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ea0025p345 | Thyroid | SFEBES2011

Study of serum adiponectin and leptin in a cohort of Egyptian women with thyroid dysfunction

Baki Rania Abdel , Gamil Hanaa , Elsherbiny Ashraf , Moneim Tahany Yasme Abdel , Ismail Samia , Taha Yasmeen

Background: Adipocytokines are biologically active substances produced by adipocyte with different physiological functions. Adiponectin, an adipocyte derived protein has multiple effects on homeostatic mechanism that regulate body weight and metabolism. Leptin, a signal of satiety to the brain, is considered as a proinflammatory adipocytokine. Thyroid hormones act on several aspects of metabolic and energy homeostasis influencing body weight, thermogenesis, and lipolysis in ad...