Adipose tissue in 2016: Advances in the understanding of adipose tissue biology.

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Kajimura S
Nat Rev Endocrinol.
Publication Date: 
Wed, 2017-01-04
University of California, San Francisco, UCSF Diabetes Center, Department of Cell and Tissue Biology, Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research, 35 Medical Center Way, Box 0669, San Francisco, California 94143, USA.
Adipose tissues have a central role in energy homeostasis, as they secrete adipokines and regulate energy storage and dissipation. Novel adipokines from white, brown and beige adipocytes have been identified in 2016. Identifying the specific receptors for each adipokine is pivotal for developing greater insights into the fat-derived signalling pathways that regulate energy homeostasis.