Levels of serum vaspin and tumor necrosis factor-α in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in relation to kidney function and glycemic control
Background Diabetes mellitus type 2 (T2DM) is a metabolic disorder that is characterized by high blood glucose in the context of insulin resistance and relative insulin deficiency. Vaspin (visceral adipose tissue-derived serpin) is a member of the broadly distributed serpin (a protein superfamily of serine protease inhibitors of ∼500 genes) and is identical to serpin A12. The upregulation of vaspin ... Read more