Zsolt Melczer

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OBJECTIVE Human fetuin/alpha(2)-HS-glycoprotein (AHSG) is a 49 kDa serum and tissue protein which is a natural inhibitor of insulin receptor signaling. We investigated serum AHSG levels during pregnancy and whether the protein is involved in insulin resistance observed in healthy pregnant women and patients with gestational diabetes. DESIGN One hundred(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to investigate the pathophysiological role of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) system in insulin resistance in patients with gestational diabetes (GDM) and during the course of normal pregnancy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty women with GDM (16-39 gestational weeks), 35 healthy pregnant women (15 first, nine second and 11(More)
The contribution of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) system and leptin was studied in insulin resistance and neonatal development during the course of normal pregnancy and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Thirty patients with GDM and their neonates (n = 30), 35 healthy pregnant women (15 in the first, nine in the second and 11 in the third trimester) and(More)
AIM To study fasting biologically active serum ghrelin (RIA) and resistin (ELISA) levels in different trimesters of pregnancy (HP, n=45, 15 in each) and in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM, n=30) compared to non-pregnant healthy women (NP, n=40) in correlation with TNF-alpha, soluble (s)TNF-receptor (R)-1, -2, leptin (ELISA), C-peptide (Cp, RIA) and(More)
BACKGROUND We studied the contribution of the tumor necrosis factor system and leptin to insulin resistance during the course of normal pregnancy. METHODS Forty-five healthy pregnant women (15 in the 1st, 15 in the 2nd2 and 15 in the 3rd3 trimester) and 25 age-matched healthy nonpregnant women as controls. Twenty-three newborns delivered by women followed(More)
The expression of erbB-2 protein (by immunohistochemistry), serum TNF-alpha, soluble TNF-receptor 2 (sTNFR-2, ELISA) concentrations and mitogenic (LPS, ConA, PHA) induced TNF-alpha production of the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMNC) were studied in 91 (UICC Stage 1: 39, Stage 2: 33, Stage 3: 14, Stage 4: 5) patients with carcinoma of the uterine(More)
OBJECTIVE Role of tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) was studied in insulin resistance during pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN Serum TNF-alpha (ELISA) and fasting C-peptide (Cp) (RIA) concentrations were measured in 40 healthy pregnant women (15, 12 and 13 of them in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimesters, respectively) and in 25 healthy non-pregnant women in a(More)
Background. Because of the increased risk of surgery, thyroid nodules causing compression signs and/or hyperthyroidism are concerning during pregnancy. Patients and Methods. Six patients with nontoxic cystic, four with nontoxic solid, and three with overt hyperthyroidism caused by toxic nodules were treated with percutaneous ethanol injection therapy (PEI).(More)