ADIPOQ

(redirected from 30-kDa adipocyte complement-related protein)

ADIPOQ

The gene on chromosome 3q27 which encodes adiponectin, a key adipokine involved in the control of fat metabolism and insulin sensitivity. ADIPOQ is only expressed only in adipose tissue.
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Proteolytic cleavage product of 30-kDa adipocyte complement-related protein increases fatty acid oxidation in muscle and causes weight loss in mice.