IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 25 / Issue 2 / pii/2004139

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Original Research

The role of leptin in breast cancer

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1 Department Perinatology, University of Medical Sciences in Poznan, Poland
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2004, 25(2), 192–194;
Published: 10 April 2004

Leptin, the protein hormone produced mainly by adipocytes, placenta and mammary epithelium plays a significant role in, e.g., control of metabolism, reproductive processes, immune processes, angiogenesis, haemopoiesis and oxidation of lipids. Since some authors link leptin to mechanisms of mammary cancer development, the clinical data has been screened to allow evaluation of the hypothesis.

Breast cancer
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