Identification of cell surface receptors for the novel adipokine CTRP3

April 01, 2016


April 2016, The FASEB Journal, vol. 30 no. 1 Supplement 1249.2 Jonathan M Peterson


C1q TNF Related Protein 3 (CTRP3) is a member of a family of secreted proteins that exert a multitude of biological effects throughout the body. Our initial work shows promise in the development of CTRP3-induced cellular processes as a means to combat nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Clinically, NAFLD is defined as the excessive accumulation of fat in the liver, usually due to obesity, and NAFLD effects 1 in 10 Americans. Our previous data show that when high fat fed mice are treated with CTRP3 they are protected from developing NAFLD. However, the mechanism for this effect remains unclear. The purpose of this project was to identify the unknown receptor that mediates the hepatic actions of CTRP3.


Jonathan M Peterson, Health Sciences, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN This abstract is from the Experimental Biology 2016 Meeting. There is no full text article associated with this abstract published in The FASEB Journal.