Independent association between plasma leptin and C-reactive protein in healthy humans.

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BACKGROUND C-reactive protein (CRP) is synthesized from the liver and is regulated by cytokines, especially interleukin-6. Leptin, the adipocyte-derived protein product of the ob gene, is related to amount of body fat. The long form of the leptin receptor resembles cytokine receptors, which include the interleukin-6 receptor. Both leptin and CRP may be… (More)

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