Journal article

Inflammatory lipid mediators in adipocyte function and obesity

Abishek Iyer, David P Fairlie, Johannes B Prins, Bruce D Hammock, Lindsay Brown

NATURE REVIEWS ENDOCRINOLOGY | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2010

Abstract

Survival of multicellular organisms depends on their ability to fight infection, metabolize nutrients, and store energy for times of need. Unsurprisingly, therefore, immunoregulatory and metabolic mechanisms interact in human conditions such as obesity. Both infiltrating immunoinflammatory cells and adipocytes play critical roles in the modulation of metabolic homeostasis, so it is important to understand factors that regulate both adipocyte and immune cell function. A currently favored paradigm for obesity-associated metabolic dysfunction is that chronic macronutrient and/or lipid overload (associated with adiposity) induces cellular stress that initiates and perpetuates an inflammatory cyc..

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