Adiponectin: An adipokine linking adipocytes and type 2 diabetes in humans

@article{Hara2005AdiponectinAA,
  title={Adiponectin: An adipokine linking adipocytes and type 2 diabetes in humans},
  author={Kazuo Hara and Toshimasa Yamauchi and Takashi Kadowaki},
  journal={Current Diabetes Reports},
  year={2005},
  volume={5},
  pages={136-140}
}
Adipocyte-derived adiponectin is an insulin-sensitizing and antiatherosclerotic hormone, and replenishment of adiponectin in animal models ameliorated insulin resistance and atherosclerosis. In humans, recent studies have demonstrated that adiponectin level is a good predictor of developing type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease. Decreasing level of adiponectin is caused by the interaction between genetic factors, such as single nucleotide polymorphisms in the adiponectin gene, and… 
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