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The serum vaspin levels are reduced in Japanese chronic hemodialysis patients.
|Title||The serum vaspin levels are reduced in Japanese chronic hemodialysis patients.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Inoue J, Wada J, Teshigawara S, Hida K, Nakatsuka A, Takatori Y, Kojo S, Akagi S, Nakao K, Miyatake N, McDonald JF, Makino H|
Visceral adipose tissue-derived serine proteinase inhibitor (vaspin) is an adipokine identified in genetically obese rats that correlates with insulin resistance and obesity in humans. Recently, we found that 7% of the Japanese population with the minor allele sequence (A) of rs77060950 exhibit higher levels of serum vaspin. We therefore evaluated the serum vaspin levels in Japanese chronic hemodialysis patients.
|Alternate Journal||BMC Nephrol|