Serum Leptin Levels Following Acute Experimental Spinal Cord Injury


GEZİCİ A. R. , Ergun R., KARAKAŞ A., GÜNDÜZ B.

JOURNAL OF SPINAL CORD MEDICINE, vol.32, no.4, pp.416-421, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10790268.2009.11753205
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF SPINAL CORD MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.416-421

Abstract

Background/Objective: Spinal cord injury influences many hormones that are known to be involved in the modulation of neurotrophic, neurogenic, and neuroprotective events. Recent studies showed that leptin could be neuroprotective, enhancing neuronal survival in vitro and in vivo. The objective of this study was to evaluate the pattern of the serum leptin levels in rats during acute traumatic SCI.