Serum and urinary leptin and ghrelin in children with nephrotic syndrome

DİNLEYİCİ M., Yildiz B., ÇETİN N., Kural N., Alatas O.

NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY LETTERS, vol.34, no.5, pp.388-394, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.388-394
  • Keywords: nephrotic syndrome, leptin, ghrelin, children, proteinuria, RENAL-DISEASE, ACYLATED PEPTIDE, OBESE GENE, OB/OB MICE, GLOMERULOSCLEROSIS, EXPRESSION, RECEPTOR, KIDNEY, CELLS
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the serum and urinary levels of leptin and ghrelin in children with primary idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (NS), to compare these results between patients during the relapse and remission phase and to evaluate the possible role of leptin and ghrelin in the pathogenesis of NS.