Summary of RETN

The gene codes for a protein, resistin. The hormone is links obesity to type II diabetes [R].

The Function of RETN

Hormone that seems to suppress insulin ability to stimulate glucose uptake into adipose cells. Potentially links obesity to diabetes.

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Adipose tissue-specific secretory factor
C/EBP-epsilon-regulated myeloid-specific secreted cysteine-rich protein
Cysteine-rich secreted protein A12-alpha-like 2
Cysteine-rich secreted protein FIZZ3

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Top Gene-Substance Interactions

RETN Interacts with These Diseases

Substances That Increase RETN

Substances That Decrease RETN

Advanced Summary

Conditions with Increased Gene Activity

Conditions with Decreased Gene Activity