Plasma Leptin, hTERT Gene Expression, and Anthropometric Measures in Obese and Non-Obese Women with Breast Cancer

@inproceedings{Rahmatiyamchi2011PlasmaLH,
  title={Plasma Leptin, hTERT Gene Expression, and Anthropometric Measures in Obese and Non-Obese Women with Breast Cancer},
  author={Mohammad Rahmati-yamchi and Nosratallah Zarghami and Mohammad Bagher Rahbani and Ali Montazeri},
  booktitle={Breast cancer : basic and clinical research},
  year={2011}
}
INTRODUCTION Expression of human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) occurs in most cancers but its relation with obesity is unclear. This study explores the association between leptin levels and anthropometric indices with hTERT mRNA levels in breast cancer patients of different obesity grades. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this case-control study, 65 breast cancer patients participated. Expression of tissues hTERT mRNA was carried out by real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain… CONTINUE READING