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angptl4

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Official Full Name
angiopoietin-like 4
Background
Angiopoietin-like protein 4 (ANGPTL4), also known as PPARγ angiopoietinrelated protein, fastinginduced adipose factor, or hepatic fibrinogen /angiopoietin-related protein (HFARP), is a secreted adipokine predominantly expressed in adipose tissue and liver. The experimental results show that ANGPTL4 is a blood-borne hormone directly involved in regulating glucose homeostasis, lipid metabolism, and insulin sensitivity. Serum levels of ANGPTL4 were decreased in patients with type 2 diabetes. In animal experiments, ANGPTL4 treatments might reduce hyperglycemia, and improve glucose tolerance by decreasing hepatic glucose production and enhancing insulin-mediated inhibition of gluconeogenesis. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying its metabolic actions remain elusive.
Synonyms
ANGPTL4; angiopoietin-like 4; angiopoietin-related protein 4; angiopoietin related protein 4; ARP4; fasting induced adipose factor; FIAF; hepatic angiopoietin related protein; hepatic fibrinogen/angiopoietin related protein; HFARP; NL2; peroxisome proliferator activated receptor (PPAR) gamma induced angiopoietin related protein; PGAR; pp1158; PPARG angiopoietin related protein; angiopoietin-like protein 4; fasting-induced adipose factor; hepatic angiopoietin-related protein; hepatic fibrinogen/angiopoietin-related protein; peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) gamma induced angiopoietin-related protein; ANGPTL2; im:7144703; si:rp71-39b20.7; angiopoietin-like 4 protein