Severine G Dubois

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In recent years, the enzymes which are involved in the formation of DHT in steroid target tissues have been well investigated, however, enzymes responsible for the catabolism and elimination of steroids in these tissues, in particular the uridine diphospho-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT) family of enzymes, have received much less attention. We have recently(More)
Conjugation of compounds by glucuronidation is a pathway found in all vertebrates studied to date. Although, it is widely recognized that the liver is a major site of glucuronidation, it is now clear that extrahepatic tissues are also involved in the conjugation of compounds to which these tissues are exposed. High levels of androsterone glucuronide and(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to delineate the potential role of adipogenesis in insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Obesity is characterized by an increase in adipose tissue mass resulting from enlargement of existing fat cells (hypertrophy) and/or from increased number of adipocytes (hyperplasia). The inability of the adipose tissue to recruit new fat(More)
Adipose tissue has proven to serve as an abundant, accessible, and rich source of adult stem cells with multipotent properties suitable for tissue engineering and regenerative medical applications. Here, we describe a detailed method for the isolation and expansion of adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs). We present a large scale procedure suitable for(More)
The glucuronidation of steroid hormones is catalyzed by a family of UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT) enzymes. Previously, two cDNA clones, UGT2B15 and UGT2B17, which encode UGT enzymes capable of glucuronidating C19steroids, were isolated and characterized. These proteins are 95% identical in primary structure; however, UGT2B17 is capable of conjugating(More)
Objective:To determine whether the mRNA concentrations of inflammation response genes in isolated adipocytes and in cultured preadipocytes are related to adipocyte size and in vivo insulin action in obese individuals.Design:Cross-sectional inpatient study.Subjects:Obese Pima Indians with normal glucose tolerance.Measurements:Adipocyte diameter (by(More)
We measured gene expression of paracrine regulators involved in adipocyte differentiation within the stromovascular fraction of abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue from obese individuals with (n=30) and without (n=18) type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Despite similar adiposity by design, subjects with T2DM had larger adipocytes (0.92+/-0.28 vs. 0.75+/-0.17(More)
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