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

Author(s): S. Kralisch, M. Bluher, R. Paschke, M. Stumvoll, M. Fasshauer

Journal Name: Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 7 , Issue 1 , 2007

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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

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Year: 2007
Page: [39 - 45]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/138955707779317821

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