In ideopathic obesity, there is evidence that enhanced cortisol regeneration within abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue may contribute to adiposity and metabolic disease. Whether the cortisol regenerating enzyme, 11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11betaHSD1), or glucocorticoid receptor (GRalpha) levels are altered in other adipose depots remains uncertain. Our objective was to determine the association between 11betaHSD1 and GRalpha mRNA levels in four distinct adipose depots and measures of obesity and the metabolic syndrome.
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|