Hepatocyte Growth Factor Prevented High-Fat Diet-Induced Obesity and Improved Insulin Resistance in Mice

@inproceedings{Muratsu2017HepatocyteGF,
  title={Hepatocyte Growth Factor Prevented High-Fat Diet-Induced Obesity and Improved Insulin Resistance in Mice},
  author={Jun Muratsu and Masaaki Iwabayashi and Fumihiro Sanada and Yoshiaki Taniyama and Rei Otsu and Hiromi Rakugi and Ryuichi Morishita},
  booktitle={Scientific Reports},
  year={2017}
}
Obesity and its associated chronic inflammation in adipose tissue initiate insulin resistance, which is related to several pathologies including hypertension and atherosclerosis. Previous reports demonstrated that circulating hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) level was associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes. However, its precise role in obesity and… CONTINUE READING