Journal article

Effects of rosiglitazone and linoleic acid on human preadipocyte differentiation

LJ Hutley, FM Newell, JM Joyner, SJ Suchting, AC Herington, DP Cameron, JB Prins

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL INVESTIGATION | WILEY | Published : 2003

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma) is a ligand-activated transcription factor known to be central to both adipose tissue development and insulin action. Growth of adipose tissue requires differentiation of preadipocytes with acquisition of specific cellular functions including insulin sensitivity, leptin secretion and the capacity to store triglyceride. Dietary fatty acids and members of the thiazolidinedione class of compounds have been reported to influence adipogenesis at the transcriptional level. Here, we compare the effects of a dietary fatty acid, linoleic acid, and a thiazolidinedione, rosiglitazone, on biochemical and functional aspects of human..

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