1. A new biomarker function for a long-known hormone

A new biomarker function for a long-known hormone

Marina Hovakimyan, PhD 1 VAN Talabattula 1 Dr. rer. nat. Claudia Cozma, MD 1 Christian Beetz 1 Prof. Arndt Rolfs, MD 1, 2 Deborah Elstein 3
1 CENTOGENE AG 2 University of Rostock 3 Independent consultant
October 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.