Session Type: ACR Poster Session C
Session Time: 9:00AM-11:00AM
Background/Purpose: Leptin, a 16 kDa protein, acts on receptors in brain neurons, especially in the hypothalamus. It could affect the hypothalamic-pituitary axis and be involved in the stress response. We analyzed leptin levels in the serum of patients with fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis.
To cite this abstract in AMA style:Katz RS. Leptin, a Hypothalamic Signaling Hormone, Is Elevated in Fibromyalgia Patients [abstract]. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2017; 69 (suppl 10). https://acrabstracts.org/abstract/leptin-a-hypothalamic-signaling-hormone-is-elevated-in-fibromyalgia-patients/. Accessed April 12, 2021.
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