Variations of serum levels of adiponectin and resistin in chronic viral hepatitis

M. Durazzo, P. Belci, G. Niro, A. Collo, E. Grisoglio, V. Ambrogio, M. Spandre, R. Fontana, R. Gambino, M. Cassader, S. Bo

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Background and aims: Several studies investigated the possible role of adipokines during chronic viral hepatitis, not producing defined results neither clearly establishing their behavior in course of anti-viral treatment. Our study evaluated blood concentrations of adiponectin and resistin in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC), B (CHB), and D (CHD) receiving anti-viral treatment, at baseline and after therapy. Methods: We examined 122 subjects, divided into two groups: 64 patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection (38 males and 26 females, mean age 47.25 yr) and 58 patients including 39 ones with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection (26 males and 13 females, mean age 48.46 yr) and 19 ones with chronic HBV-hepatitis D virus (HDV) infection (15 males and 4 females, mean age 45.79 yr). Serum levels of adiponectin and resistin were assayed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Results: In the group of CHC patients we observed a significant decrease in resistin after therapy (p=0.006), while not a significant increase in adiponectin after treatment (p=0.32). Evaluation of changes in adiponectin and resistin levels after anti-viral treatment, both in responders and non-responders, revealed no significant variations. In the group of HBV+ and HBV-HDV+ patients, we found a decrease in resistin after therapy (p=0.0016) and a not significant reduction in adiponectin after treatment (p=0.13). Furthermore, we noticed a significant reduction of resistin (p=0.006) in the sub-group of responders. Conclusions: Our data suggested the possible marker role of adiponectin and resistin in the inflammatory process in course of chronic viral hepatitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)600-605
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Endocrinological Investigation
Volume36
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013

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Keywords

  • Adipokines
  • Adiponectin
  • Resistin
  • Viral hepatits

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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Durazzo, M., Belci, P., Niro, G., Collo, A., Grisoglio, E., Ambrogio, V., Spandre, M., Fontana, R., Gambino, R., Cassader, M., & Bo, S. (2013). Variations of serum levels of adiponectin and resistin in chronic viral hepatitis. Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, 36(8), 600-605. https://doi.org/10.3275/8883