Leptin and liver disease: Facts and presumptions

Arif Rasheed Siddiqui, Zaigham Abbas

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-124
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Fatty liver
  • Fibrosis cirrhosis
  • Leptin
  • Liver disease
  • Obesity


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