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Adipose tissue is a critical exchange center for complex energy transactions involving triacylglycerol storage and release. It also has an active endocrine role, releasing various adipose-derived cytokines (adipokines) that participate in complex pathways to maintain metabolic and vascular health. Here, we found D-dopachrome tautomerase (DDT) as an(More)
Obesity is considered a chronic low-grade inflammatory status and the stromal vascular fraction (SVF) cells of adipose tissue (AT) are considered a source of inflammation-related molecules. We identified YKL-40 as a major protein secreted from SVF cells in human visceral AT. YKL-40 expression levels in SVF cells from visceral AT were higher than in those(More)
The mechanism of onset of hypoglycemia in patients with carnitine deficiency has yet to be determined. Using mice with systemic carnitine deficiency (JVS mice), we examined this mechanism, focusing on the weaning period (days 14-28 postpartum). For normal mice, the survival rate was 100%, and no hypoglycemia was observed at all. Gastric lactose began to(More)
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