Published in Blood Weekly, March 2nd, 2006
"Visfatin (also known as pre-B cell colony-enhancing factor or PBEF) is a cytokine that is highly expressed in visceral fat and whose blood levels correlate with obesity. Originally isolated as a secreted factor that promotes the growth of B cell precursors and recently found to act as an insulin analog on the insulin receptor, its pathophysiological role in humans remains largely unknown. In this study we investigated whether plasma visfatin level is altered in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)," scientists in 90000 Taiwan report.
M.P. Chen and colleagues...
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