JOURNAL OF BUON, vol.21, no.6, pp.1419-1424, 2016 (SCI-Expanded)
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JOURNAL OF BUON
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
apelin, postmenopausal breast cancer, aromatase inhibitors, CELL-PROLIFERATION, RECEPTOR, EXPRESSION, OBESITY, APJ, LIGAND, RISK, LOCALIZATION, ADIPOSITY, PROGNOSIS
Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated:
Purpose: The adipose tissue plays a role in carcinogenesis with the adipokines it generates. Apelin is an anti-obesigenic adipokine, and assumes roles in both vascularization and tumor cell proliferation. The present study aimed to investigate changes in apelin levels, in postmenopausal breast cancer (BC) patients receiving aromatase inhibitors (AIs).