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Regeneration during Obesity: An Impaired Homeostasis

Department of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University, Quebec City, QC G1V 0A6, Canada
Functional Genomics Laboratory, Endocrinology and Nephrology Axis, CHU de Québec-Université Laval Research Center, Quebec City, QC G1V 4G2, Canada
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Animals 2020, 10(12), 2344;
Received: 13 November 2020 / Revised: 4 December 2020 / Accepted: 7 December 2020 / Published: 9 December 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Regeneration in Animals)
Regeneration represents the biological processes that allow cells and tissues to renew and develop. During obesity, a variety of changes and reactions are seen. This includes inflammation and metabolic disorders. These obesity-induced changes do impact the regeneration processes. Such impacts that obesity has on regeneration would affect tissues and organs development and would also have consequences on the outcomes of therapies that depend on cells regeneration (such as burns, radiotherapy and leukemia) given to patients suffering from obesity. Therefore, a particular attention should be given to patients suffering from obesity in biological, therapeutic and clinical contexts that depend on regeneration ability.
Obesity is a health problem that, in addition to the known morbidities, induces the generation of a biological environment with negative impacts on regeneration. Indeed, factors like DNA damages, oxidative stress and inflammation would impair the stem cell functions, in addition to some metabolic and development patterns. At the cellular and tissulaire levels, this has consequences on growth, renewal and restoration which results into an impaired regeneration. This impaired homeostasis concerns also key metabolic tissues including muscles and liver which would worsen the energy balance outcome towards further development of obesity. Such impacts of obesity on regeneration shows the need of a specific care given to obese patients recovering from diseases or conditions requiring regeneration such as burns, radiotherapy and leukemia. On the other hand, since stem cells are suggested to manage obesity, this impaired regeneration homeostasis needs to be considered towards more optimized stem cells-based obesity therapies within the context of precision medicine. View Full-Text
Keywords: obesity; regeneration; homeostasis obesity; regeneration; homeostasis
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Ghanemi, A.; Yoshioka, M.; St-Amand, J. Regeneration during Obesity: An Impaired Homeostasis. Animals 2020, 10, 2344.

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Ghanemi A, Yoshioka M, St-Amand J. Regeneration during Obesity: An Impaired Homeostasis. Animals. 2020; 10(12):2344.

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Ghanemi, Abdelaziz, Mayumi Yoshioka, and Jonny St-Amand. 2020. "Regeneration during Obesity: An Impaired Homeostasis" Animals 10, no. 12: 2344.

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