Adiponectin Total Rapid Human ELISA Kit
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Uniprot Nu : Q15848
Alternative Names: ADIPOQ, Adipocyte complement-related 30 kDa protein, ACDC
This total rapid Human Adiponectin ELISA kit is designed for quantification of human adiponectin in serum, plasma, and adipocyte extracts or cell culture media samples.
Adiponectin, also known as apM1, Acrp30, GBP28 and adipoQ, is a circulating hormone predominantly produced from adipose tissue. Many pharmacological studies demonstrated that this protein possesses potent anti-diabetic, anti-atherogenic and anti-inflammatory functions. Supplement of adiponectin protein can decrease blood glucose, improve insulin sensitivity, alleviate fatty liver and prevent atherosclerosis. The protein is posttranslationally modified by hydroxylation and glycosylation6, and forms three different oligomeric complexes in the circulation.
Many clinical studies demonstrated that plasma adiponectin is an useful biomarker for metabolic syndrome, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and certain type of cancers. Decreased circulating levels of plasma adiponectin ('hypoadiponectinaemia') are associated with increased body mass index (BMI), decreased insulin sensitivity, less favourable plasma lipid profiles, increased levels of inflammatory markers and increased risk for the development of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and coronary heart diseases. Low adiponectin concentrations were found to be predictive of a future reduction in insulin sensitivity and cardiovascular disorders. Administration of the anti-diabetic drugs thiazolidinediones (TZDs) raises circulating adiponectin levels8. In addition, low plasma adiponectin levels are also associated with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and certain types of cancers.