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Autocrine and paracrine factors released from human adipose tissue, in particular the visceral depots; including cytokines, acute phase reactants, growth factors, and other inflammatory mediators. Many are involved in the pathogenesis of hypertension, insulin resistance, and atherosclerosis.
Synonym(s): adipocytokines.
[adipo- + G. kineō to set in motion]
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In a study of similar design, Baker et al (50) studied various adipocytokines in epicardial fat biopsies from patients who had undergone coronary artery bypass grafting using reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction.
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Visceral fat is more metabolically active, and produces adipocytokines which contribute to insulin resistance.
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2008) also investigated the change of adipocytokines before and after weight loss in obese subjects.
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