Leptin is being recognized as a multifunctional cytokine with diverse actions on body weight, energy expenditure, glucose homeostasis, reproduction, hemopoiesis and wound repair. This commentary describes some evidences related with its possible role in liver diseases, particularly, in fat deposition, inflammation and fibrosis.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2004|
- Fatty liver
- Fibrosis cirrhosis
- Liver disease