Adiponectin and human pregnancy.

  title={Adiponectin and human pregnancy.},
  author={Shali Mazaki-Tovi and Hannah Kanety and E. Sivan},
  journal={Current diabetes reports},
  volume={5 4},
Adiponectin is an adipose tissue-derived plasma protein that is involved in regulation of insulin resistance and glucose hemostasis. Human pregnancy is characterized by an increase in insulin resistance. Therefore, it is only natural that the role of adiponectin, a modulator of insulin resistance, is subject to investigation during gestation. Furthermore, conditions associated with increased insulin resistance, such as gestational diabetes and preeclampsia, may be influenced by this hormone… CONTINUE READING
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