Leptin and cellular and innate immunity in abstinent alcoholics and controls.
|Title||Leptin and cellular and innate immunity in abstinent alcoholics and controls.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2003|
|Authors||Motivala, SJ, Dang J, Obradovic T, Meadows GG, Butch AW, Irwin MR|
|Journal||Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research|
|Date Published||2003 Nov|
|Keywords||Adult, Alcoholism, Analysis of Variance, Humans, Immunity, Cellular, Leptin, Male, Middle Aged, Temperance|
Basic studies indicate that in vitro and in vivo doses of leptin modulate cellular immune responses. Given evidence that concentrations of leptin are altered in alcoholics who also show immune abnormalities, this study examined the relationships between circulating levels of leptin and markers of cellular and innate immunity.
|Alternate Journal||Alcohol. Clin. Exp. Res.|