Melanin and melanogenesis in adipose tissue: possible mechanisms for abating oxidative stress and inflammation?

@article{Page2011MelaninAM,
  title={Melanin and melanogenesis in adipose tissue: possible mechanisms for abating oxidative stress and inflammation?},
  author={Sandra J. Page and Vikas Chandhoke and Ancha V. Baranova},
  journal={Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={2011},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={
          e21-31
        }
}
Obesity has become a worldwide epidemic and can lead to multiple chronic diseases. Adipose tissue is increasingly thought to play an active role in obesity-related pathologies such as insulin resistance and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Obesity has been strongly associated with systemic inflammation and, to a lesser degree, with oxidative stress, although the causal relationships among these factors are unclear. A recent study demonstrating an expression of the components of the… CONTINUE READING
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