Review of Adiponectin
Zi Jiaji Deng Gang(School of Basic Medical Science,Dali University,Dali 671000,China)
Metabolic syndrome is thought to result form obesity and obesity-linked insulin resistance. Adipose tissue participate in the regulation of energy homeostasis as an important endocrine organ that secretes a number of biologically active "adipokines". Adiponectin serves as an insulin-sensitizing adipokine. In fact,obsety-linked down-regulation of adiponectin is a significant mechanism whereby obesity could cause insulin resistance and diabetes.