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Omics and Molecular Understanding

This book is the second in a series of two, featuring the Adiposity - Omics and Molecular Understanding, serving as an introduction to modern views on how the adipocytes are reciprocally interacting with organ systems in order to explain the biology of the body's fat cells and how they are integrated with other organ systems, like muscle cells and the liver, in order to control the lipid metabolism in our bodies, to finally preserve a positive balance between white and brown/beige adipocyte tissues (WAT and BAT). The understanding of the "omics" of obesity will therefore enable clinicians and researchers to better pursue the untoward incidents of metabolic deviations from a defined and health-bringing homeostasis, with fully responding WAT and BAT, being able to preserve a healthy balance between fat-producing and fat-metabolizing tissues for the benefit of the host, and thus longevity (optimal health with healthy, well-functioning organ systems) throughout a lifetime.

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AdiposityOmics and Molecular UnderstandingEdited by Jan Gordeladze

Published: March 22nd 2017

DOI: 10.5772/67422

ISBN: 978-953-51-2998-1

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2997-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4899-9

Copyright year: 2017

Books open for chapter submissions

19511 Total Chapter Downloads

9 Crossref Citations

11 Web of Science Citations

19 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Obesity—“OMICS” and Endocrinology

By Jan Oxholm Gordeladze


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2. The Omics of Obesity

By Darren Henstridge and Kiymet Bozaoglu


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3. Usefulness of Obese Animal Models in Antiobesity Drug Development

By Takeshi Ohta, Yasutaka Murai and Takahisa Yamada


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4. Obesity and Its Influence on Mediators of Inflammation: Clinical Relevance of C-Reactive Protein in Obese Subjects

By Emilio González-Jiménez


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5. Adiponectin, Inflammation and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Paediatric Obese Patients: Impact of Interventional Studies

By Henrique Nascimento, Susana Coimbra, Carla Rêgo, Alice Santos- Silva and Luís Belo


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6. Obesity Peptide: Prokineticin

By Canan Nebigil


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7. The Role of Adipocyte Hypertrophy and Hypoxia in the Development of Obesity-Associated Adipose Tissue Inflammation and Insulin Resistance

By Pei-Chi Chan and Po-Shiuan Hsieh


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8. Vitamin D Status in Obesity: Relation with Expression of Vitamin D Receptor and Vitamin D Hydroxylation Enzymes in Subcutaneous and Visceral Adipose Tissue

By Adryana Cordeiro and Andrea Ramalho


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9. Immunometabolism in Obesity

By Efrain Chavarria-Avila, Rosa-Elena Navarro-Hernández, Milton- Omar Guzmán-Ornelas, Fernanda-Isadora Corona-Meraz, Sandra- Luz Ruíz-Quezada and Mónica Vázquez-Del Mercado


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10. Obesity and Coronary Artery Disease

By Ibrahim Akin, Uzair Ansari and Christoph A. Nienaber


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11. The Pediatric Obesity Epidemic and the Role of the Corporation: Why Work Conditions and Faith in Meritocracy Matter

By Maureen A. Scully and Gerald V. Denis


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12. New Thoughts on Pediatric Genetic Obesity: Pathogenesis, Clinical Characteristics and Treatment Approach

By Stefano Stagi, Martina Bianconi, Maria Amina Sammarco, Rosangela Artuso, Sabrina Giglio and Maurizio de Martino


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13. Human Gut Microbiota and Obesity During Development

By Tomás Cerdó, Alicia Ruiz and Cristina Campoy


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