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Vol 58, No 4 (2007)
Review article
Published online: 2007-05-17
Submitted: 2013-02-15
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Adipose tissue. Pathophysiology, distribution, sex differences and the role in inflammation and cancerogenesis

Lucyna Siemińska
Endokrynologia Polska 2007;58(4):330-343.

open access

Vol 58, No 4 (2007)
Review article
Published online: 2007-05-17
Submitted: 2013-02-15

Abstract

The role of adipose tissue is energy storage, but there is increasing evidence that adipocytes and adipokines are involved in metabolic and inflammatory processess. This paper reviews the pathophysiology of different adipose tissue depots. Interrelationships between sex hormones, adipose tissue and risk factors are also disscussed. Present study focuses on the effects of adipokines on immune system and on the mechanisms relating adiposity to cancer risk.
(Pol J Endocrinol 2007; 58 (4): 330-342)

Abstract

The role of adipose tissue is energy storage, but there is increasing evidence that adipocytes and adipokines are involved in metabolic and inflammatory processess. This paper reviews the pathophysiology of different adipose tissue depots. Interrelationships between sex hormones, adipose tissue and risk factors are also disscussed. Present study focuses on the effects of adipokines on immune system and on the mechanisms relating adiposity to cancer risk.
(Pol J Endocrinol 2007; 58 (4): 330-342)
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Keywords

adipose tissue: visceral; subcutaneous; brown; adipokines; inflammatory process; cancerogenesis

About this article
Title

Adipose tissue. Pathophysiology, distribution, sex differences and the role in inflammation and cancerogenesis

Journal

Endokrynologia Polska

Issue

Vol 58, No 4 (2007)

Pages

330-343

Published online

2007-05-17

Bibliographic record

Endokrynologia Polska 2007;58(4):330-343.

Keywords

adipose tissue: visceral
subcutaneous
brown
adipokines
inflammatory process
cancerogenesis

Authors

Lucyna Siemińska

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