ACRP30, a new hormone controlling fat and glucose metabolism

Eur J Pharmacol. 2002 Apr 12;440(2-3):213-21. doi: 10.1016/s0014-2999(02)01430-9.


Adipocyte complement-related protein of 30 kDa (ACRP30) is a secreted serum protein expressed exclusively in differentiated adipocytes. Recent studies have indicated that its expression and serum levels are reduced in humans and animals with obesity and insulin resistance. Metabolic studies have demonstrated a role for ACRP30 in the regulation of glucose and lipid homeostasis. This review will describe the current literature on the biochemistry of ACRP30 and its physiological functions. We will also discuss issues that are relevant to the directions of future research.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adiponectin
  • Adipose Tissue / metabolism*
  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / genetics
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease / genetics
  • Glucose / metabolism*
  • Humans
  • Intercellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Obesity / genetics
  • Proteins / genetics
  • Proteins / metabolism
  • Proteins / physiology*
  • Sequence Homology, Amino Acid


  • Adiponectin
  • Intercellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins
  • Proteins
  • Glucose