Adiponutrin: A multimeric plasma protein.
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The interest in adiponutrin stems from adiponutrin variant I148M, which is strongly associated to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Adiponutrin has to date been considered to be solely an intracellular protein, with a role in lipid metabolism in liver and adipose tissue. However, a physiologically relevant role for adiponutrin has not been found. The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of adiponutrin in human plasma, a new facet of adiponutrin research. We demonstrate that adiponutrin is present in plasma as disulfide-bond dependent multimers, estimated to circulate at a concentration of 1.25-4nM. Experiments reveal that adiponutrin is released from HepG2 cells in the presence of oleate. The presence of adiponutrin in plasma makes it accessible for clinical investigations and use as a potential biomarker for metabolic disease.
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|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Molecular Endocrinology (013212018), Diabetes, Metabolism and Endocrinology (LUR000004)
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