From infancy to aging: Biological and behavioral modifiers of Fetuin-A

Katie N. Robinson, Margarita Teran-Garcia

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Abstract

Fetuin-A is a multifunctional protein which inhibits ectopic calcification and insulin receptor phosphorylation. It may also promote insulin resistance by activation of toll-like receptor 4 pro-inflammatory cascade. Increased levels of Fetuin-A have been associated with obesity and related comorbidities such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, therefore, it has been suggested as a potential therapeutic target for intervention. However, in addition to its role in disease pathophysiology, Fetuin-A is also important for growth and development. Thus, before evaluating Fetuin-A as a biomarker or pharmacological target, an understanding of Fetuin-A variability throughout the life cycle is essential. This manuscript reviews the current body of knowledge surrounding Fetuin-A throughout the life cycle and discuss challenges to studying Fetuin-A.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-149
Number of pages9
JournalBiochimie
Volume124
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2016

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alpha-2-HS-Glycoprotein
Aging of materials
Life Cycle Stages
Pharmacological Biomarkers
Life cycle
Toll-Like Receptor 4
Phosphorylation
Insulin Receptor
Biomarkers
Medical problems
Growth and Development
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Insulin Resistance
Comorbidity
Cardiovascular Diseases
Obesity
Chemical activation
Insulin

Keywords

  • AHSG
  • Alpha2-Heremans Schmid glycoprotein
  • Fetuin-A

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry

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From infancy to aging : Biological and behavioral modifiers of Fetuin-A. / Robinson, Katie N.; Teran-Garcia, Margarita.

In: Biochimie, Vol. 124, 01.05.2016, p. 141-149.

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