"Metabolic aspects" in inflammatory bowel diseases.

@article{Kaser2012MetabolicAI,
  title={"Metabolic aspects" in inflammatory bowel diseases.},
  author={Arthur Kaser and Herbert Tilg},
  journal={Current drug delivery},
  year={2012},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={326-32}
}
Mesenteric fat hypertrophy is a common feature of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), especially Crohn's disease. Although this "creeping fat" has been observed in the early days of this disease, its biological relevance is not understood. This adipose tissue has been recognized to release large amounts of various cytokines such as TNFa and adipocytokines such as adiponectin or leptin. Whereas leptin is definitely a pro-inflammatory adipocytokine, the role of the prototypic anti-inflammatory… CONTINUE READING

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