Adipokines in inflammation and metabolic disease

  title={Adipokines in inflammation and metabolic disease},
  author={Noriyuki Ouchi and Jennifer L. Parker and Jesse J. Lugus and Kenneth Walsh},
  journal={Nature Reviews Immunology},
The worldwide epidemic of obesity has brought considerable attention to research aimed at understanding the biology of adipocytes (fat cells) and the events occurring in adipose tissue (fat) and in the bodies of obese individuals. Accumulating evidence indicates that obesity causes chronic low-grade inflammation and that this contributes to systemic metabolic dysfunction that is associated with obesity-linked disorders. Adipose tissue functions as a key endocrine organ by releasing multiple… CONTINUE READING
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