CTRPs as novel adipokines
Peterson, Jonathan M. Department of Physiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.
Wong, G. William Department of Physiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.
- Adipose tissue, adipokines, and energy balance
- C1q/TNF-related proteins (CTRPs) are novel adipokines
- Common molecular features of CTRPs
- Metabolic function of CTRPs
- Mechanism of action of CTRP3
- Future outlook
- Links to Primary Literature
Obesity is a major risk factor that contributes to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, studies focusing on understanding the underlying mechanisms that link obesity and metabolic dysfunction may provide new pharmaceutical targets and innovative therapies for the prevention and treatment of metabolic diseases. One of the key paths for understanding obesity-related metabolic diseases is through studying the fundamental biology of adipose (fat) tissue.
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