Leptin in human pregnancy: the relationship with gestational hormones.

  title={Leptin in human pregnancy: the relationship with gestational hormones.},
  author={E. Sivan and Paul G Whittaker and Dinesh Sinha and Carol J. Homko and Ming-Tseh Lin and Edward Albert Reece and Guenther Boden},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={179 5},
OBJECTIVES The aims of the study were (1) to examine the relationship between leptin and placental hormones by measuring serial changes in serum levels of leptin during and after pregnancy and (2) to study the effects of several gestational hormones on leptin release from fully differentiated 3T3-L1 adipocyte cell cultures. STUDY DESIGN Serum levels of leptin were measured throughout pregnancy and at 3 months post partum in 29 healthy women and were also measured in 18 healthy women at… CONTINUE READING


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