Adropin Levels in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Patients

Sen H., Erbag G., Binnetoglu E., Eroglu M., Turkon H., Tekin S. Z., ...More

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE, vol.8, no.1, pp.23-26, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.4328/jcam.4508
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, EMBASE
  • Page Numbers: pp.23-26
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Aim: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most commonly observed endocrinopathies in women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS are said to have increased classic risk factors for cardiovascular disease, hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, and obesity, in addition to non-classic risk factors such as an increase in C-reactive protein (CRP), homocysteine, and tumor necrosis factor-a. Adropin is a protein thought to play a role in maintaining energy homeostasis and insulin response. The aim of our study is to investigate the relationship between levels of adropin and insulin resistance in PCOS patients with insulin resistance and an increased risk of diabetes. Material and Method: Fifty-seven female patients (30 patients with PCOS and 27 healthy control subjects) were enrolled in this study. All patient's body mass index and insulin resistance were calculated. The adropin levels were measured using commercial kits based on a competitive plasma EIA (enzyme immunoassay) method. Results: The adropin levels in the patient group were 10.79 ng/L, while the value was 13.02 ng/L in the control group, and the difference was statistically significant (p= 0.04). There was a significant negative correlation between the adropin levels and the insulin, aspartate aminotransferase (AST), triglyseride (TG), and homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) levels (p= 0.03, p= 0.03, p= 0.04, and p= 0.02, respectively). Discussion: In our study, the adropin level which is associated with insulin resistance, was found to be decreased in patients with PCOS. We think that it would be valuable to conduct new studies for the evaluation of adropin related clinical conditions leading to insulin resistance in patients with PCOS.