Adiponectin Molecule Synonym Name
Adiponectin Molecule Background
Adiponectin is also referred to as GBP-28, APM1, ADIPOQ, ACDC and Acrp30, is a secreted protein which contains one C1q domain (commonly called the globular domain) and onecollagen-like domain. Adiponectin / ADIPOQ is synthesized exclusively by adipocytes and secreted into plasma. ADIPOQ is important adipokine involved in the control of fat metabolism and insulin sensitivity, with direct anti-diabetic, anti-atherogenic and anti-inflammatory activities. Adiponectin antagonizes TNF-alpha by negatively regulating its expression in various tissues such as liver and macrophages, and also by counteracting its effects. Acrp30 Inhibits endothelial NF-kappa-B signaling through a cAMP-dependent pathway and may play a role in cell growth, angiogenesis and tissue remodeling by binding and sequestering various growth factors with distinct binding affinities, depending on the type of complex, LMW, MMW or HMW.