Is adiponectin a risk factor for transient ischaemic attacks?


Sener U., Uludag I. F., Kose Ş., Ozcelik M., Zorlu Y.

ENDOKRYNOLOGIA POLSKA, vol.66, no.3, pp.214-218, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 66 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5603/ep.2015.0027
  • Journal Name: ENDOKRYNOLOGIA POLSKA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.214-218
  • Keywords: adiponectin, transient ischaemic attack, intima-media thickness, atherosclerosis, lipid profile, INTIMA-MEDIA THICKNESS, ALL-CAUSE MORTALITY, CEREBROVASCULAR-DISEASE, SERUM ADIPONECTIN, POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN, STROKE, LEPTIN, ADIPOCYTOKINES, ATHEROSCLEROSIS, METAANALYSIS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Adiponectin is an adipocytokine, and it plays a role in atherosclerosis. The role of adiponectin in the development of ischaemic stroke is controversial. Up to now, adiponectin was not evaluated in transient ischaemic stroke. In this study, we investigated the relationship between adiponectin and transient ischaemic attack. Forty patients with transient ischaemic attack were included into the study. In all patients, traditional risk factors of ischaemic stroke and intima-media thickness of carotid arteries were determined. Also, the relationship between these parameters and adiponectin levels were examined. No difference was found in terms of adiponectin levels between patients and healthy subjects. In addition, there was no association between adiponectin levels and traditional risk factors. Our results suggest that adiponectin may not be a predictive risk factor of transient ischaemic attack.