Objective The present study was aimed at evaluating the relationship of total leptin and its free (FL) and bound (BL) fractions with adipose mass in very old euthyroid women, in relationship to thyroid function. Subjects and methods Twenty-five older women (age: 73-95 years) were studied. Subjects representing underweight, normal weight and overweight/obese conditions were included. Plasma leptin, TSH, free thyroxine (FT(4)) and free triiodothyronine (FT(3)), total and HDL cholesterol were measured. FL and BL were evaluated by Fast Protein Liquid Chromatography analysis. Results Plasma leptin concentration was positively correlated with body mass index (BMI) (r = 0.64, P = 0.0005) and tricipital skin-fold thickness (TF) (r = 0.46, P = 0.0187). Leptin was positively correlated with TSH (r = 0.50, P = 0.0116) and inversely with FT(3) (r = -0.40, P = 0.0477). TSH correlated with the adiposity indexes BMI (r = 0.40, P = 0.05) and TF (0.42, P = 0.0336). Plasma FT(3) was positively correlated with FT(4) (r = 0.49, P= 0.012). FL and BL were evaluated in 8/25 subjects. FL positively correlated with BMI (r = 0.81, P = 0.0218) and leptin (r = 0.83, P = 0.0004), whereas BL did not correlate with these parameters. Conclusions The present results indicate that in very old women plasma leptin concentrations reflect the extent of adipose mass and suggest that a complex regulatory interaction exists between leptin and thyroid function, possibly taking place at central (hypothalamus-pituitary) and peripheral (deiodinase activity) levels.

Total, free and bound leptin and thyroid function in elderly women with different body weights / M. Ruscica, E. Dozio, S. Gandini, P. Gnocchi, G.G. Devalle, M. Motta, E. Roti, P. Magni. - In: CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY. - ISSN 0300-0664. - 68:6(2008), pp. 1002-1008.

Total, free and bound leptin and thyroid function in elderly women with different body weights

M. Ruscica
Primo
;
E. Dozio
Secondo
;
M. Motta;E. Roti
Penultimo
;
P. Magni
Ultimo
2008

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Objective The present study was aimed at evaluating the relationship of total leptin and its free (FL) and bound (BL) fractions with adipose mass in very old euthyroid women, in relationship to thyroid function. Subjects and methods Twenty-five older women (age: 73-95 years) were studied. Subjects representing underweight, normal weight and overweight/obese conditions were included. Plasma leptin, TSH, free thyroxine (FT(4)) and free triiodothyronine (FT(3)), total and HDL cholesterol were measured. FL and BL were evaluated by Fast Protein Liquid Chromatography analysis. Results Plasma leptin concentration was positively correlated with body mass index (BMI) (r = 0.64, P = 0.0005) and tricipital skin-fold thickness (TF) (r = 0.46, P = 0.0187). Leptin was positively correlated with TSH (r = 0.50, P = 0.0116) and inversely with FT(3) (r = -0.40, P = 0.0477). TSH correlated with the adiposity indexes BMI (r = 0.40, P = 0.05) and TF (0.42, P = 0.0336). Plasma FT(3) was positively correlated with FT(4) (r = 0.49, P= 0.012). FL and BL were evaluated in 8/25 subjects. FL positively correlated with BMI (r = 0.81, P = 0.0218) and leptin (r = 0.83, P = 0.0004), whereas BL did not correlate with these parameters. Conclusions The present results indicate that in very old women plasma leptin concentrations reflect the extent of adipose mass and suggest that a complex regulatory interaction exists between leptin and thyroid function, possibly taking place at central (hypothalamus-pituitary) and peripheral (deiodinase activity) levels.
insulin-sensitivity; obese women; free triiodothyronine; plasma-concentrations; stimulating hormone; energy-expenditure; adipose-tissue; mass index; serum TSH; metabolism
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