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Special Issue "Adipokines 2.0"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2019).
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Interests: adipose tissue; obesity; non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; hepatocellular carcinoma; chemerin
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This Special Issue, “Adipokines 2.0”, will cover a selection of recent research topics and current review articles related to the role of adipokines in health and disease. Up-to-date review articles, commentaries, and experimental papers are all welcome.
Adipokines are released from white adipose tissues and act in an autocrine, paracrine, or endocrine manner. Systemic adipokine levels have emerged as promising biomarkers in various diseases. Over the past decade, associations among adipokines and obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, fertility, and many more have been identified. Further research has focused on the role of these proteins in rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, kidney disease, chronic liver injury, systemic lupus erythematosus, and asthma, just to refer to few of them. There is evidence that brown adipose tissue has its own set of secreted hormones, which may be named “brown adipokines”. These factors seem to enhance energy expenditure. Adipokine receptors are less well characterized, and analysis of their tissue distribution and biological activities awaits further investigation.
Prof. Dr. Christa Büchler
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- white adipose tissue
- brown adipose tissue
- metabolic diseases
- adipokine receptor