Adiponectin as a potential biomarker for the metabolic syndrome in Chinese patients taking clozapine for schizophrenia.

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OBJECTIVE As the metabolic syndrome is an important side effect of some antipsychotics, use of a biomarker will enable clinicians to identify metabolic changes more effectively than anthropometry and biochemistry. Adiponectin, an adipocyte-derived hormone, serves as a central regulatory protein in many of the physiologic pathways controlling lipid and… (More)

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@article{Bai2007AdiponectinAA, title={Adiponectin as a potential biomarker for the metabolic syndrome in Chinese patients taking clozapine for schizophrenia.}, author={Ya-Mei Bai and Jen-Yeu Chen and Wei-Shiung Yang and Yu-Chiao Chi and Ying-Jay Liou and Chao-Cheng Lin and Ying-Chieh Wang and Chih-yuan Lin and Tung-Pine Su and Pesus Chou}, journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry}, year={2007}, volume={68 12}, pages={1834-9} }