Leptin and cellular and innate immunity in abstinent alcoholics and controls.

TitleLeptin and cellular and innate immunity in abstinent alcoholics and controls.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsMotivala, SJ, Dang J, Obradovic T, Meadows GG, Butch AW, Irwin MR
JournalAlcoholism, clinical and experimental research
Volume27
Issue11
Pagination1819-24
Date Published2003 Nov
ISSN0145-6008
KeywordsAdult, Alcoholism, Analysis of Variance, Humans, Immunity, Cellular, Leptin, Male, Middle Aged, Temperance
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1111/j.1399-5618.2011.00969.x
Alternate JournalAlcohol. Clin. Exp. Res.