Adipokines and Insulin Resistance

Review Article

Katja Rabe, Michael Lehrke, Klaus G Parhofer, and Uli C Broedl

Understanding the pathogenesis of obesity and its metabolic sequelae has advanced rapidly over the past decade.  Due to the dramatic rise of obesity, adipose tissue – traditionally considered to be an energy storage depot – has gained tremendous scientific interest.  Rabe et al. summarize current data on the effect of adipose tissue-derived hormones on insulin resistance.

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Posted by Leah Caracappa on Dec 5, 2008 12:00 AM CST