Journal of Allergy / 2015 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Adipokines and Cysteinyl Leukotrienes in the Pathogenesis of Asthma

Table 2

Adipokine levels in obese, nonobese, asthmatic, and nonasthmatic subjects.

AsthmaNonasthma

Leptin ng/mL24.9 ± 22.317.4 ± 15.3= 0.125
Adiponectin g/mL10.9 ± 5.712.3 ± 5.9= 0.13
L/A ratio3.0 ± 3.82.1 ± 2.2= 0.09
EBC g/mL70.1 ± 29.459.1 ± 27.8= 0.04

Subgroups
Obese/nonobeseObese/nonobese

Leptin ng/mL40.2 ± 21.9/9.7 ± 7.226.8 ± 15.8/7.1 ± 4.5
Adiponectin g/mL9.0 ± 4.7/12.6 ± 6.39.5 ± 4.9/14.7 ± 5.6
L/A ratio5.5 ± 4.3/2.5 ± 0.762.3 ± 2.1/3.1 ± 0.3
EBC g/mL72.9 ± 29.7/67.8 ± 29.7 60.8 ± 28.1/57.1 ± 28.2

Note: L/A: leptin/adiponectin ratio; EBC: exhaled breath condensate.