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Table 1 Major effects of adipokines in fertility of the obese woman

From: Obesity as disruptor of the female fertility

Adipokines Serum Levels Effects
Leptin Inhibits insulin induced ovarian steroidogenesis Inibiths LH stimulated E2 production by the granulosa cells
Adiponectin Plasma insulin levels increase
Resistin Causes insulin resistance
Visfatin Increased insulin sensitivity
Omentin Increased insulin sensitivity
Chemerin Negatively regulates FSH_induced follicular steroidogenesis
  1. LH Luteinizing hormone, FSH Follicle stimulating Hormone, E2 Estradiol