Original Publication Date: 6 February, 2014
Publication / Source: Biomarkers in Medicine
Authors: Maria Dalamaga
Excess body weight is associated with various types of malignancies. Resistin, originally described as an adipocyte-specific hormone modulating insulin resistance in rodents, may exhibit proliferative, antiapoptotic, proinflammatory, proangiogenic and metastatic properties. Accumulating evidence supports a role of resistin as a risk factor and potential diagnostic and prognostic biomarker in cancer.