• Synonyms:Adiponectin, ARCP30, gelatin-binding protein
  • Biomarker name:ADIPO
  • Gene name:ADIPOQ
  • Gene id:9370
  • Genecards link:
  • Biomarker function:Adipokine hormone controlling fat metabolism and insulin sensitivity, with anti-diabetic, anti-atherogenic and anti-inflammatory activities. Antagonist of TNF-a. Inhibits endothelial NF-kB signaling.
  • Neurovascular unit:No
  • Intracellular location:Secreted
  • Body fluids:Plasma, Serum
  • Prot-prot interactions:Yes:
  • Inductors:Unknown
  • Inhibitors:Unknown
  • Signaling pathway:Yes:
  • Biological process:
  • Comments:It forms multimers, with different activities. Adiponectin has a pharmaceutical use in the treatment of diabetes mellitus type 2 and insulin resistance. Higher circulating levels in females, maybe due to different multimer forms [1].
  • Associations:Higher adiponectin circulating levels are associated with functional disability 3 months after stroke and cardioembolic etiology. Adiponectin is related with increased risk of ischemic stroke and improves net reclassification using multivariable predicting models.
  • References:1. Arita Y et al. Paradoxical decrease of an adipose-specific protein, adiponectin, in obesity. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1999, 257(1):79-83.

Source articles by endpoint

Endpoint Articles
DisabilityWhiteley W, 2012;
Endpoint Articles
StrokePrugger C, 2012; Prugger C, 2013;

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