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January - March 2020, Volume 16, Issue 1
General Endocrinology

Mesgari-Abbasi M, Abbasalizad Farhangi M

Serum Concentrations of Cholecystokinin, Peptide YY, Ghrelin and High Sensitive C-Reactive Protein in Association with Metabolic Syndrome Ingredients in Obese Individuals

Acta Endo (Buc) 2020, 16 (1): 37-42
doi: 10.4183/aeb.2020.37

Objective. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a metabolic condition with high prevalence worldwide. This study aims to examine the relationship between serum concentrations of gastrointestinal hormones such as cholecystokinin (CCK), ghrelin, peptide YY (PYY), and high sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and the ingredients of MetS in obese population. Subjects and Methods. This case-control study included 40 obese subjects (20 with MetS and 20 BMI and age-matched control individuals). The age range of the participants was 20-50 years and the participants’ anthropometric characteristics were measured. Serum lipids and the concentrations of oxidized low density lipoprotein (Ox-LDL), insulin, hs-CRP, CCK, PYY, and ghrelin were assessed with commercial ELISA kits. Results. Serum levels of hs-CRP, total cholesterol (TC) and triglycerides (TG) in patients with MetS were significantly higher while CCK and insulin concentrations were higher in obese non- MetS group (P <0.05). PYY had a negative association with waist circumference (WC) and high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and ghrelin had a positive association with systolic blood pressure (SBP) and TC in obese control group (P < 0.05). In obese patients with MetS, hs-CRP had a strong positive association with TG. Conclusion. The current study revealed the possible role of hs-CRP and several GI- hormones in the pathogenesis of obesity-associated diseases and MetS. Additional works are needed to elucidate the possible underlying mechanisms and clarify several controversies in this issue.

Keywords: Metabolic Syndrome, CCK, PYY, hs- CRP, Ghrelin

Correspondence: Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Attar Neyshabouri Street, Tabriz, Iran, E-mail: