Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, May 23rd, 2005
"The results presented herein demonstrate that apelin is expressed and secreted by both human and mouse adipocytes. Apelin mRNA levels in isolated adipocytes are close to other cell types present in white adipose tissue or other organs known to express apelin such as kidney, heart, and to a lesser extent brown adipose tissue. Apelin expression is increased during adipocyte differentiation stage," researchers in France report.
"A comparison of four different models of obesity in mice showed a large increase in both apelin expression in fat cells and apelin plasma...
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