Adipose tissue dysfunction in obesity and lipodystrophy.

@article{Garg2006AdiposeTD,
  title={Adipose tissue dysfunction in obesity and lipodystrophy.},
  author={Abhimanyu Garg},
  journal={Clinical cornerstone},
  year={2006},
  volume={8 Suppl 4},
  pages={S7-S13}
}
The primary function of adipose tissue is to store energy in the form of triglycerides during periods of energy excess and to release the energy during fasting or starvation as free fatty acids and glycerol. Adipose tissue secretes a variety of peptides called adipocytokines (eg, leptin, adiponectin, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, interleukin-6, resistin, visfatin) that have endocrine, autocrine, and paracrine effects on the brain, liver, and skeletal muscles. These peptides play an important… CONTINUE READING

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