The role of adipokines in connective tissue diseases
European Journal of Nutrition, 05/31/2012
Krysiak R et al. – Plasma levels of adipokines might tell us too little about their role in connective tissue disorders, whereas adipokine effects on synovial tissues might differ from their known metabolic or cardiovascular effects, which implies that some re–appraisal of adipokines role may need to take place. It still remains obscure whether the observed disturbances in various adipokine systems in subjects with connective tissue diseases contribute to their development or only reflect the presence or activity of inflammatory process, which itself is induced by other pro–inflammatory factors.Methods
- PubMed literature search complemented by review of bibliographies listed in identified articles.
- Most of the data presented by different research groups showed changed levels of leptin, adiponectin, and resistin and occasionally also other adpokines in rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.
- The relationship between the remaining connective tissue diseases and adipokines is less documented.