Elevated serum levels of resistin, leptin, and adiponectin are associated with C-reactive protein and also other clinical conditions in rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Yoshino2011ElevatedSL,
  title={Elevated serum levels of resistin, leptin, and adiponectin are associated with C-reactive protein and also other clinical conditions in rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Takumi Yoshino and Natsuko Kusunoki and Nahoko Tanaka and Kaichi Kaneko and Yoshie Kusunoki and Hirahito Endo and Tomoko Hasunuma and Shinichi Kawai},
  journal={Internal medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={50 4},
  pages={269-75}
}
OBJECTIVE Body fat is an important source of hormones and cytokines (adipokines) that not only regulate the energy balance, but also regulate the inflammatory and immune responses. This study investigated the association of clinical conditions with serum levels of adipokines in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. METHODS Serum levels of resistin, leptin, and adiponectin were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in 141 patients (110 women) who fulfilled the 1987 revised criteria of… CONTINUE READING