Plasma adiponectin and gastric cancer.

  title={Plasma adiponectin and gastric cancer.},
  author={Makoto Ishikawa and Joji Kitayama and Shinsuke Kazama and Takeyuki Hiramatsu and Kenji Hatano and Hirokazu Nagawa},
  journal={Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research},
  volume={11 2 Pt 1},
BACKGROUND Recently, increased body weight has been associated with an increased risk of cancers at multiple specific sites, including gastric cancer. Adiponectin is a peptide hormone secreted by adipose tissue, affecting the proliferation and insulin sensitivity of various types of cells. Moreover, the circulating level of adiponectin has been reported to be inversely related to body mass index. METHODS Fasting plasma levels of adiponectin were determined in 75 patients with gastric cancer… CONTINUE READING


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