Journal article

Impact of Estrogens on the Regulation of White, Beige, and Brown Adipose Tissue Depots

Gabriel B Bernasochi, James R Bell, Evan R Simpson, Lea MD Delbridge, Wah Chin Boon

Comprehensive Physiology | WILEY | Published : 2019


As adipose tissue depots are active endocrine organs, they secrete a variety of hormones (including estrogens from white adipose) and inflammatory mediators, which have important implications in numerous obesity-associated diseases. Adipose tissues are broadly characterized as consisting of white, beige, and brown depot types. The endocrine, metabolic, and inflammatory profiles of adipose are depot dependent and influenced by the estrogenic and androgenic status of the adipose tissue. Estrogen receptors mediate both the genomic and nongenomic actions of estrogens and are expressed in the brain, heart, and other peripheral tissues. All three known estrogen receptor α (ERα) and estrogen recept..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council

Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

National Health and Medical Research Council (LMDD, JRB; #1099352; WCB: #1066403), Australian Research Council (LMDD; DP160102404) and Victorian Government Operational Infrastructure Support Program.