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Leptin is a protein hormone, mainly synthesized in adipocytes, that regulates the food intake and energy expenditure of the body. Rare mutations in the leptin gene cause obesity. Common polymorphisms of the leptin gene have been associated with obesity, however their association with arterial blood pressure has not been fully elucidated. The aim of the(More)
The whole-cell-extract and the acid-extract preparations of Helicobacter pylori strains isolated from peptic ulcer patients and the NCTC 11638 control strain were studied to compare their antigen profiles. Besides, the anti-H. pylori-antibody profile in serum from H. pylori-infected peptic ulcer patients were also studied to define the antigen stimulating(More)
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