What are the secretory products of adipocytes?

Updated: Jun 09, 2021
  • Author: Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Proinflammatory products of the adipocyte include the following [62] :

  • Tumor necrosis factor–alpha

  • Interleukin 6

  • Monocyte chemoattractant protein–1 (MCP-1)

Other adipocyte products include the following [62] :

  • Lipotransin

  • Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) - Associated with cardiovascular risk

  • Adipocyte lipid-binding protein

  • Acyl-stimulation protein

  • Prostaglandins - Coagulation role

  • Adipsin

  • Perilipins

  • Lactate

  • Leptin - Appetite regulator

  • Adiponectin - Major role in insulin sensitivity

  • Monobutyrin

  • Phospholipid transfer protein


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