Adipokines and the blood-brain barrier.

  title={Adipokines and the blood-brain barrier.},
  author={Weihong Pan and Abba J. Kastin},
  volume={28 6},
Just as the blood-brain barrier (BBB) is not a static barrier, the adipocytes are not inert storage depots. Adipokines are peptides or polypeptides produced by white adipose tissue; they play important roles in normal physiology as well as in the metabolic syndrome. Adipokines secreted into the circulation can interact with the BBB and exert potent CNS… CONTINUE READING