Role of leptin in preeclampsia


  • Reshma Devarajachar Department of Biochemistry, Sapthagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Harish Rangareddy Department of Biochemistry, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, constituent college of Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education, Kolar, Karnataka, India



Leptin, Preeclampsia


Preeclampsia is one of the common complications of pregnancy and associated with elevated leptin concentrations. In this review the potential sources of leptin are explored and the factors that contribute to maternal increased concentrations of leptin include obesity, insulin resistance and hypoxia. Further research is warranted to understand the role of leptin in pathogenesis of preeclampsia.


Author Biographies

Reshma Devarajachar, Department of Biochemistry, Sapthagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry

Harish Rangareddy, Department of Biochemistry, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, constituent college of Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education, Kolar, Karnataka, India

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry


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