Possible Role of NUCB2/nesfatin-1 in Adipogenesis

Author(s): Manjunath Ramanjaneya, Melisande Addison, Harpal S. Randeva

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 19 , Issue 39 , 2013

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NUCB2 and its proteolytically cleaved product nesfatin-1 were initially identified as hypothalamic neuroproteins that inhibit food intake, via a leptin-independent pathway. Since then recent studies have found NUCB2/nesfatin-1 to be expressed both centrally, as well as in peripheral tissues. The recent implementation of novel experimental approaches has produced a large body of evidence implicating NUCB2/nesfatin-1 in a diverse range of biological functions and in the modulation of food intake, energy homeostasis and metabolism. In this review, we discuss the discovery of NUCB2 and its proteolytic product nesfatin-1, and its expression in both central and peripheral tissues. In addition we shed light on the most recent discoveries supporting the role for NUCB2/nesfatin-1 in peripheral tissues and its association with metabolic alterations. Moreover, we highlight the importance of NUCB2 and nesfatin-1 in adipose tissue, its regulation of adipogenesis and obesity-associated metabolic diseases.

Keywords: NUCB2, nesfatin-1, obesity, preadipocytes, adipocytes, white adipose tissue, brown adipose tissue and adipogenesis.

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Year: 2013
Published on: 27 November, 2013
Page: [6976 - 6980]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/138161281939131127142959
Price: $65

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