Serum leptin levels may have diagnostic and predictive roles in patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma treated with gemcitabine-based chemotherapy

Karabulut S. , Afsar C. U. , KARABULUT M., ALIS H., Erturk K., KARAMAN Ş., ...More

JOURNAL OF BUON, vol.21, no.4, pp.895-902, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF BUON
  • Page Numbers: pp.895-902


Purpose: Leptin is a highly pleiotropic adipokine. Pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PA) and leptin relationship is important. Our aim was to investigate the serum levels of leptin in patients with PA, the relationship of leptin with tumor progression and known prognostic parameters and its diagnostic, predictive and prognostic role.