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Growth hormone and lipids

Keller, U. and Miles, J. M.. (1991) Growth hormone and lipids. Hormone research, Vol. 36, Suppl. 1. S. 1-6.

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Abstract

It has been known for more than 30 years that growth hormone has a lipolytic properties and growth hormone excess (acromegaly) and growth hormone deficiency have been reported to be associated with abnormalities in serum lipoprotein concentrations. Due to the lipolytic effect of growth hormone, its administration in man has been reported to increase plasma nonesterified fatty acid (NEFA) concentrations. Ketone body production increases during acute growth hormone excess as a result of increased NEFA concentrations; similarly, the increase in serum triglycerides may be explained by an increase in substrate (NEFA) supply to the liver for VLDL production. The effect may be enhanced by a simultaneous decrease of serum lipoprotein lipase activity. The cholesterol-lowering effect of growth hormone administration has not been investigated in detail, specifically, the effect of growth hormone on LDL kinetics is unknown. Growth hormone-excess and growth hormone deficiency have been reported to be associated with increased risk for atherosclerosis; an association with serum lipoprotein changes is likely but evidence for a causal link is yet lacking.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Biomedizin > Former Units at DBM > Metabolism (Keller/Müller)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Ehemalige Einheiten Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Klinische Endokrinologie (Keller)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Ehemalige Einheiten Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Klinische Endokrinologie (Keller)
UniBasel Contributors:Keller, Ulrich O.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Karger
ISSN:0301-0163
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Last Modified:04 Sep 2015 14:32
Deposited On:04 Sep 2015 14:32

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