S57 Growing Old Gracefully: The Highs and Lows of GH Deficiency

Program: Symposia
Basic Session
Saturday, March 7, 2015: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Room 33 (San Diego Convention Center)
**This session is eligible for CME credit**

Chairs:
Andrzej Bartke, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL and Raul M. Luque, PhD, University of Córdoba; Instituto Maimónides de Investigación Biomédica de Córdoba (IMIBIC)/Hospital Universitario Reina Sofia, and CIBER de la Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición (CIBERobn), Córdoba, Spain

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Besides their role in the control of growth, GH and IGF are endowed with very relevant, tissue-specific actions, whose physiological relevance in terms of metabolic control and longevity is yet to be elucidated. In this session, translational research using suitable genetically modified mouse models will be presented, addressing the impact of tissue-specific elimination of GH actions or adult-onset GH deficiency on metabolic homeostasis. In addition, genetic and molecular studies addressing the roles of the GH/IGF1 pathway in human longevity will be discussed.

4:30 PM
John J Kopchick, PhD, Edison Biotechnology Institute, Ohio University, Athens, OH
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5:00 PM
Rhonda D. Kineman, PhD, Medicine. Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University of Illinois at Chicago/Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Disclosure: RDK: Jose Cordoba-Chacon, PhD was intergral in performing and interpretin many of the studies to be discussed. He has recieved a post-doctoral research award (Endocrine Scholar Award for GH Research 2014) from Genetech, Genentech, Inc..
5:30 PM
Nir Barzilai, MD, Departments of Medicine and Genetics, Institute for Aging Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Disclosure: NB: Founder, CohBar Inc..
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