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Nature Medicine volume 17, pages 3738 (2011) | Download Citation

The adipocyte-derived secretory factor adiponectin promotes insulin sensitivity, decreases inflammation and promotes cell survival. A new study now shows that these beneficial effects of adiponectin are dependent on sphingolipid metabolism (pages 55–63).

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  1. Graeme I. Lancaster and Mark A. Febbraio are in the Cellular and Molecular Metabolism Laboratory, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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