ANGPTL4

(redirected from fasting-induced adipose factor)

ANGPTL4

A gene on chromosome 19p13.3 that encodes angiopoietin-like protein 4, which is expressed in endothelial cells in response to hypoxia. It is directly involved in regulating glucose homeostasis, lipid metabolism and insulin sensitivity; it may act as a regulator of angiogenesis and modulate tumourigenesis, and may protect endothelial cells by secreted factors. It reduces endothelial cell motility and inhibits sprouting and tube formation.
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ANGPTL4, also known as a fasting-induced adipose factor, which is up-regulated by fasting, is one of the seven members of angiopoietin-like proteins (ANGPTLs).
The direct peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor target fasting-induced adipose factor (FIAF/PGAR/ANGPTL4) is present in blood plasma as a truncated protein that is increased by fenofibrate treatment.