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Adipose Tissue

An Update

Edited by Leszek Szablewski

Medical University of Warsaw

Adipose tissue, a kind of connective tissue, plays different and significant roles in the human body. Its function includes protection against environmental factors, storage of lipids and triacylglycerol, and the process of thermogenesis. It is also involved in the secretion of highly active biomolecules such as steroid hormones, prostaglandins, as well as proteins called “adipokines.” On the other hand, disturbances in functions of adipose tissue may cause several pathologies such as obesity and insulin resistance. Obesity is a worldwide health problem, whereas diabetes mellitus due to insulin resistance is defined by the World Health Organization as “a progressive worldwide epidemic.” Especially dangerous is visceral accumulation of adipose tissue.This book describes a series of up-to-date topics about physiological and pathological processes in adipose tissue.

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Adipose TissueAn UpdateEdited by Leszek Szablewski

Published: November 6th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.80248

ISBN: 978-1-83880-122-9

Print ISBN: 978-1-83880-121-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-541-1

Copyright year: 2019

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5713 Total Chapter Downloads

9 Crossref Citations

4 Web of Science Citations

18 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Adipose Tissue

By Leszek Szablewski


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2. Role of Sirtuins in Adipose Tissue Development and Metabolism

By Alina Kurylowicz


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3. Novel Aspects of Follistatin/Transforming Growth Factor-β (TGF-β) Signaling in Adipose Tissue Metabolism: Implications in Metabolic Health

By Shehla Pervin, Wilson Nyah, Srinivasa T. Reddy and Rajan Singh


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4. Effect of Alcohol on Gut-Liver Axis and Adipose Tissue

By Dhara Patel and Palash Mandal


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5. Adipose Tissue Inflammation and Metabolic Disorders

By Felipe Henriques, Alexander H. Bedard and Miguel Luiz Batista Júnior


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6. Lipedema: A Painful Adipose Tissue Disorder

By Sara Al-Ghadban, Karen L. Herbst and Bruce A. Bunnell


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7. Mediators of Impaired Adipogenesis in Obesity-Associated Insulin Resistance and T2DM

By Haya Al-Sulaiti, Alexander S. Dömling and Mohamed A. Elrayess


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