Increased expression of the macrophage markers and of 11β-HSD-1 in subcutaneous adipose tissue, but not in cultured monocyte-derived macrophages, is associated with liver fat in human obesity

Objective:To determine whether increased expression of macrophage markers and of inflammatory markers in subcutaneous adipose tissue is associated with liver fat in human obesity. We also determined whether expression of TNF (gene encoding TNF-α), HSD11B1 (gene encoding 11β-HSD-1) and RETN (gene encoding resistin) in cultured monocyte-derived macrophages… CONTINUE READING