Positive association between musclin and insulin resistance in obesity: evidence of a human study and an animal experiment


BACKGROUND Musclin is a novel skeletal muscle-derived secretory factor considered to be a potent regulator of the glucose metabolism and therefore may contribute to the pathogenesis of obesity and insulin resistance (IR). METHODS To test this hypothesis, we examined the plasma musclin levels in overweight/obese subjects and lean controls. Rats on a high… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s12986-017-0199-x


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