Adipokines, tumor necrosis factor and its receptors in female patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

@article{Santos2017AdipokinesTN,
  title={Adipokines, tumor necrosis factor and its receptors in female patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Fabiana Maria Coutinho Santos and Rosiani Telles and Cristina Costa Duarte Lanna and Andrei Luiz Sales Teixeira and Artur S Miranda and Nat{\'a}lia Pessoa Rocha and Ant{\^o}nio Lp Ribeiro},
  journal={Lupus},
  year={2017},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={
          10-16
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To analyze the association of adipokines and tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα) and its receptors with characteristics of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and to investigate the correlation between adipokines and the TNF system. METHODS One hundred and thirty-six SLE women, aged ≥18 years old, were assessed. TNFα, soluble TNFα receptors 1 (sTNFR1) and 2 (sTNFR2) and adipokines were analyzed by ELISA kits. RESULTS The median (IQR) of age was 41.5 (33.0-49.7) years old and of disease… CONTINUE READING
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