The serum vaspin levels are reduced in Japanese chronic hemodialysis patients.

TitleThe serum vaspin levels are reduced in Japanese chronic hemodialysis patients.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsInoue J, Wada J, Teshigawara S, Hida K, Nakatsuka A, Takatori Y, Kojo S, Akagi S, Nakao K, Miyatake N, McDonald JF, Makino H
JournalBMC nephrology
Volume13
Pagination163
Date Published2012
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1155/2013/326986
Alternate JournalBMC Nephrol