458 Pages 26 Color & 79 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    458 Pages 26 Color & 79 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The adipokines (also called adipocytokines), are a group of peptides secreted by adipose tissue. They have diverse roles, from the cell to the whole body. The book is designed for health scientists, doctors, physiologists, immunologists, biochemists, college and university teachers and lecturers, undergraduates and graduates. The chapters are written either by experts or specialists in their field.

    Specific Adipokines
    Acylation Stimulating Protein (ASP) as an Adipokine
    Thea Scantlebury-Manning
    Adiponectin as an Adipokine
    Zhikui Wei and G. William Wong
    Adipsin as an Adipokine
    Yu-Feng Zhao and Chen Chen
    Adrenomedullin as a Cytokine
    Alexis Elias Malavazos and Gianluca Iacobellis
    Angiotensinogen as an Adipokine
    Miki Nagase and Toshiro Fujita
    Apelin as an Adipokine
    Despina D. Briana and Ariadne Malamitsi-Puchner
    C1q/TNF-related Proteins (CTRPs) as Adipokines
    Jonathan M. Peterson and G. William Wong
    Fasting-induced Adipose Factor/Angiopoietin-like Protein 4 as an Adipokine
    Sander Kersten
    Interleukins as Adipokines
    Kirsten Prüfer Stone
    Leptin as an Adipokine: Important Definitions and Applications for Cancer Research
    Barbara Stadterman, Faina
    Linkov, Anna Lokshin
    and Robert P. Edwards
    Omentin as an Adipokine: Role in Health and Disease
    Anne M. Lenz and Frank Diamond
    Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor 1 (PAI-1) as an Adipokine
    Francis Agyemang-Yeboah
    Resistin as an Adipokine
    Zhikui Wei and G. William Wong
    Retinol-Binding Protein 4 as an Adipokine
    Elmar Aigner and Christian Datz
    TNF-α as an Adipokine
    Theron C. Gilliland, Jr. and G. William Wong
    Transforming Growth Factor as an Adipokine
    Yutaka Yata and Terumi Takahara
    Vaspin as an Adipokine: A Link between Obesity and Metabolic Alterations
    Peter Kovacs, Matthias Blüher andGabriela Aust
    Visfatin as an Adipokine
    Ariadne Malamitsi-Puchner and Despina D. Briana

    General Cellular Aspects
    Thermal Stress and Adipokine Expression
    Umberto Bernabucci, Patrizia Morera and Loredana Basiricò
    Central Nervous System Roles for Adiponectin in Neuroendocrine and Autonomic Function
    Ted D. Hoyda, Willis K. Samson and Alastair V. Ferguson
    The Astroglial Leptin Receptors and Obesity
    Weihong Pan, Hung Hsuchou, Yi He and Abba J. Kastin

    Diseases and Conditions
    Adipokines and Obesity
    Alberto O. Chavez and Devjit Tripathy
    Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Adipokines
    Stergios A. Polyzos, Jannis Kountouras and Christos Zavos
    Endocrine Disruptors, Adipokines, and the Metabolic Syndrome
    Eric R. Hugo and Nira Ben-Jonathan
    Adipokines and the Heart
    Gianluca Iacobellis
    Adipokines as Mediators of Rheumatic Disease
    Deborah M. Levy and Earl D. Silverman
    Adipokines and Allergy
    Giorgio Ciprandi, Davide Caimmi, Silvia Caimmi, Alessia Marseglia, Lucia Bianchi, Anna Maria Castellazzi and Gian Luigi Marseglia
    Adipokines and Sleep Disorders
    Kapil Dhawan, Aneesa M. Das, Shariq I. Sherwani, Sainath R. Kotha, Narasimham L. Parinandi and Ulysses J. Magalang
    Adipokines in Children and Adolescents and Implications for Disease
    Hui Ling Lu and Katherine Cianflone

    Specific Adipokines in Disease
    Role of Leptin in Immune Cell Development and Innate Immunity
    Pamela J. Fraker and Afia Naaz
    Visfatin and Hypocaloric Diets
    D. A de Luis and R. Aller
    Apelin in Energy Metabolism
    Isabelle Castan-Laurell and Philippe Valet
    Adiponectin Deficiency
    Wayne Bond Lau, Ling Tao, Yajing Wang and Xin L. Ma
    Adiponectin Enhances Inflammation in Rheumatoid Synovial Fibroblasts and Chondrocytes
    Natsuko Kusunoki, Kanako Kitahara and Shinichi Kawai
    Resistin, Inflammation and Seminal Fluid
    Uwe Paasch, Juergen Kratzsch, Sonja Grunewald, Michael Gerber and Hans-Juergen Glander
    Resistin in Amniotic Fluid
    Shali Mazaki-Tovi, Juan Pedro Kusanovic, Edi Vaisbuch and Roberto Romero


    Victor R. Preedy, Ross J. Hunter