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Effect of adiponectin on apoptosis: Proapoptosis or antiapoptosis?
Yiyi Sun; Xiuping Chen
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Adiponectin is a protein hormone mainly secreted by adipose tissue that regulates energy homeostasis and glucose and lipid metabolism. Compared with other adipose‐derived hormones, adiponectin is very abundant in plasma and is proposed to be a convenient biomarker for many diseases. A large number of in vitro and in vivo studies support the beneficial effects of adiponectin on metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and atherosclerosis. However, the protective actions were challenged occasionally by the controversies in its role in inflammation and in the specific functions of its different conformations. Recently, quite a few reports suggested that the antiapoptotic activity of adiponectin might contribute to its therapeutic potential during ischemia/reperfusion injury in vivo, whereas some studies demonstrated that adiponectin induced apoptosis both in vitro and in vivo. Herein, this review attempts to summarize the present consensus and divergence and to provide possible alternative and/or complementary explanations for this apparent paradox.

KeywordAdiponectin Adiponectin Receptor Proapoptosis Antiapoptosis
WOS Research AreaBiochemistry & Molecular Biology ; Endocrinology & Metabolism
WOS SubjectBiochemistry & Molecular Biology ; Endocrinology & Metabolism
WOS IDWOS:000278964700003
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionInstitute of Chinese Medical Sciences
Corresponding AuthorXiuping Chen
Affiliation1.Department of Pharmacy, Chengdu Medical College, Chengdu, China
2.Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, University of Macau, Macau, China
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Yiyi Sun,Xiuping Chen. Effect of adiponectin on apoptosis: Proapoptosis or antiapoptosis?[J]. BioFactors,2010,36(3):179-186.
APA Yiyi Sun,&Xiuping Chen.(2010).Effect of adiponectin on apoptosis: Proapoptosis or antiapoptosis?.BioFactors,36(3),179-186.
MLA Yiyi Sun,et al."Effect of adiponectin on apoptosis: Proapoptosis or antiapoptosis?".BioFactors 36.3(2010):179-186.
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