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Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
ISSN (Print): 1389-5575
ISSN (Online): 1875-5607
VOLUME: 7
ISSUE: 1
DOI: 10.2174/138955707779317821









Adipokines and Adipocyte Targets in the Future Management of Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome

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Author(s): S. Kralisch, M. Bluher, R. Paschke, M. Stumvoll and M. Fasshauer
Pages 39-45 (7)
Abstract:
The role of adipocytes has been recently better understood. Several adipocytokines have been identified, including leptin, a main regulator of appetite and energy expenditure, adiponectin and others, as novel insulinsensitizers/ insulin-mimetics, and some others inducing insulin resistance. Adipocytokines thus represent interesting novel drug targets in the future management of obesity.
Keywords:
Adipokine, diabetes mellitus, insulin resistance, obesity
Affiliation:
Ph. -Rosenthal-Str. 27, 04103 Leipzig, Germany.