Alpha-Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormone is Elevated in Hypothalamic Obesity Associated with Childhood Craniopharyngioma

Emet D. C., Ozon A., ALİKAŞİFOĞLU A., KANDEMİR N., Gonc N.

OBESITY, vol.29, no.2, pp.402-408, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/oby.23087
  • Journal Name: OBESITY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, MEDLINE, SportDiscus, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.402-408
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Objective The purpose of this study was to investigate the peripheral concentrations of leptin and neuropeptides taking part in the melanocortin pathway in hypothalamic obesity (HO) associated with craniopharyngioma (CP) and to find a peripheral marker for diagnosis.