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Review Article
Volume 6 Issue 7 - 2021
Current Understanding of Adipokines and Adipose Tissue: Roles and Functions
Jennifer J Brown1,2* and Vanessa Fiaud3
1Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, United States
2Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, United States
3West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas, United States
*Corresponding Author: Jennifer J Brown, Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, United States.
Received: July 23, 2021; Published: September 14, 2021


Obesity rates and cardiometabolic diseases are on the rise in developing countries, giving cause for concern as metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes are becoming more prevalent. Changes in the roles of adipose tissue paired with sharp increases in BMI have drawn attention to the secretory effects of adipocytes and adipokines on human physiology. This new realm of research targets revealing relationships between adipose tissue and its function as an endocrine organ and processes relating to inflammation, disease, and health. Research on adipose tissue storage locations, commonly studied adipokines and their affects, and novel peptides are presented. Nutrition, medication, and exercise as potential interventions are discussed.

Keywords: VAT; SAT; Beige (Brite) Adipose Tissue; Adipokines; Adiponectin; FGF21; IL-6; Leptin; Nesfatin; Resistin; Retinol Binding Protein- 4 (RBP4); TNF-α; Visfatin; Omentin; Apelin; Chemerin


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Citation: Jennifer J Brown and Vanessa Fiaud. “Current Understanding of Adipokines and Adipose Tissue: Roles and Functions”. EC Endocrinology and Metabolic Research 6.7 (2021): 01-12.

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