Adiponectin: a key player in obesity related disorders.

  title={Adiponectin: a key player in obesity related disorders.},
  author={Yuji Matsuzawa},
  journal={Current pharmaceutical design},
  volume={16 17},
Recent studies revealed that adipose tissue is not only an energy storing organ, but is a kind of endocrine organ which secretes a variety of bioactive substances, so-called adipokines or adipocytokines. Visceral fat accumulation is associated with hypersecretion of adipocytokines such as tumor necrosis factor-alpha and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 which may regulate inflammatory and atherogenic diseases. Adiponectin is a relatively new adipocytokine which we discovered in 1996 and has… CONTINUE READING
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