Adiponectin attenuates LPS-induced profibrotic responses. Confluent dermal fibroblasts were incubated with LPS (1 ug/ml) in the absence or presence of adiponectin (10 ug/ml) for 24 hours. Total RNA was subjected to real-time qPCR. The results represent the means ± SEM of triplicate determinations. LPS, lipopolysaccharide; SEM, standard error of the mean.