RETN
LOCUS ID56729
GENE_SYMBOLRETN
GENE NAMEresistin
SYNONYMNSNA
CHROMOSOME19
HOMOLOGENE ID10703
microRNAsNANA
GENE SUMMARY
This gene belongs to the family defined by the mouse resistin-like genes. The characteristic feature of this family is the C-terminal stretch of 10 cys residues with identical spacing. The mouse homolog of this protein is secreted by adipocytes, and may be the hormone potentially linking obesity to type II diabetes. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding the same protein have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2010]

OBSERVATIONS

Complication Evidence PMID
Cardiovascular1. This is the first study showing that high serum resistin (a likely consequence, at least partly, of increased RETN expression) is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality in diabetic patients of European ancestry.23755138
Atherosclerosis1. BAC-Retn mice developed severe hepatic insulin resistance under chronic endotoxemia, accompanied by increased inflammatory responses in liver and skeletal muscle.Human resistin may link insulin resistance to inflammatory diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and atherosclerosis. 2. CONCLUSIONS: The adipose tissue-derived inflammatory factors resistin, vaspin and visfatin may be involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis in elderly T2DM patients.21282361, 29848323
Dyslipidemia1. Furthermore, recent evidence suggests that resistin is associated with atherogenic dyslipidemia and hypertension.