Adiponectin and its receptors in patients with chronic hepatitis C.

  title={Adiponectin and its receptors in patients with chronic hepatitis C.},
  author={Julie R. Jonsson and Alexander Rupert Moschen and Ingrid J. Hickman and Michelle M. Richardson and Susanne Kaser and Andrew D Clouston and Elizabeth E Powell and Herbert Tilg},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  volume={43 6},
BACKGROUND/AIMS There is increasing interest in the influence of excess body weight and associated metabolic factors on the liver. In patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, lower levels of adiponectin were associated with higher grades of hepatic steatosis and necroinflammatory activity, suggesting a pathophysiological role for this adipokine in liver disease. METHODS We studied 194 consecutive patients with untreated chronic HCV, to assess the relationship between adiponectin and its… CONTINUE READING
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