resistin

Summary

Summary: A 12-kDa cysteine-rich polypeptide hormone secreted by FAT CELLS in the ADIPOSE TISSUE. It is the founding member of the resistin-like molecule (RELM) hormone family. Resistin suppresses the ability of INSULIN to stimulate cellular GLUCOSE uptake.

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  1. Bobbert P, Eisenreich A, Weithäuser A, Schultheiss H, Rauch U. Leptin and resistin induce increased procoagulability in diabetes mellitus. Cytokine. 2011;56:332-7 pubmed publisher
    ..This study was performed to elucidate the role of the adipocytokines leptin and resistin in the development of hypercoagulability and hypofibrinolysis under diabetic conditions...
  2. Roth C, Elfers C, Figlewicz D, Melhorn S, Morton G, Hoofnagle A, et al. Vitamin D deficiency in obese rats exacerbates nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and increases hepatic resistin and Toll-like receptor activation. Hepatology. 2012;55:1103-11 pubmed publisher
    ..48, P < 0.05). Hepatic messenger RNA (mRNA) levels of Toll-like receptors (TLR)2, TLR4, and TLR9, as well as resistin, interleukins (IL)-1?, IL-4, and IL-6 and oxidative stress marker heme oxygenase (HO)-1, were higher in WD+VDD ..
  3. Kocabas H, Kocabas V, Buyukbas S, Melikoglu M, Sezer I, Butun B. The serum levels of resistin in ankylosing spondylitis patients: a pilot study. Rheumatol Int. 2012;32:699-702 pubmed publisher
    b>Resistin is a recently described adipokine which is a member of cysteine-rich secretory protein family...
  4. Zhang M, Na B, Schiller N, Whooley M. Association of resistin with heart failure and mortality in patients with stable coronary heart disease: data from the heart and soul study. J Card Fail. 2011;17:24-30 pubmed publisher
    b>Resistin is a pro-inflammatory signaling molecule that is thought to contribute to atherosclerosis...
  5. Koskinen A, Vuolteenaho K, Moilanen T, Moilanen E. Resistin as a factor in osteoarthritis: synovial fluid resistin concentrations correlate positively with interleukin 6 and matrix metalloproteinases MMP-1 and MMP-3. Scand J Rheumatol. 2014;43:249-53 pubmed publisher
    b>Resistin is an adipocytokine that has been related to inflammation and insulin resistance...
  6. Kim H, Lee Y, Won E, Chang I, Kim T, Park E, et al. Expression of resistin in the prostate and its stimulatory effect on prostate cancer cell proliferation. BJU Int. 2011;108:E77-83 pubmed publisher
    To determine whether resistin, a novel adipokine, induces prostate cancer cell proliferation. To identify the mechanisms underlying the activation of prostate cancer cells by resistin...
  7. Luvizotto R, Síbio M, Olímpio R, Nascimento A, Lima Leopoldo A, Leopoldo A, et al. Supraphysiological triiodothyronine doses diminish leptin and adiponectin gene expression, but do not alter resistin expression in calorie restricted obese rats. Horm Metab Res. 2011;43:452-7 pubmed publisher
    ..present study determined the effect of T(3) on serum concentrations and gene expression of the adipokines leptin, resistin, and adiponectin in calorie-restricted obese rats...
  8. Jamaluddin M, Weakley S, Yao Q, Chen C. Resistin: functional roles and therapeutic considerations for cardiovascular disease. Br J Pharmacol. 2012;165:622-32 pubmed publisher
    b>Resistin, originally described as an adipocyte-specific hormone, has been suggested to be an important link between obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes...
  9. Hsu W, Chao Y, Tsai Y, Lien C, Chang C, Deng M, et al. Resistin induces monocyte-endothelial cell adhesion by increasing ICAM-1 and VCAM-1 expression in endothelial cells via p38MAPK-dependent pathway. J Cell Physiol. 2011;226:2181-8 pubmed publisher
    b>Resistin, firstly reported as an adipocyte-specific hormone, is suggested to be an important link between obesity and diabetes. Recent studies have suggested an association between resistin and atherogenic processes...

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  1. Kang S, Chemaly E, Hajjar R, Lebeche D. Resistin promotes cardiac hypertrophy via the AMP-activated protein kinase/mammalian target of rapamycin (AMPK/mTOR) and c-Jun N-terminal kinase/insulin receptor substrate 1 (JNK/IRS1) pathways. J Biol Chem. 2011;286:18465-73 pubmed publisher
    b>Resistin has been suggested to be involved in the development of diabetes and insulin resistance...
  2. Hlavna M, Kohut L, Lipkova J, Bienertova Vasku J, Dostalova Z, Chovanec J, et al. Relationship of resistin levels with endometrial cancer risk. Neoplasma. 2011;58:124-8 pubmed
    Cancer of endometrium (CAE) is the most common gynecologic malignancy in industrialized nations. Increased resistin levels, an adipocytokine produced by adipose tissue and macrophages, have been considered as a risk factor in gastric, ..
  3. Beckers S, Zegers D, Van Camp J, Boudin E, Nielsen T, Brixen K, et al. Resistin polymorphisms show associations with obesity, but not with bone parameters in men: results from the Odense Androgen Study. Mol Biol Rep. 2013;40:2467-72 pubmed publisher
    b>Resistin is an obesity-related adipokine which has also been implicated in bone metabolism. Therefore, we designed a study to investigate the possible role of resistin gene variation in both obesity and bone mineral density...
  4. Luvizotto R, Nascimento A, Imaizumi E, Pierine D, Conde S, Correa C, et al. Lycopene supplementation modulates plasma concentrations and epididymal adipose tissue mRNA of leptin, resistin and IL-6 in diet-induced obese rats. Br J Nutr. 2013;110:1803-9 pubmed publisher
    ..determination and gene expression evaluation (IL-6, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1(MCP-1), TNF-?, leptin and resistin). There was no detectable lycopene in the plasma of the C and DIO groups...
  5. Ziora K, Oswiecimska J, Swietochowska E, Ostrowska Z, Stojewska M, Gorczyca P, et al. Assessment of serum levels resistin in girls with anorexia nervosa. Part II. Relationships between serum levels of resistin and thyroid, adrenal and gonadal hormones. Neuro Endocrinol Lett. 2011;32:697-703 pubmed
    ..The correlations between serum resistin (RES) and function of other hormonal axes in patients with AN have not been established, yet...
  6. Yoshino T, Kusunoki N, Tanaka N, Kaneko K, Kusunoki Y, Endo H, et al. Elevated serum levels of resistin, leptin, and adiponectin are associated with C-reactive protein and also other clinical conditions in rheumatoid arthritis. Intern Med. 2011;50:269-75 pubmed
    ..Serum levels of resistin, leptin, and adiponectin were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in 141 patients (110 women) who ..
  7. Korah T, Ibrahim H, Badr E, Elshafie M. Serum resistin in acute myocardial infarction patients with and without diabetes mellitus. Postgrad Med J. 2011;87:463-7 pubmed publisher
    Human resistin is an adipokine, with a possible link to coronary heart disease, and the relationship between serum resistin, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) remains controversial...
  8. Nanda S, Poon L, Muhaisen M, Acosta I, Nicolaides K. Maternal serum resistin at 11 to 13 weeks' gestation in normal and pathological pregnancies. Metabolism. 2012;61:699-705 pubmed publisher
    The objective was to examine maternal serum levels of resistin at 11 to 13 weeks' gestation in normal and pathological pregnancies...
  9. Miranda Filloy J, López Mejías R, Genre F, Carnero López B, Ochoa R, Diaz de Teran T, et al. Adiponectin and resistin serum levels in non-diabetic ankylosing spondylitis patients undergoing TNF-? antagonist therapy. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2013;31:365-71 pubmed
    ..activity, systemic inflammation and metabolic syndrome are potential determinants of circulating adiponectin and resistin levels in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients undergoing TNF-? antagonist therapy...
  10. Boyraz M, Cekmez F, Karaoglu A, Cinaz P, Durak M, Bideci A. Serum adiponectin, leptin, resistin and RBP4 levels in obese and metabolic syndrome children with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Biomark Med. 2013;7:737-45 pubmed publisher
    To investigate the relationship of adiponectin, leptin, resistin and RBP4 levels in obese and metabolic syndrome children with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)...
  11. Gerrits A, Gitz E, Koekman C, Visseren F, van Haeften T, Akkerman J. Induction of insulin resistance by the adipokines resistin, leptin, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 and retinol binding protein 4 in human megakaryocytes. Haematologica. 2012;97:1149-57 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Resistin, leptin, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 and retinol binding protein 4 left platelets unchanged but induced ..
  12. Gao S, Wang Y, Li M. Cigarette smoking increases levels of retinol-binding protein-4 in healthy men with normal glucose tolerance. Chin Med J (Engl). 2012;125:1686-9 pubmed
    ..Adipocytokines including retinol-binding protein-4, visfatin, leptin, resistin, adiponectin were measured for the comparison between the two groups...
  13. Sánchez Solana B, Laborda J, Baladron V. Mouse resistin modulates adipogenesis and glucose uptake in 3T3-L1 preadipocytes through the ROR1 receptor. Mol Endocrinol. 2012;26:110-27 pubmed publisher
    Mouse resistin, a cysteine-rich protein primarily secreted from mature adipocytes, is involved in insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes...
  14. Kemmotsu Y, Saji T, Kusunoki N, Tanaka N, Nishimura C, Ishiguro A, et al. Serum adipokine profiles in Kawasaki disease. Mod Rheumatol. 2012;22:66-72 pubmed publisher
    ..Serum resistin, high-molecular-weight (HMW) adiponectin, leptin, and visfatin levels were measured by enzyme-linked ..
  15. Kręcki R, Krzemińska Pakuła M, Drożdż J, Szczesniak P, Peruga J, Lipiec P, et al. Relationship of serum angiogenin, adiponectin and resistin levels with biochemical risk factors and the angiographic severity of three-vessel coronary disease. Cardiol J. 2010;17:599-606 pubmed
    ..In each patient, we characterized a biochemistry test panel including novel markers: angiogenin, resistin, adiponectin, IL-8 and a TNF-a. The angiographic severity of CAD was expressed as a Gensini score...
  16. Loo B, Marniemi J, Jula A. Evaluation of multiplex immunoassays, used for determination of adiponectin, resistin, leptin, and ghrelin from human blood samples, in comparison to ELISA assays. Scand J Clin Lab Invest. 2011;71:221-6 pubmed publisher
    ..We have evaluated the performance of two multiplex immunoassays for determination of adiponectin, resistin, ghrelin and leptin in comparison to corresponding, conventional ELISA assays...
  17. Lozano Nuevo J, Estrada Garcia T, Vargas Robles H, Escalante Acosta B, Rubio Guerra A. Correlation between circulating adhesion molecules and resistin levels in hypertensive type-2 diabetic patients. Inflamm Allergy Drug Targets. 2011;10:27-31 pubmed
    ..has been associated with inflammation and increased concentrations of serum soluble adhesion molecules and resistin, a monocyte-macrophage- and adipocyte-derived cytokine...
  18. Benomar Y, Gertler A, De Lacy P, Crépin D, Ould Hamouda H, Riffault L, et al. Central resistin overexposure induces insulin resistance through Toll-like receptor 4. Diabetes. 2013;62:102-14 pubmed publisher
    b>Resistin promotes both inflammation and insulin resistance associated with energy homeostasis impairment...
  19. Lu D, Chen J, Tan T, Huang C, Yeh W, Hsu H. Resistin protects against 6-hydroxydopamine-induced cell death in dopaminergic-like MES23.5 cells. J Cell Physiol. 2013;228:563-71 pubmed publisher
    b>Resistin is originally reported as an adipose tissue-specific hormone and is thought to represent a link between obesity and insulin-resistant diabetes...
  20. Mercader J, Palou A, Bonet M. Resveratrol enhances fatty acid oxidation capacity and reduces resistin and Retinol-Binding Protein 4 expression in white adipocytes. J Nutr Biochem. 2011;22:828-34 pubmed publisher
    ..by studying its effects on oxidative metabolism and the expression of the insulin resistance-related adipokines resistin and Retinol-Binding Protein 4 (RBP4) in mature adipocytes...
  21. Yusuf E, Ioan Facsinay A, Bijsterbosch J, Klein Wieringa I, Kwekkeboom J, Slagboom P, et al. Association between leptin, adiponectin and resistin and long-term progression of hand osteoarthritis. Ann Rheum Dis. 2011;70:1282-4 pubmed publisher
    To investigate the association between baseline serum adipokines levels-leptin, adiponectin and resistin-and long-term progression of hand osteoarthritis (HOA)...
  22. Filková M, Senolt L, Vencovsky J. The role of resistin in inflammatory myopathies. Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2013;15:336 pubmed publisher
    ..Crosstalk among inflammatory cells, muscle and endothelial cells is essential in the pathogenesis of IIMs. Resistin, originally described as an adipokine linking obesity and insulin resistance in rodents, has been shown a pro-..
  23. Kraszula L, Jasinska A, Eusebio M, Kuna P, Głabiński A, Pietruczuk M. Evaluation of the relationship between leptin, resistin, adiponectin and natural regulatory T cells in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Neurol Neurochir Pol. 2012;46:22-8 pubmed
    ..Patients and controls had similar BMI, regardless of gender. Significantly higher leptin and resistin levels and significantly lower adiponectin levels were found in patients with RRMS in comparison to the control ..
  24. Danese E, Montagnana M, Minicozzi A, Bonafini S, Ruzzenente O, Gelati M, et al. The role of resistin in colorectal cancer. Clin Chim Acta. 2012;413:760-4 pubmed publisher
    To date the role of resistin in colorectal cancer (CRC) is far from being elucidated...
  25. Lobo T, Torloni M, Gueuvoghlanian Silva B, Mattar R, Daher S. Resistin concentration and gestational diabetes: a systematic review of the literature. J Reprod Immunol. 2013;97:120-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Because of its critical role in regulating insulin sensitivity, resistin has been implicated in the physiopathology of GD...
  26. Than A, Ye F, Xue R, Ong J, Poh C, Chen P. The crosstalks between adipokines and catecholamines. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2011;332:261-70 pubmed publisher
    ..We demonstrate that all catecholamines inhibit vesicle trafficking and secretion of leptin and resistin through ?-adrenergic receptors, while leptin and resistin enhance the vesicle trafficking and secretion of ..
  27. Choi H, Kim S, Yang S, Yoo H, Seo J, Kim S, et al. Association of adiponectin, resistin, and vascular inflammation: analysis with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2011;31:944-9 pubmed publisher
    Adiponectin and resistin are adipokines that are linked to obesity, inflammation, and atherosclerosis...
  28. Karpavicius A, Dambrauskas Z, Sileikis A, Vitkus D, Strupas K. Value of adipokines in predicting the severity of acute pancreatitis: comprehensive review. World J Gastroenterol. 2012;18:6620-7 pubmed publisher
    ..To analyze the prognostic value of adipokines in predicting the course, complications and fatal outcome of acute pancreatitis (AP)...
  29. Ntaios G, Gatselis N, Makaritsis K, Dalekos G. Adipokines as mediators of endothelial function and atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis. 2013;227:216-21 pubmed publisher
  30. Tsiotra P, Boutati E, Dimitriadis G, Raptis S. High insulin and leptin increase resistin and inflammatory cytokine production from human mononuclear cells. Biomed Res Int. 2013;2013:487081 pubmed publisher
    b>Resistin and the proinflammatory cytokines, such as TNF- ? , IL-6, and IL-1 ? , produced by adipocytes, and macrophages, are considered to be important modulators of chronic inflammation contributing to the development of obesity and ..
  31. Rienstra M, Sun J, Lubitz S, Frankel D, Vasan R, Levy D, et al. Plasma resistin, adiponectin, and risk of incident atrial fibrillation: the Framingham Offspring Study. Am Heart J. 2012;163:119-124.e1 pubmed publisher
    We sought to investigate whether higher concentrations of resistin and lower concentrations of adiponectin relate to incident atrial fibrillation (AF) and whether this association is mediated by AF risk factors and inflammation...
  32. Ehtesham N, Nasiruddin M, Alvi A, Kumar B, Ahmed N, Peri S, et al. Treatment end point determinants for pulmonary tuberculosis: human resistin as a surrogate biomarker. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2011;91:293-9 pubmed publisher
    ..This study was designed to explore the utility of human resistin, a proinflammatory hormone, as a sensitive biomarker to determine TB treatment end points...
  33. Fisher A, Southcott E, Li R, Srikusalanukul W, Davis M, Smith P. Serum resistin in older patients with hip fracture: Relationship with comorbidity and biochemical determinants of bone metabolism. Cytokine. 2011;56:157-66 pubmed publisher
    To determine the relationship of serum resistin concentrations to biochemical determinants of bone metabolism, comorbidity and outcomes in patients with hip fracture (HF). In 256 consecutive patients (mean age 81.9±7.8 years; 71...
  34. Alkady E, Ahmed H, Tag L, Abdou M. [Serum and synovial adiponectin, resistin, and visfatin levels in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Relation to disease activity]. Z Rheumatol. 2011;70:602-8 pubmed publisher
    Recent data provided evidence on the implication of the adipocytokines adiponectin, visfatin, and resistin in inflammation, immune response, and tissue destruction and revealed several links between them and arthritis...
  35. Choe J, Bae J, Jung H, Park S, Lee H, Kim S. Serum resistin level is associated with radiographic changes in hand osteoarthritis: cross-sectional study. Joint Bone Spine. 2012;79:160-5 pubmed publisher
    The aim of this study was to determine whether adipokines such as adiponectin and resistin were related to radiographic outcomes in patients with hand osteoarthritis (OA)...
  36. Aksoy D, Çınar N, Harmanci A, Karakaya J, Yıldız B, Usman A, et al. Serum resistin and high sensitive CRP levels in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism before and after L-thyroxine therapy. Med Sci Monit. 2013;19:210-5 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Resistin is secreted from adipose tissue and is reported to be associated with insulin resistance and/or inflammation...
  37. Edwards C, Hindle A, Fu S, Brody F. Downregulation of leptin and resistin expression in blood following bariatric surgery. Surg Endosc. 2011;25:1962-8 pubmed publisher
    ..data has shown that numerous genes are differentially expressed in blood after bariatric surgery, including resistin and leptin...
  38. Suragani M, Aadinarayana V, Pinjari A, Tanneeru K, Guruprasad L, Banerjee S, et al. Human resistin, a proinflammatory cytokine, shows chaperone-like activity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013;110:20467-72 pubmed publisher
    b>Resistin, a cysteine-rich adipocytokine, proposed as a link between obesity and diabetes in mice, was shown as a proinflammatory molecule in humans...
  39. Gueugnon C, Mougin F, Simon Rigaud M, Regnard J, Nègre V, Dumoulin G. Effects of an in-patient treatment program based on regular exercise and a balanced diet on high molecular weight adiponectin, resistin levels, and insulin resistance in adolescents with severe obesity. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2012;37:672-9 pubmed publisher
    ..This study investigated changes in total and HMW adiponectin, resistin, and homeostasis model assessment (HOMA) during a 9-month in-patient treatment program based on physical exercise ..
  40. Gan A, Butoi E, Manea A, Simion V, Stan D, Parvulescu M, et al. Inflammatory effects of resistin on human smooth muscle cells: up-regulation of fractalkine and its receptor, CX3CR1 expression by TLR4 and Gi-protein pathways. Cell Tissue Res. 2013;351:161-74 pubmed publisher
    In the atherosclerotic plaque, smooth muscle cells (SMC) acquire an inflammatory phenotype. Resistin and fractalkine (CX3CL1) are found in human atheroma and not in normal arteries. CX3CL1 and CX3CR1 are predominately associated with SMC...
  41. Vassiliadi D, Tzanela M, Kotanidou A, Orfanos S, Nikitas N, Armaganidis A, et al. Serial changes in adiponectin and resistin in critically ill patients with sepsis: associations with sepsis phase, severity, and circulating cytokine levels. J Crit Care. 2012;27:400-9 pubmed publisher
    The aim of the present study was to describe the variation in adiponectin and resistin levels, 2 adipokines with opposing effects on metabolism, in mechanically ventilated patients with sepsis and their relationships to disease severity ..
  42. Filková M, Hulejová H, Kuncova K, Pleštilová L, Cerezo L, Mann H, et al. Resistin in idiopathic inflammatory myopathies. Arthritis Res Ther. 2012;14:R111 pubmed publisher
    The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the serum levels and local expression of resistin in patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies to controls, and to determine the relationship between resistin levels, ..
  43. Hiroshima Y, Bando M, Inagaki Y, Mihara C, Kataoka M, Murata H, et al. Resistin in gingival crevicular fluid and induction of resistin release by Porphyromonas gingivalis lipopolysaccharide in human neutrophils. J Periodontal Res. 2012;47:554-62 pubmed publisher
    b>Resistin is an adipocytokine that induces insulin resistance and is predominantly expressed in adipocytes and peripheral blood mononuclear cells...
  44. Ou H, Lee W, Wu C, Chen J, Sheu W. Aspirin prevents resistin-induced endothelial dysfunction by modulating AMPK, ROS, and Akt/eNOS signaling. J Vasc Surg. 2012;55:1104-15 pubmed publisher
    b>Resistin, an adipocytokine, plays a potential role in cardiovascular disease and may contribute to increased atherosclerotic risk by modulating the activity of endothelial cells...
  45. El Gawad S, El Kenawy F, Mousa A, Omar A. Plasma levels of resistin and ghrelin before and after treatment in patients with hyperthyroidism. Endocr Pract. 2012;18:376-81 pubmed publisher
    To investigate ghrelin and resistin concentrations in patients with hyperthyroidism before and after restoration to a euthyroid state and to correlate the 2 peptides with anthropometric and insulin resistance parameters.
  46. Boström E, Ekstedt M, Kechagias S, Sjöwall C, Bokarewa M, Almer S. Resistin is associated with breach of tolerance and anti-nuclear antibodies in patients with hepatobiliary inflammation. Scand J Immunol. 2011;74:463-70 pubmed publisher
    b>Resistin is a cysteine-rich protein, which is abundantly expressed at the site of inflammation, and acts as a regulator of the NF-kB-dependent cytokine cascade...
  47. Gómez Díaz R, Talavera J, Pool E, Ortiz Navarrete F, Solorzano Santos F, Mondragón González R, et al. Metformin decreases plasma resistin concentrations in pediatric patients with impaired glucose tolerance: a placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial. Metabolism. 2012;61:1247-55 pubmed publisher
    The objective was to determine the effect of metformin on the concentrations of resistin and other markers of insulin resistance or inflammation (C-reactive protein, cytokines, body weight, HbA1c, among others) in minors with glucose ..
  48. Durazzo M, Belci P, Niro G, Collo A, Grisoglio E, Ambrogio V, et al. Variations of serum levels of adiponectin and resistin in chronic viral hepatitis. J Endocrinol Invest. 2013;36:600-5 pubmed publisher
    ..Our study evaluated blood concentrations of adiponectin and resistin in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC), B (CHB), and D (CHD) receiving anti-viral treatment, at baseline and ..
  49. Lau C, Muniandy S. Adiponectin and resistin gene polymorphisms in association with their respective adipokine levels. Ann Hum Genet. 2011;75:370-82 pubmed publisher
    Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) at the adiponectin and resistin loci are strongly associated with hypoadiponectinemia and hyperresistinemia, which may eventually increase risk of insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes (T2DM), ..
  50. Mamali I, Roupas N, Armeni A, Theodoropoulou A, Markou K, Georgopoulos N. Measurement of salivary resistin, visfatin and adiponectin levels. Peptides. 2012;33:120-4 pubmed publisher
    ..The purpose of the present study was to introduce a method for measuring salivary resistin, visfatin and adiponectin levels and to evaluate their associations with serum levels...
  51. Al Mutairi S, Mojiminiyi O, Shihab Eldeen A, Al Rammah T, Abdella N. Putative roles of circulating resistin in patients with asthma, COPD and cigarette smokers. Dis Markers. 2011;31:1-7 pubmed publisher
    To investigate the hypothesis that circulating resistin reflects the degree of pulmonary inflammation, this study explores putative roles of resistin in patients with acute and stable inflammatory obstructive airway diseases and cigarette ..
  52. Daquinag A, Zhang Y, Amaya Manzanares F, Simmons P, Kolonin M. An isoform of decorin is a resistin receptor on the surface of adipose progenitor cells. Cell Stem Cell. 2011;9:74-86 pubmed publisher
    ..In a screen for ?DCN-binding proteins, we identified resistin, an adipokine for which the receptor has been unknown...