adipsin
A serine protease with complement factor D activity. Synthesized by adipocytes. Altered levels are characteristic of some genetic and acquired obesity syndromes.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Factor D — complement factor D (adipsin) Factor D in Homo sapiens [1] Identifiers Symbol CFD …   Wikipedia

  • a|dip|sin — «uh DIHP sihn», noun. a chemical substance found primarily in adipose tissue and associated with various types of obesity, such as those due to defects in genes or metabolism: »Some forms of obesity…may be tied to a lack of adipsin (Gina Kolata) …   Useful english dictionary

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