Adiponectin: a regulator of energy homeostasis.

Abstract

Adiponectin, a protein produced exclusively in adipose tissue, occurs in serum in relatively high concentration. Its concentration is decreased in obese and in type 2 diabetic humans. When administered to mice, it enhances insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance, and appears to increase free fatty acid oxidation in muscle. Adiponectin is likely to be… (More)

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