Fetuin-A: a multifunctional protein.

  title={Fetuin-A: a multifunctional protein.},
  author={Katsuhito Mori and Masanori Emoto and Masaaki Inaba},
  journal={Recent patents on endocrine, metabolic & immune drug discovery},
  volume={5 2},
Sixty-six years have elapsed since the discovery of fetuin in 1944, but its importance in mammalian physiology has only recently been appreciated. Fetuin, first isolated from fetal bovine serum and now most commonly known as either fetuin-A, alpha-2-HS-glycoprotein (recommended name by UniprotKB and PIR), or α2-Heremans-Schmid glycoprotein, functions as an important component of diverse normal and pathological processes, including vascular calcification and bone metabolism regulation, insulin… CONTINUE READING

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