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Visfatin and Cardio-Cerebro-Vascular Disease.
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PMID:  21266913     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (Nampt) is the rate-limiting enzyme that catalyzes the first step in the biosynthesis of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) from nicotinamide. This protein was originally cloned as a putative pre-B cell colony-enhancing factor (PBEF) and also found to be a visceral fat-derived adipokine (visfatin). As a multifunctional protein, visfatin plays an important role in immunity, metabolism, aging, inflammation and responses to stress. Visfatin also participates in several pathophysiological processes contributing to cardio-cerebro-vascular diseases, including hypertension, atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease and ischemic stroke. However, whether visfatin is a friend or a foe in these diseases remains uncertain. This brief review focuses on the current understanding of the complex role of visfatin in the cardio-cerebro-vascular system under normal and pathophysiological conditions.
Pei Wang; Paul M Vanhoutte; Chao-Yu Miao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-1-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular pharmacology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1533-4023     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
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Created Date:  2011-1-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7902492     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Pharmacol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
From the *Department of Pharmacology, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China; †Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China; §Shanghai Key Laboratory of Vascular Biology, Shanghai Institute of Hypertension, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.
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