Prof. Marina V. Shestakova, MD, PhD
Academician of Russian academy of Sciences
Director of Diabetes Institute of the Endocrinology Research Centre

Russian Lipodystrophy Study Group
Endocrinology Research Centre
Dmitriya Ul'yanova street, 11
117036 Moscow
Phone: +7 (916) 216-17-67

Members of the group
Nadezhda Frolkova


Equipment and facilities of the group and centre

Endocrinology Research Centre has a unique laboratory and technical base that allows to perform general, biochemical and hormonal tests of blood and urine. Immunological and molecular genetic diagnostic methods (including PCR, Real-time PCR, Sanger sequencing, Next generation sequencing, Whole exome sequencing, Prenatal genetic diagnosis) make it possible not only to clarify the patient’s diagnosis, but also to predict the development of complications and help in family planning.

Topics of interest

Type 1 diabetes mellitus
Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Complications of diabetes
Research in rare diseases
Metabolic manifestations of lipodystrophy
Monogenic forms of diabetes
Genotype-phenotype correlations
Discover new disease-causing genes


  • Frolkova NV, Koksharova EO, Shestakova MV. Combination of familial partial lipodystrophy (Dunnigan-Cobberling syndrome) with pulmonary sarcoidosis. Diabetes Mellitus. 2024; doi:
  • Sorkina E.L., Tiulpakov A.N., Mayorov A.Y., Shestakova M.V. Lipodystrophy syndromes and associated metabolic disorders in Russian population. Problems of Endocrinology. 2017;63: 39-40.
  • Sorkina E.L., Kalashnikova M.F., Likhodey N.V., Koksharova E.O., Ustyuzhanin D.V., Mayorov A.Yu., Shestakova M.V., Tiulpakov A.N. Development of metabolic syndrome at a young age as a manifestation of familial partial lipodystrophy type 3 (PPARG mutation): the first description of its clinical case in Russia. Diabetes mellitus. 2015;18(3):99-105.