Total and high molecular weight but not trimeric or hexameric forms of adiponectin correlate with markers of the metabolic syndrome and liver injury in Thai subjects.


CONTEXT/OBJECTIVE Decreased total adiponectin has been associated with metabolic disorders, including obesity, diabetes, fatty liver, and the metabolic syndrome. Although circulating adiponectin is composed of trimers, hexamers, and high molecular weight (HMW) multimers, there has been limited study of the specific metabolic correlates of these isoforms in… (More)