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A new biomarker function for a long-known hormone

Marina Hovakimyan, PhD VAN Talabattula Dr. rer. nat. Claudia Cozma, MD Christian Beetz Prof. Arndt Rolfs, MD Deborah Elstein
Oktober 30, 2019

Plasma adiponectin is a potential biomarker for organ involvement in male Fabry disease patients

Adiponectin is a hormone with well-known relevance to cardiac and renal function. As Fabry disease (FD), a rare metabolic disorder, often manifests with cardiac and/or renal symptoms, researchers at CENTOGENE examined a potential link to adiponectin. Their finding of plasma adiponectin levels to correlate with heart and kidney damage in FD patients were published in the journal Blood Cells, Molecules, and Diseases.