Normal total and high molecular weight adiponectin levels in adults with cystic fibrosis.

@article{Ziai2011NormalTA,
  title={Normal total and high molecular weight adiponectin levels in adults with cystic fibrosis.},
  author={Sophie Ziai and Belinda Elisha and Imane Hammana and Annie Tardif and Yves Berthiaume and Lise Coderre and R{\'e}mi Rabasa-Lhoret},
  journal={Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={483-6}
}
Cystic fibrosis related diabetes (CFRD) is an important complication of CF that increases mortality. Adiponectin, an adipokine secreted from adipose tissue, plays an important role in fatty acid and glucose metabolism. Lower total adiponectin (TA) levels have been linked to the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. However, studies show that the high molecular weight isoform (HMW), thought to be more active than TA, might be a better indicator of insulin sensitivity. Our aim was to determine the… CONTINUE READING