Adiponectin and atherosclerotic disease.

  title={Adiponectin and atherosclerotic disease.},
  author={Kazunori Shimada and Tetsuro Miyazaki and Hiroyuki Daida},
  journal={Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry},
  volume={344 1-2},
Adiponectin has been identified as one of the "adipocytokines" that are derived only from adipose tissue, and are abundantly present in circulating blood. Adiponectin has protective actions in the initiation and progression of atherosclerosis through anti-inflammatory and anti-atherogenic effects. Adiponectin levels are decreased in obesity, type 2 diabetes, and patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Adiponectin levels were negatively correlated with the CRP levels in patients with CAD… CONTINUE READING
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