Leptin in corneas from keratoconus and infectious keratitis patients

Aydemir O., Naziroglu M., Colakoglu N., Yilmaz T., Kukner A., Kukner A.

JOURNAL OF OCULAR PHARMACOLOGY AND THERAPEUTICS, vol.21, no.5, pp.382-387, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Purpose: Leptin is produced primarily by adipose tissue. More recent studies have shown extra sites of leptin production in physiologic and ill human tissues. However, whether leptin originates from human corneas in infectious keratitis and keratoconus is not known. The aim of this study was to demonstrate and quantitate leptin expression in corneas with infectious keratitis and keratoconus and make comparisons to control corneas.