Possible roles of adiponectin in inflammatory process of rheumatoid arthritis

  title={Possible roles of adiponectin in inflammatory process of rheumatoid arthritis},
  author={Miho Suzuki and Masahiko Mihara},
Adipokines are cytokines secreted from adipocytes. They play an essential role in both metabolic diseases and inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In RA patients, concentrations of typical adipokines in the synovial fluid or serum tend to be higher than in control subjects; therefore, the role of adipokines in inflammation has been under intense investigation. Adiponectin (Ad) in particular plays a role in many biological processes, however, its influence on inflammation is… CONTINUE READING


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