alexa Molecular mechanisms of insulin resistance in polycystic ovary syndrome.
Reproductive Medicine

Reproductive Medicine

Clinics in Mother and Child Health

Author(s): DiamantiKandarakis E, Papavassiliou AG

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Abstract Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrinopathy of unknown aetiology that affects women of reproductive age. During the past ten years, defective insulin activity in PCOS has been demonstrated in target tissues and causes insulin resistance and hyperinsulinaemia. Furthermore, presence of insulin receptors in the ovarian tissue and overproduction of androgens by theca cells leads to characteristic hyperandrogenaemia. Recent data suggest a divergence in post-receptor signalling pathways for insulin in its target tissues (muscle, adipocytes and ovarian tissue), where the metabolic pathway of insulin activity is defective, whereas the activation of steroidogenesis is maintained. Investigators are still searching for clues to understand the cause of this enigmatic syndrome, despite great advances in molecular medicine and genetics. This article was published in Trends Mol Med and referenced in Clinics in Mother and Child Health

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