Adipose Tissue in Health and Disease

Adipose Tissue in Health and Disease

Editor(s): Todd Leff, James G. Granneman

Published Online: 16 APR 2010

Print ISBN: 9783527318575

Online ISBN: 9783527629527

DOI: 10.1002/9783527629527

About this Book

This timely and most comprehensive reference available on the topic covers all the different aspects vital in the fight against the global obesity epidemic.
Following a look at adipose tissue development and morphology, the authors go on to examine its metabolic and endocrine functions and its role in disease. The final section deals with comparative and evolutionary aspects of the tissue.
The result is an essential resource for cell and molecular biologists, physiologists, biochemists, pharmacologists, and those working in the pharmaceutical industry.

Table of contents

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  1. Part One: Adipose Tissue Development and Morphology

  2. Part Two: Metabolic Functions of Adipose Tissue

  3. Part Three: Endocrine Functions of Adipose Tissue

    1. Chapter 11

      Adiponectin (pages 201–230)

      Jonathan P. Whitehead and Ayanthi A. Richards

  4. Part Four: Adipose Tissue and Disease

    1. Chapter 16

      Viral Induction of Obesity and Adipogenesis (pages 307–332)

      Magdalena Pasarica, Rohan N. Dhurandhar, Nazar Mashtalir and Nikhil V. Dhurandhar

    2. Chapter 18

      Obesity and Diabetes: Lipotoxicity (pages 347–368)

      Christopher J. Lelliott, Matej Orešič and Antonio J. Vidal-Puig

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