Common adipokine features of neonates and centenarians

Cristina Meazza, Giovanni Vitale, Sara Pagani, Davide Castaldi, Giulia Ogliari, Daniela Mari, Kamilia Laarej, Carmine Tinelli, Mauro Bozzola

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Adipose tissue seems to be a pivotal organ in the aging process. We investigated whether healthy aging could have its roots in a sound metabolic condition from the first year of life by evaluating leptin and adiponectin levels in neonates [33 adequate for gestational age (AGA) and 29 small for gestational age (SGA)], 48 centenarians, and 50 healthy elderly subjects. At birth, SGA neonates showed lower leptin levels (SGA 0.88±0.28; AGA 2.22±0.91 ng/mL; p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)953-957
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011


  • adiponectin
  • centenarians
  • leptin
  • small for gestational age

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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