Journal of Diabetology

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Perspective - Journal of Diabetology (2022) Volume 6, Issue 5

Role of adipocytokines and insulin resistance

Insulin resistance has been implicated as one possible factor that links visceral obesity to unfavourable metabolic and cardiovascular consequences. However, the mechanism whereby adipose tissue causes alterations in insulin action remains unclear. White adipose tissue is secreting several hormones, particularly leptin and adiponectin, and a variety of other protein signals: the adipocytokines. They include proteins involved in the regulation of energy balance, lipid and glucose metabolism as well as angiogenesis, vascular and blood pressure regulation

Author(s): Dibyajyoti Saikia

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