Leptin levels in boys with pubertal gynecomastia


Dundar B., Dundar N., Erci T., Bober E., Buyukgebiz A.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, vol.18, no.10, pp.929-934, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/jpem.2005.18.10.929
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM
  • Page Numbers: pp.929-934

Abstract

Background: It has been reported that there is a relationship between circulating leptin and sex steroid hormones and leptin is able to stimulate estrogen secretion by increasing aromatase activity in adipose stromal cells and breast tissue. Leptin receptors have been also shown in mammary epithelial cells and it has been suggested that leptin is involved in the control of the proliferation of both normal and malignant breast cells.