Médecine interne: libre accès

Médecine interne: libre accès
Libre accès

ISSN: 2165-8048


Dose Adiponectin Have Adverse Effects on Bone Mass and Fracture?

Ippei Kanazawa

Previous studies on adipocyte function have revealed that adipose tissue is not only an energy-storing organ, but also a secretor of a variety of biologically active molecules named adipocytokines. Since adipocytokines were discovered, tons of investigators have been examining their role in metabolic homeostasis and diseases. Adiponectin, one of the adipocytokines, has recently attracted widespread attention, especially in the diabetes field, due to its beneficial anti-diabetic and anti-atherosclerotic effects in the regulation of energy homeostasis and insulin sensitivity [1]. In addition, it has been shown that adiponectin function is involved in the pathologies of cancer and rheumatoid arthritis [1]. Because of its numerous beneficial biological functions, it is suggested that adiponectin administration is a potential therapeutic agent and that treatments increasing blood adiponectin levels and stimulating adiponectin action benefits healthy problems.