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Figure 1: Leptin and long leptin receptor isoform (OB-RL) gene expression in endometriosis. (a) Ectopic endometrium and eutopic endometrium of patients with endometriosis. Values are expressed as n-fold difference in relation to the calibrator sample (ΔΔCt method). (leptin mRNA ectopic versus eutopic endometrium); (OB-RL mRNA ectopic versus eutopic endometrium) (Wilcoxon signed-rank test). (b) Leptin gene expression and (c) long leptin receptor isoform (OB-RL) in eutopic endometrium of non-endometriosis controls and ectopic endometrium of minimal/mild and moderate/severe endometriosis. Values are expressed as n-fold difference in relation to the calibrator sample (ΔΔCt method). Asterisks indicate significant difference in comparison to controls. ; and   (Mann-Whitney U).