International Journal of Inflammation / 2011 / Article / Fig 1

Review Article

Adiponectin in Cardiovascular Inflammation and Obesity

Figure 1

Adiponectin levels and inflammatory state. In healthy individuals, adiponectin maintains anti-inflammatory properties. Disease states where adiponectin levels decrease result in proinflammatory signaling and exacerbation of disease. Recent data has shown that adiponectin levels are increased in chronic inflammatory diseases, but the reason for this is incompletely understood.