Resistin messenger-RNA expression is increased by proinflammatory cytokines in vitro.

Resistin is a recently discovered polypeptide that induces insulin resistance in rodents. While in rodents resistin is predominantly expressed in adipocytes, in humans peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) seem to a be a major source of resistin. In the present study, we show that in human PBMC resistin mRNA expression-determined by fluorescence-based… CONTINUE READING