Preoperative serum leptin levels in patients with breast cancer

@article{Aliustaolu2010PreoperativeSL,
  title={Preoperative serum leptin levels in patients with breast cancer},
  author={Mehmet Aliustaoğlu and Adnan Bilici and Mahmut Gumus and Aslihan Topal Colak and Gulcan Baloglu and Rahmi Irmak and Mesut Şeker and Bala Basak Oven Ustaalioğlu and Tarik Salman and Berkant Sonmez and Taflan Salepçi and Mustafa Yaylaci},
  journal={Medical Oncology},
  year={2010},
  volume={27},
  pages={388-391}
}
Leptin is an adipocyte-derived protein and plays an important role in the control of body weight by acting as a neurohormone regulating energy balance and food intake in the hypothalamus. The high serum leptin levels and the overexpression of leptin receptors have been documented in breast cancer patients, but the levels never checked preoperatively. In the present study, the relationship between preoperative serum leptin levels of the breast cancer patients and the healthy controls were… CONTINUE READING

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