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Cellular immunity before and after leptin replacement therapy

Da Paz Filho, Gilberto; Delibasi, Tuncay; Erol, Halil Kutlu; Wong, Ma-Li; Licinio, Julio


Background: The few identified leptin-deficient children have immune deficiency. Aims: To evaluate whether a newly-identified leptin-deficient boy has immune defects; to assess the immune changes during leptin replacement. Methods: A 5 year-old boy with congenital leptin deficiency was evaluated before, 2 weeks and 6 weeks after the initiation of recombinant methionyl human leptin. Thymic volume was measured by computed tomography. Humoral immunity was assessed by measuring levels of several...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism


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