Protection of adiponectin against cardiovascular diseases:current study
REN Chao;LIANG Jia-li;ZHANG Yong;Dept. of Cardio-surgery,No.960 Hospital of PLA;
Adiponectin is an abundant protein(cytokine) secreted from adipose tissue that promote numerous metabolic function. Clinical and basic science studies have identified adiponectin's cardiovascular-protective actions:antiatherogenic effects,promoting revascularization,and cardiac protection. This paper elaborates the function of adiponectin related to the risk of cardiovascular disease and its molecular mechanism,and provides a direction of adiponectin research and potential clinical application.