Adipose Tissue and Adipokines in Health and Disease by A.P. GoldbergAdipose Tissue and Adipokines in Health and Disease by A.P. Goldberg

Adipose Tissue and Adipokines in Health and Disease

Foreword byA.P. Goldberg, S.K. FriedEditorGiamila Fantuzzi

Paperback | October 17, 2011

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Adipose Tissue and Adipokines in Health and Disease presents a comprehensive survey of adipose tissue, its physiological functions, and its role in disease. This volume spans the entire range of adipose tissue studies, from basic anatomical and physiological research to epidemiology and clinical studies. The authors-distinguished researchers, clinicians and epidemiologists-have incorporated groundbreaking recent studies into traditional models of adipose tissue properties. Chapters on well-known properties of adipokines leptin and adiponectin are complemented by an introduction to a novel view of adipose tissue as a dynamic organ that regulates systemic substrate availability and metabolism, along with a variety of other discrete functions. This novel concept is expanded as the role of adipose tissue in maintaining body homeostasis and the modulation of inflammatory and metabolic responses is discussed. Worldwide trends in obesity are discussed from an evolutionary perspective and causes of the current obesity epidemic are postulated. Additionally, researchers and clinicians examine the association and potential role of adipose tissue in disease mediation and offer epidemiological evidence. This volume concludes with a thoughtful and innovative discussion of various approaches to inducing and sustaining weight loss in obese patients and the health effects of such treatments. Adipose Tissue and Adipokines in Health and Disease provides a broad and substantial foundation for understanding new developments in adipose tissue biology and successfully integrating them into new research endeavors.
Title:Adipose Tissue and Adipokines in Health and DiseaseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:422 pagesPublished:October 17, 2011Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Adipose tissue and adipokines in health and diseaseEditors: Giamila Fantuzzi and Theodore MazzoneSeries Editor PageAdrianne BendichForewordAndrew P. Goldberg and Susan K. FriedIntroductionGiamila Fantuzzi and Theodore MazzoneAdipose tissue: structure and functionThe adipose organSaverio CintiMetabolism of white adipose tissueMichel BeylotLeptin Malaka B. Jackson and Rexford S. Ahima Adiponectin Aimin Xu, Yu Wang and Karen S L LamAdipokines as regulators of immunity and inflammationVasoactive factors and inflammatory mediators produced in adipose tissue Gema Frühbeck Regulation of the immune response by leptin Víctor Sánchez-Margalet, Patricia Fernandez-Riejos, Carmen González-Yanes, Souad Najib, Consuelo Martín-Romero and José Santos-AlvarezLeptin in autoimmune disease Giuseppe MatareseLeptin and gastrointestinal inflammation Arvind Batra and Britta SiegmundAdiponectin and inflammation Yuji MatsuzawaInteractions between adipocytes and immune cellsMacrophages, adipocytes and obesityAnthony W. Ferrante, JrInteractions of adipose and lymphoid tissuesCaroline M. PondAdipose tissue and mast cells: adipokines as yin-yang modulators of inflammation George N. Chaldakov, Anton B. Tonchev, Nese Tuncel, Pepa Atannasova and Luigi AloeBone marrow adipose tissue Patrick Laharrague and Louis CastellaThe obesity epidemicsEnvironmental aspects of obesity Lisa Diewald, Myles S. Faith M and Meredith Dolan The genetics of obesity: five fundamental problems with the famine hypothesis John R. SpeakmanDevelopmental perspectives on the origins of obesityCristopher W. Kuzawa, Peter D. Gluckman and Mark A. HansonThe epidemiology of obesityCarol A. Braunschweig Adipose tissue and diseaseInherited and acquired lipodystrophies: disorders of adipose tissue development, differentiation and deathVinaja Simha and Anil AgarwalMechanisms of cachexia Robert H Mak and Wai W CheungAdipose tissue and insulin resistanceStephen E. Borst Adipokines in non-alcoholic fatty liver diseaseAncha Baranova and Zobair M. YounossiAdiposity and cancer Eugenia E. CalleObesity and cardiovascular diseaseAlison M. Morris, Paul Poirier and Robert H. EckelObesity and asthma Elisabeth LuderAdiposity and kidney disease Srinivasan Beddhu and Bonnie Ching-Ha KwanObesity and joint disease Andrew J Teichtahl, Anita E Wluka and Flavia M. Cicuttini Effect of weight loss on disease Sergio Josè Bardaro, Dennis Hong and Lee Swanstrom

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This is one of next valuable monographs of well known Nutrition & Health Series. It contains a great majority of up to date information about such rapidly growing field as endocrinology of adipose tissue and its relation to obesity. . obesitologists, diabetologists, endocrinologists and several other experts of special related fields will consider this monograph as one of valuable acquisition of their library." (Endocrine Regulations, 2008)