels and on lipid metabolism in blood serum and the liver. METHODOLOGY The acute melatonin effects on insulin secretion in male Wistar rats were investigated. In addition,(More)
OBJECTIVES Neuromedin U (NmU) is a neuropeptide with anorexigenic activity. Two receptor subtypes (NmUR1 and NmUR2) confer the effects of NmU on target cells. We have recently demonstrated that NmU reduces insulin secretion from isolated pancreatic islets. Aim of our current study is to investigate the role of somatostatin at mediating the effects of NmU on(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate acute leptin effects on insulin secretion and liver insulin binding in rats in vitro. In the in situ experiments leptin changed the pattern of insulin secretion from the pancreas but did not influence insulin binding in the liver. Perfusion of the pancreas with leptin (1, 10, and 100 nmol/l, respectively) at(More)
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