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Clin Chim Acta. 2013 Apr 18;419:87-94. doi: 10.1016/j.cca.2013.02.003. Epub 2013 Feb 16.

Adipokines in obesity.

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Graduate Program in Medical Sciences, Faculdade de Nutrição, Federal Fluminense University (UFF), Niterói, Brazil. vivianeoleal@yahoo.com.br

Abstract

White adipose tissue is recognized as a dynamic endocrine organ able to produce and release several bioactive polypeptides known as adipokines. Obesity is defined as an excessive growth of adipose tissue. As such, it is likely that adipokines could play an important role in the development of diseases associated with obesity including insulin resistance, inflammation, hypertension, cardiovascular risk and metabolic disorders. This review focuses on obesity specific-adipokine profiles and the role of some adipokines in obesity-related metabolic disorders.

PMID:
23422739
DOI:
10.1016/j.cca.2013.02.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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