TABLE 1

Radial artery and portal vein plasma adipokine concentrations in obese subjects

AdipokineSample site
Difference (range)
Radial arteryPortal vein
IL-6 (pg/ml)28.5 ± 27.642.1 ± 41.8*13.6 ± 23.3 (−16.0 to 60.4)
TNF-α (pg/ml)1.87 ± 0.81.93 ± 0.80.06 ± 0.2 (−0.4 to 0.6)
MCP-1 (pg/ml)205 ± 88190 ± 99−14.7 ± 82.2 (−202 to 198)
Resistin (pg/ml)18.5 ± 1118.1 ± 11−0.4 ± 2.6 (−8.1 to 4.2)
Leptin (ng/ml)101 ± 5181 ± 42−19 ± 21 (−80.0 to 16.0)
Total adiponectin (μg/ml)14.3 ± 1014.7 ± 110.4 ± 3.1 (−7.0 to 7.1)
  • Data are means ± SD. Significantly different from corresponding radial artery value,

  • *

    * P = 0.007;

  • P = 0.0002.