Adipokines and observations in PCOS

AdipokineActionSerum levels in PCOSReferences
AdiponectinInsulin sensitivity, inflammatory reaction, ovarian folliculogenesisDecreased in PCOS[164, 165, 167, 168]
VisfatinInsulin mimetic actionIncreased in PCOS[169171]
ResistinResist insulin actionIncreased/unchanged in PCOS[172174]
LeptinRegulatory role in body mass, food intake, reproductive function, pro-inflammatory immune reaction, and lipolysisIncreased/unchanged in PCOS[176, 195]
VaspinInsulin sensitivityIncreased/decreased/unchanged in PCOS[177181]