Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0014p227 | (1) | ECE2007

Acute phase reactants and soluble cell adhesion molecules are associated to plasma leptin levels in obese nondiabetic children

Garanty-Bogacka Barbara , Syrenicz Malgorzata , Syrenicz Anhelli , Gebala Aneta , Dawid Grazyna , Walczak Mieczyslaw

There are increasing evidences that leptin, a protein secreted by adipose tissue, may be an important factor contributing to the development of atherosclerosis. In this study, the relationship between plasma leptin levels and markers of inflammation and endothelial activation was investigated in 214 obese nondiabetic children and adolescents. Fasting levels of leptin, C-reactive protein (CRP), fibrinogen (FB), interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-1β (IL-1β), intercellul...