The protective functions of omentin in cardiovascular diseases.

@article{Tan2015ThePF,
  title={The protective functions of omentin in cardiovascular diseases.},
  author={Yu-lin Tan and Xi-long Zheng and Chao-ke Tang},
  journal={Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry},
  year={2015},
  volume={448},
  pages={
          98-106
        }
}
Adipose tissue is considered as a large gland that can produce paracrine and endocrine hormones. Growing evidence suggests that adipocytes may link obesity to cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Adipose tissue produces a large number of mediators, which affect metabolism, inflammation and coagulation. Omentin, a novel adipocytokine, has come into the center of interest due to its favorable effects on inflammation, glucose homeostasis and CVD. The present review provides a concise and general… CONTINUE READING
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