Serum leptin, but not adiponectin and receptor for advanced glycation end products, is able to distinguish autoimmune pancreatitis from both chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic neoplasms

Published on Jan 1, 2010in Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology2.13
· DOI :10.3109/00365520903358907
Raffaele Pezzilli41
Estimated H-index: 41
(UNIBO: University of Bologna),
Alessandra Barassi21
Estimated H-index: 21
+ 6 AuthorsGianvico Melzi d'Eril15
Estimated H-index: 15
AbstractObjective. Serum leptin and adiponectin determinations have been proposed as markers for distinguishing pancreatic cancer and chronic pancreatitis from autoimmune pancreatitis; however, no studies exist in patients with autoimmune pancreatitis and in those with intraductal papillary mucinous tumors of the pancreas. The aim of this paper was to evaluate the circulating concentrations of receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE), leptin and adiponectin in patients with chronic pancreatic diseases. Material and methods. Seventy-five consecutive patients with chronic pancreatic diseases (47 males, 28 females; mean age 67.0 ± 13.2 years; range 37–97 years) were studied: six (8.0%) had autoimmune pancreatitis, 23 (30.7%) had chronic pancreatitis, 34 (45.3%) had pancreatic cancer and the remaining 12 (16.0%) had intraductal papillary mutinous tumors of the pancreas. Leptin, adiponectin and RAGE were determined in serum using commercially available kits. The leptin concentrations were normalized...
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