Obesity and Insulin Resistance: A Review of Molecular Interactions

Author(s): Habib Yaribeygi*, Mina Maleki, Thozhukat Sathyapalan, Tannaz Jamialahmadi, Amirhossein Sahebkar*

Journal Name: Current Molecular Medicine

Volume 21 , Issue 3 , 2021

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The prevalence of insulin resistance and diabetes mellitus is rising globally in epidemic proportions. Diabetes and its complications contribute to significant morbidity and mortality. An increase in sedentary lifestyle and consumption of a more energydense diet increased the incidence of obesity which is a significant risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Obesity acts as a potent upstream event that promotes molecular mechanisms involved in insulin resistance and diabetes mellitus. However, the exact molecular mechanisms between obesity and diabetes are not clearly understood. In the current study, we have reviewed the molecular interactions between obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, obesity, oxidative stress, adipokine, adiponectin, adipocyte, Glut-4, insulin signal transduction.

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Year: 2021
Published on: 13 April, 2021
Page: [182 - 193]
Pages: 12
DOI: 10.2174/1566524020666200812221527
Price: $65

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