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July - September 2019, Volume 15, Issue 3
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Florescu A, Bilha S, Grigoras I, Branisteanu D

Variations of Adipokine Profile in Patients Diagnosed with Rectal Carcinoma

Acta Endo (Buc) 2019, 15 (3): 407-409
doi: 10.4183/aeb.2019.407

Background. Adipokine secretion is influenced by various disease conditions. Purpose. We wanted to check the impact of rectal carcinoma (RC) on adipokine profile. Patients and methods. We evaluated serum leptin and adiponectin levels in 24 RC patients (12 males and 12 females) as well as in the same number of age, sex and weight-matched healthy controls. Results. Adipokines were oppositely correlated with body weight (BW) in controls and RC patients. Women had higher adipokine levels than men. Healthy controls had higher leptin (37.6.±7.8 vs. 7.9±2.6 ng/mL in women and 11.9±4.6 vs. 1.4±0.34 ng/mL in men, p=0.0016 and 0.043) and lower adiponectin levels (9.3±1.1 vs. 14.9±1.1 μg/mL in women and 7.9±0.9 vs. 11.1±0.9 μg/mL in men, p=0.012 and 0.017) than RC patients. Conclusion. Adipokine profiles of patients with RC differ from the healthy population, possibly reflecting an adaptation to the disease rather than a triggering factor. These differences may find clinical applications for the prognosis of disease evolution.

Keywords: adipokines, leptin, adiponectin, rectal carcinoma.

Correspondence: Dumitru Branisteanu PhD, “Gr.T.Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Endocrinology, 18 Vasile Conta Street, Iasi, 700106, Romania, E-mail: