The Levels of Ghrelin, Leptin, TNF-α, and IL-6 in Liver Cirrhosis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma due to HBV and HDV Infection

@article{Ataseven2006TheLO,
  title={The Levels of Ghrelin, Leptin, TNF-α, and IL-6 in Liver
Cirrhosis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma due to  HBV and HDV
Infection},
  author={Huseyin Ataseven and Ibrahim Halil Bahçecioğlu and Nalan Kuzu and Mehmet Yalniz and Selman Çelebi and Ahmet Erensoy and Bilal Ustundag},
  journal={Mediators of Inflammation},
  year={2006},
  volume={2006},
  pages={13 - 20}
}
BACKGROUND/AIM Malnutrition, a common problem in liver cirrhosis and HCC, may readily deteriorate the clinical functions with resultant poor prognosis. Beside the hyper catabolic state frequently encountered in chronic liver disease and HCC, anorexia and reduced food intake also worsen the malnutrition. The recently discovered peptide hormone ghrelin acts as a counterpart of leptin in regulation of food intake and fat utilization. The aim of the present study was to investigate the ghrelin and… CONTINUE READING

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