The ADIPOGen Consortium brings together cohorts from all over the world, with the goal of discovering the common genetic contribution to circulating levels of adiponectin. Circulating levels of adiponectin, a hormone produced predominantly by adipocytes, are highly heritable and are inversely associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) along with other metabolic traits.
We recently had a paper published in PLoS Genetics, entitled Novel Loci for Adiponectin Levels and their Influence on Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Traits: A Multi-Ethnic Meta-Analysis of 45,891 Individuals.
Data from the Discovery phase of the ADIPOGen Consortium is available for Download. Please see the Word file below.
The dataset is divided into 6 parts: