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Appetite-regulating Hormones in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients.
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PMID:  21193324     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: Inflammation and loss of appetite is the most common problem in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). This comparative cross-sectional study aimed to characterize the changes in circulating levels of ghrelin, obestatin, leptin, all of which have an effect on food intake, and proinflammatory cytokines interleukin (IL)-6 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) in patients with CKD who were undergoing different treatments. DESIGN AND SETTING: Study participants included 36 patients who had undergone hemodialysis (body mass index [BMI]: 22.3 ± 4.17 kg/m(2)); 41 who had undergone peritoneal dialysis (BMI: 23.5 ± 3.10 kg/m(2)), 30 with early stage CKD (BMI: 24.4 ± 3.32 kg/m(2)), and 31 healthy subjects (24.3 ± 2.14 kg/m(2)). The patients with CKD were kept under a standard diet with restricted salt, potassium, and protein intake. INTERVENTION: Levels of leptin, acylated ghrelin, obestatin, TNF-α, and IL-6 were measured by commercially available enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kits. Total nitrite/nitrate was analyzed using colorimetric assay kit. RESULTS: Significantly high leptin levels, accompanied by low acylated ghrelin levels, were observed in patients with CKD. Maintenance dialysis did not affect these levels. TNF-α and IL-6 levels were significantly higher in CKD patients than in healthy subjects, the highest being in dialysis patients. Obestatin levels were relatively low in patients who had undergone hemodialysis. CONCLUSION: Low acyl-ghrelin levels, accompanied with high levels of TNF-α and IL-6 may be involved in the loss of appetite and poor nutritional status in CKD patients.
Yildiz Oner-Iyidogan; Figen Gurdol; Hikmet Kocak; Pernur Oner; Pinar Cetinalp-Demircan; Yasar Caliskan; Taner Kocak; Aydin Turkmen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-12-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of renal nutrition : the official journal of the Council on Renal Nutrition of the National Kidney Foundation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-8503     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
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Created Date:  2011-1-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9112938     Medline TA:  J Ren Nutr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2010 National Kidney Foundation, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Medical Laboratory Programme, Medical Services Training School, Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa, Istanbul.
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