The cannabinoid CB1 receptor antagonist rimonabant (SR141716) inhibits cell proliferation and increases markers of adipocyte maturation in cultured mouse 3T3 F442A preadipocytes.

Adipocyte cell proliferation is an important process in body fat mass development in obesity. Adiponectin or Acrp30 is an adipocytokine exclusively expressed and secreted by adipose tissue that regulates lipid and glucose metabolism and plays a key role in body weight regulation and homeostasis. Adiponectin mRNA expression in adipose tissue and plasma level… CONTINUE READING