hrp0089s10.2 | Paediatric obesity: Mechanisms and novel treatment | ESPE2018

Functional Leptin Deficiency Disorders and Treatment

Wabitsch Martin

Leptin is a type I cytokine and belongs to the long-chain helical cytokine subfamily just as GH, IL-6 and G-CSF. Leptin is produced mainly in white adipose tissue and thereby reflects body energy stores. Leptin serum concentrations are high in obese and low in underweight individuals or in those with low body fat e.g. in athletes and in patients with lipodystrophy. The leptin/leptin receptor system is crucial for the regulation of body weight. Rare homozygous mutations in the ...

hrp0092p1-210 | Fetal, Neonatal Endocrinology and Metabolism (to include Hypoglycaemia) (1) | ESPE2019

Subcutaneous Fat Necrosis of the Newborn: A Systematic Review of the Literature

Frank Leonie , Brandt Stephanie , Wabitsch Martin

Background: Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the Newborn (SCFN) is a rare disease occurring in the first days of life. Characteristically the infants show hard nodules in subcutaneous tissue, purple or erythematous in color and appear on the upper back, cheeks, buttocks and limbs. In most cases SCFN is a self-limiting disease, as the nodules disappear in up to 6 months. A severe complication associated with SCFN is hypercalcemia. Pathophysiological mechanisms caus...

hrp0086rfc13.1 | Management of Obesity | ESPE2016

Inhibition of Teneurin-2 (TENM2) Leads to Upregulation of UCP1 in Human White Adipocytes

Tews Daniel , Fischer-Posovszky Pamela , Wabitsch Martin

Background: Heat generation in UCP-1 active cells as present in brown adipose tissue contributes to the regulation of energy homeostasis. Brown adipose tissue is known to be present in neonates and infants and has recently also been demonstrated in children and adults. Interestingly, a transition of white adipocytes into a brown phenotype has been documented in vitro in mouse and human cells, yet the underlying mechanisms are still not resolved. Using transcriptome an...

hrp0095p1-382 | Sex Differentiation, Gonads and Gynaecology, and Sex Endocrinology | ESPE2022

Accidental transdermal estradiol exposure leading to gynecomastia and bone age acceleration in a 7 year old boy: a case presentation

Winner Kay , Denzer Christian , Wabitsch Martin

Case presentation: A 7 year old boy was presented to us with height acceleration, symmetric breast development equivalent to Tanner stage B2 and sparse dark hair in the pubic region (PH2). Testicular volume equaled to 2ml, while external genitalia showed no clear signs of androgen effect. The patient’s biological father is a transgender woman who started a medical gender transition before the patient’s birth. She has been continuously receiving tra...

hrp0089p1-p125 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity P1 | ESPE2018

M2 Macrophage Markers are Enriched in Human Deep Neck Adipose Tissue and Do Not Correlate with UCP1 Expression

Tews Daniel , Haggenmueller Benedikt , Wabitsch Martin , Fischer-Posovszky Pamela

Background: Secretion of catecholamines by adipose tissue M2 macrophages was recently proposed as a molecular mechanism leading to activation of brown adipose tissue and heat generation in mice. However, published data are conflicting and it is not clear whether this pathway might play a role in humans. To shed light on this, we studied macrophage polarization in human white and brown adipose tissue and related it to thermogenic gene expression.Methods: ...

hrp0082p1-d3-134 | Fat Metabolism & Obesity (2) | ESPE2014

Can Hypothalamic Obesity be Treated with Stimulants?

Denzer Friederike , Lennerz Belinda , Denzer Christian , Wabitsch Martin

Background: Published case reports and anecdotal experience suggest a positive effect of dexamphetamine on impetus and weight in patients with hypothalamic obesity.Objective and hypotheses: We aimed to observe these effects in our patients who are offered off-label treatment with dexamphetamine.Method: Between 2010 and 2013, patients starting dexamphetamine treatment were enrolled in a prospective observation study. BMI–SDS wa...

hrp0082p3-d2-784 | Fat Metabolism & Obesity (1) | ESPE2014

A New Lipodystrophy Syndrome?

von Schnurbein Julia , Fischer-Posovszky Pamela , Garg Abhimanyu , Wabitsch Martin

Background: Congenital generalized lipodystrophy (CGL) is characterized by the absence of most adipose tissue at birth due to an adipocyte differentiation block. For several forms of CGL, the underlying mutation and pathophysiological pathway has been identified. However, for many cases the genetic cause is still unknown.Objective and hypotheses: We report a patient with CGL who showed a complete absence of fat apart from protective fat pads in a postnat...

hrp0084p1-49 | Diabetes | ESPE2015

Can Hypothalamic Obesity be Treated with Stimulants? Follow Up

Denzer Friederike , Lennerz Belinda , Vollbach Heike , Denzer Christian , Wabitsch Martin

Background: Published case reports and anecdotal experience suggest a positive effect of dexamphetamine, a CNS stimulant on impetus and weight in patients with hypothalamic obesity. Based on these observations, patients presenting to our obesity clinic with hypothalamic obesity are offered off-label treatment with dexamphetamine.Method: Between 2010 and 2015, patients starting dexamphetamine treatment were enrolled in a prospective observation study. A r...

hrp0084p2-371 | Fat | ESPE2015

Prevalence and Phenotypic Characterization of MC4R Mutations in a Large Paediatric Cohort

Vollbach Heike , Brandt Stephanie , Lahr Georgina , Wabitsch Martin

Background: The melanocortin-4-receptor (MC4R) plays a key role in body weight regulation. Hypothalamic activation of MC4R reduces food intake and increases energy expenditure. Mutations in the MC4R gene lead to the most common cause of monogenetic obesity. More than 150 different mutations are currently known. Their prevalence in obese subjects differs between 0.2 and 5.8%, depending on ethnicity, age and grade of obesity of the analysed cohort. Impact on phenotype a...

hrp0084p3-1250 | Programming & Misc. | ESPE2015

A Survival Analysis Approach to Assess the Association between Maternal Prepregnancy Overweight and Childhood Overweight: Results of the Ulm Birth Cohort Study (UBCS)

Brandt Stephanie , Brenner Hermann , Genuneit Jon , Rothenbacher Dietrich , Wabitsch Martin

Background: It has been suggested that maternal prepregnancy overweight has an effect on childhood overweight.Objective: We aimed to use a survival analysis approach to investigate the association between maternal prepregnancy overweight and childhood overweight in the prospective Ulm Birth Cohort Study (UBCS).Design: At baseline n=1086 mothers and their newborns agreed to participate in the UBCS. Weight and height values ...