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Plasma visfatin concentrations and fat depot-specific mRNA expression in humans.
Visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissue display important metabolic differences that underlie the association of visceral obesity with obesity-related cardiovascular and metabolic alterations.Expand
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Dysregulation of the Peripheral and Adipose Tissue Endocannabinoid System in Human Abdominal Obesity
The endocannabinoid system has been suspected to contribute to the association of visceral fat accumulation with metabolic diseases. We determined whether circulating endocannabinoids are related toExpand
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Adiponectin gene expression and secretion is inhibited by interleukin-6 in 3T3-L1 adipocytes.
Recently, it has been shown that adiponectin is an important insulin-sensitizing fat-derived protein which is downregulated in insulin resistance and obesity, and replenishment of which improvesExpand
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Insulin-sensitive obesity.
The association between obesity and impaired insulin sensitivity has long been recognized, although a subgroup of obese individuals seems to be protected from insulin resistance. In this study, weExpand
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Serum Vaspin Concentrations in Human Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
OBJECTIVE— Vaspin was identified as an adipokine with insulin-sensitizing effects, which is predominantly secreted from visceral adipose tissue in a rat model of type 2 diabetes. We have recentlyExpand
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Hormonal regulation of adiponectin gene expression in 3T3-L1 adipocytes.
Recently, it has been demonstrated that the fat-derived protein adiponectin is an important insulin-sensitizing adipocytokine which is downregulated in insulin resistance and obesity andExpand
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Adipokines in health and disease.
Obesity increases the risk for metabolic, cardiovascular, chronic inflammatory, and several malignant diseases and, therefore, may contribute to shortened lifespan. Adipokines are peptides thatExpand
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MicroRNA Expression in Human Omental and Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs, that play important regulatory roles in a variety of biological processes, including development, differentiation, apoptosis, and metabolism. In mammals,Expand
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Vaspin gene expression in human adipose tissue: association with obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Recently, vaspin was identified as an adipokine with insulin-sensitizing effects, which is predominantly secreted from visceral adipose tissue in a rat model of type 2 diabetes. In this study, weExpand
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Leptin, adiponectin and other adipokines in gestational diabetes mellitus and pre‐eclampsia
Proteins secreted from adipocytes – so‐called adipokines – influence metabolic and vascular function. Recent data suggest that various adipokines are dysregulated in gestational diabetes mellitusExpand
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