Two weeks of daily injections and continuous infusion of recombinant human growth hormone (GH) in GH-deficient adults. II. Effects on serum lipoproteins and lipoprotein and hepatic lipase activity.
Författare och institution:
Jan Oscarsson (Institutionen för fysiologi och farmakologi); Malin Ottosson (Institutionen för invärtesmedicin); Jan-Ove Johansson (Institutionen för invärtesmedicin); Olov Wiklund (Hjärt-kärlinstitutionen); P Mårin (-); Per Björntorp (Hjärt-kärlinstitutionen); Bengt-Åke Bengtsson (Institutionen för invärtesmedicin)
Metabolism: clinical and experimental, 45 ( 3 ) s. 370-7
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Recombinant human growth hormone (GH) administered as daily subcutaneous (SC) injections has been shown to affect serum lipoproteins in GH-deficient subjects. However, the effects of continuous infusion of GH on serum lipoproteins have not been investigated in GH-deficient adults. The aim of the present study was to compare effects of daily injections and continuous infusion of GH on lipoprotein metabolism. Recombinant human GH (0.25 U/kg/wk) was administered to nine GH-deficient adult men during a period of 14 days in two different ways, ie, as a daily SC injection at 8:00 PM and as a continuous SC infusion, with 1 month of washout between the treatments. Blood samples and tests were performed in the morning after an overnight fast before the start of GH treatment (day 0) and on day 2 and day 14 of treatment. Abdominal SC adipose tissue lipoprotein lipase (LPL), postheparin plasma LPL, and hepatic lipase (HL) activity were measured 120 minutes after the intake of 100 g glucose. Adipose tissue LPL activity decreased and postheparin plasma HL activity increased after 14 days of GH treatment irrespective of the mode of GH administration, whereas GH treatment had no effect on postheparin plasma LPL activity. Serum triglyceride and very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) triglyceride concentrations increased during GH treatment. However, VLDL triglyceride concentrations increased to a greater degree during treatment with daily GH injections than during continuous infusion of GH. Serum apolipoprotein (apo) B and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol concentrations decreased during treatment with daily GH injections, but were not significantly affected by continuous GH infusion. Thus, apo B and LDL cholesterol concentrations were lower after daily GH injections versus continuous GH infusion. Serum lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] and apo E concentrations increased during both modes of GH treatment. However, continuous infusion of GH resulted in a more marked increase in Lp(a) and apo E concentrations than daily GH injections. Minor effects were observed on serum apo A-I concentrations but high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol concentrations were not affected. In conclusion, GH treatment of GH-deficient men influenced adipose tissue LPL and postheparin plasma HL activity, as well as serum lipoprotein concentrations. Moreover, continuous GH infusion and daily GH injections differed with respect to the magnitude of effects on several lipoprotein fractions including VLDL triglycerides, LDL cholesterol, apo B, apo E, and Lp(a) concentrations.
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MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP ->
Klinisk medicin ->
Endokrinologi och diabetes ->
Adult, Growth Hormone, administration & dosage, deficiency, pharmacology, Humans, Lipase, blood, Lipoprotein Lipase, blood, Lipoproteins, blood, Liver, enzymology, Male, Middle Aged, Recombinant Proteins, pharmacology
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