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Adipose Tissue

Edited by Leszek Szablewski

Medical University of Warsaw

Adipose tissue is a specialized connective tissue which, depending on type, plays different and significant roles in the human body: protects against environmental factors, stores lipids and triacylglycerol, synthesizes fatty acids and is involved in the process of thermogenesis. It is also a major secretory organ and highly active metabolic tissue. It secretes, for example, cholesterol, retinol, steroid hormones, prostaglandins and proteins known as "adipokines". Some of these molecules may be associated with pathologies such as obesity and insulin resistance. In humans, there are two main sites of adipose tissue accumulation: visceral and subcutaneous. Obesity is a worldwide health problem. This book also discusses a series of up-to-date topics about this pathology.

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Adipose TissueEdited by Leszek Szablewski

Published: May 30th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71377

ISBN: 978-1-78923-229-5

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-228-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-568-4

Copyright year: 2018

Books open for chapter submissions

10857 Total Chapter Downloads

21 Crossref Citations

17 Web of Science Citations

29 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Types of Adipose Tissue

By Leszek Szablewski


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2. Characterization and Differentiation of Adipose Tissue by Spectroscopic and Spectral Imaging Techniques

By Fatma Küçük Baloğlu and Feride Severcan


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3. Sirtuins in Adipose Tissue Metabolism

By Manu Sudhakar, Santhi Silambanan and Ramya Ramakrishnan


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4. Browning of Adipose Tissue and Sirtuin Involvement

By Gaia Favero, Kristína Krajčíková, Francesca Bonomini, Luigi Fabrizio Rodella, Vladimíra Tomečková and Rita Rezzani


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5. Cellularity Description of Adipose Depots in Domesticated Animals

By Olaia Urrutia, Leopoldo Alfonso and José A. Mendizabal


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6. Adipose Tissue and Inflammation

By José Luis Muñoz Carrillo, Jaime Ortega Martín Del Campo, Oscar Gutiérrez Coronado, Paola Trinidad Villalobos Gutiérrez, Juan Francisco Contreras Cordero and Javier Ventura Juárez


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7. Physical and Mental Health Consequences of Obesity in Women

By Julia Weschenfelder, Jessica Bentley and Hubertus Himmerich


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8. The Role of Mesenteric Adipose Tissue in Crohn’s Disease

By Raquel Franco Leal, Lívia Bitencourt Pascoal, Francesca Aparecida Ramos da Silva and Bruno Lima Rodrigues


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9. The Heterogeneity of White Adipose Tissue

By Quyen Luong and Kevin Y. Lee


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10. Adipose Tissue as an Endocrine Organ

By Hannah Xiaoyan Hui and Tianshi Feng


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11. Feedback Control of Second Messengers Signaling Systems in White Adipose Tissue Adipocytes in Healthy State and Its Loss at Adiposity

By Vladimir V. Dynnik, Elena V. Grishina, Nikolay P. Sirota, Egor A. Turovsky, Rustam H. Djafarov and Alexander I. Sergeev


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12. Effect of Trans Fatty Acid on Insulin Responsiveness and Fatty Acid Composition of Lipid Species of 3T3-L1 Adipocytes

By Kenichi Ishibashi, Yoshihiro Takeda and Gen-ichi Atsumi


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