Official Full Name
adiponectin, C1Q and collagen domain containing
Important adipokine involved in the control of fat metabolism and insulin sensitivity, with direct anti-diabetic, anti-atherogenic and anti-inflammatory activities. Stimulates AMPK phosphorylation and activation in the liver and the skeletal muscle, enhancing glucose utilization and fatty-acid combustion. Antagonizes TNF-alpha by negatively regulating its expression in various tissues such as liver and macrophages, and also by counteracting its effects. Inhibits endothelial NF-kappa-B signaling through a cAMP-dependent pathway. 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.
ADIPOQ; adiponectin, C1Q and collagen domain containing; APN; Acdc; apM1; 30kDa; GBP28; adipo; Acrp30; adiponectin; adipocyte-specific protein AdipoQ; adipocyte complement related protein; 30 kDa adipocyte complement-related protein; adipocyte complement-related 30 kDa protein; adipocyte, C1Q and collagen domain containing; adipocyte, C1q and collagen domain-containing protein; ACDC, adipocyte, C1Q and collagen domain containing; adipose most abundant gene transcript 1; gelatin-binding protein 28; adipose specific collagen-like factor; adipose most abundant gene transcript 1 protein; ADPN; APM-1; ADIPQTL1