Circulating levels of leptin, adiponectin, resistin, and ghrelin in inflammatory bowel disease.

@article{Karmiris2006CirculatingLO,
  title={Circulating levels of leptin, adiponectin, resistin, and ghrelin in inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={Konstantinos P Karmiris and Ioannis E. Koutroubakis and Costas Xidakis and Maria Polychronaki and Theodora Voudouri and Elias Kouroumalis},
  journal={Inflammatory bowel diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={
          100-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND There is evidence that adipocytokines play an important role in metabolism and in inflammation. Because human metabolism dramatically changes in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and chronic inflammation is the hallmark of the disease, we studied serum levels of leptin, adiponectin, resistin, and ghrelin in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) in comparison with healthy controls (HC). METHODS Leptin, adiponectin, resistin, and active ghrelin serum levels… CONTINUE READING