Differentiation-induced production of ASP in human adipocytes.

Acylation Stimulating Protein (ASP) is a human plasma protein that stimulates both triacylglycerol synthesis and glucose transport. ASP is identical to C3adesArg and is generated by the interaction of factor B, complement C3 and adipsin. We have demonstrated that mature fat cells express messages for factors B, complement C3 and adipsin; that human pre… CONTINUE READING