The role of Ad-36 as a risk factor in males with gynecomastia

Kocazeybek B., Saribas S. , Ergin S.

MEDICAL HYPOTHESES, vol.85, no.6, pp.992-996, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 85 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.mehy.2015.08.020
  • Title of Journal : MEDICAL HYPOTHESES
  • Page Numbers: pp.992-996


Gynecomastia is highly prevalent worldwide and Adenovirus-36 (Ad-36), recently implicated in increased adipose tissue deposition due to its affinity for adipose tissue, is a potential etiological agent in the development of obesity and therefore we hypothesized that Ad-36 may also play a role in the development of gynecomastia by possibly accompanying increased regional adiposity.