Plasma visfatin levels are positively associated with circulating interleukin-6 in apparently healthy Korean women

Ji A Seo, Eun Suk Jang, Baek Gil Kim, Ohk Hyun Ryu, Hee Young Kim, Kye Won Lee, Sin Gon Kim, Kyung Mook Choi, Sei-Hyun Baik, Dong Seop Choi, Nan Hee Kim

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Even though visfatin has been suggested as a proinflammatory adipokine, there are few studies of the relationship between plasma visfatin concentrations and proinflammatory markers in the nondiabetic population. We showed that plasma visfatin concentrations were positively associated with circulating interleukin-6 levels and diastolic blood pressure independent of obesity in nondiabetic healthy Korean women. These results suggest that circulating visfatin may be related with some proinflammatory condition even in a nondiabetic state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-111
Number of pages4
JournalDiabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 1



  • Interleukin-6
  • Visfatin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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