Radka Dolezalová

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OBJECTIVE To study the influence of chronic malnutrition in patients with anorexia nervosa on endocrine function of adipose tissue on both circulating and subcutaneous fat mRNA expression level. PATIENTS AND DESIGN A total of 12 patients with anorexia nervosa and 18 normal weight age-matched women underwent anthropometric examination, single blood drawing(More)
Recent studies have demonstrated that adipocyte fatty acid binding proteins (FABP) may play a role in the etiopathogenesis of insulin resistance. The aim of our study was to assess serum FABP levels in obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) before and after 3 months of treatment with PPAR-alpha agonist fenofibrate (F) and to explore the(More)
PPAR-alpha agonists improve insulin sensitivity in rodent models of obesity/insulin resistance, but their effects on insulin sensitivity in humans are less clear. We measured insulin sensitivity by hyperinsulinemic-isoglycemic clamp in 10 obese females with type 2 diabetes before and after three months of treatment with PPAR-alpha agonist fenofibrate and(More)
Thiazolidinediones are insulin-sensitizing drugs acting through peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-gamma. The aim of our study was to evaluate the effect of 5-month treatment with PPAR-gamma agonist--rosiglitazone (4 mg/day), on the circulating markers of endothelial dysfunction and to evaluate the role of changes in endocrine function of(More)
The aim of our study was to determine whether adipocyte-derived hormones leptin, adiponectin and resistin contribute to the improvement of insulin sensitivity after very-low calorie diet (VLCD). Therefore, serum levels of these hormones were measured in fourteen obese females before and after three weeks VLCD and in seventeen age- and sex-matched healthy(More)
Arterial sites with low wall shear stress (WSS) are more prone to the development of atherosclerotic plaques, as was observed in carotid arteries in subjects with atherosclerosis risk factors. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), hypertension, hyperlipidemia and other components of the metabolic syndrome, are associated with high risk for symptomatic(More)
BACKGROUND Adiponectin and resistin are hormones that may represent a link between obesity and insulin resistance. Genes for these hormones are new candidate genes of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus. The aim of our study was to determine the frequency of single nucleotide polymorphisms 45T > G and 276T > G of adiponectin gene and 62G > A and(More)
Diabetes mellitus is associated with increased inflammatory response, which may contribute to atherosclerosis progression. Experimental results demonstrated anti-inflammatory activity of glitazones; their effect on leukocyte adhesion molecules has not been studied to date. We therefore studied the effect of rosiglitazone treatment on leukocyte surface(More)
Diabetes mellitus is associated with a number of prothrombotic abnormalities, and correction of these abnormalities might translate into the reduction of cardiovascular risk. Glitazones improve endothelial function and reduce inflammation, but much less is known about their effect on thrombogenic factors. We have therefore studied the effect of(More)