Visfatin/PBEF/Nampt and resistin expressions in circulating blood monocytes are differentially related to obesity and type 2 diabetes in humans.

@article{Laudes2010VisfatinPBEFNamptAR,
  title={Visfatin/PBEF/Nampt and resistin expressions in circulating blood monocytes are differentially related to obesity and type 2 diabetes in humans.},
  author={Mattias Laudes and Frank Oberhauser and Dominik M. Schulte and Susanna Freude and Roman Bilkovski and Jan Mauer and Gunter Rappl and Hinrich Abken and Moritz Hahn and Oscar Schulz and Wilhelm Krone},
  journal={Hormone and metabolic research = Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung = Hormones et metabolisme},
  year={2010},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={268-73}
}
Low-grade inflammation is important in the development of obesity related pathologies such as insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, and also cardiovascular disease. Visfatin/PBEF/Nampt and resistin are proinflammatory adipokines secreted from adipocytes, monocytes, and macrophages, and have been linked to atherosclerotic plaque formation, recently. The… CONTINUE READING