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Changes of serum adiponectin levels in murine experimental sparganosis

Title
Changes of serum adiponectin levels in murine experimental sparganosis
Authors
Yang H.-J.
Ewha Authors
양현종
SCOPUS Author ID
양현종scopus
Issue Date
2008
Journal Title
Korean Journal of Parasitology
ISSN
0023-4001JCR Link
Citation
vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 91 - 93
Indexed
SCIE; SCOPUS; KCI WOS scopus
Abstract
The weight gain phenomenon associated with sparganosis has been well documented and was first recognized in the 1960s. Many studies have been conducted regarding the plerocercoid growth factor in the larva of Spirometra mansoni. In the present study, we hypothesized that the weight gain may be affected by the adipocyte secreted hormones, i.e., adiponectin, which is secreted from the adipose tissues in case of tissue migrating parasitic infections. Specifically, we attempted to ascertain whether the serum levels of adiponectin change in murine sparganosis. However, serum adiponectin levels assayed by ELISA evidenced no significant changes after an experimental infection (P>0.05). Finally, the weight gain phenomenon in mouse sparganosis is not associated with changes in adiponectin levels, and further investigations involving parasitic infection-induced weight gain remain necessary.
DOI
10.3347/kjp.2008.46.2.91
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