Relationship of Serum Resistin and Adiponectin to Insulin Resistance in Cirrhotic Patients
Background: Liver cirrhosis is a catabolic disease characterized by decreased adipose tissue mass and a proinflammatory state. Although hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance are commonly found in these patients, their exact mechanisms are not fully understood. Among the candidate mediators, the adipokines resistin and adiponectin have been incriminated in experimental animal models. Their exact role in cirrhotic patients remains a subject ... إقراء المزيد