CYTOKINES & GROWTH FACTORS
ADIPOKINES & RECEPTORS
Activins, BMPs, Cardiotrophins, CNPFs, EPO, Flt3L, Inhibins, M-CSF, MIF, OPN, RANK, RANKL, Resistin, TPO, TSLP and receptors.
Adipokines are peptides that signal the functional status of adipose tissue to targets in the brain, liver, pancreas, immune system, vasculature, muscle, and other tissues. The Secretion of adipokines (incl. leptin, adiponectin, retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4), vaspin,...) is altered in adipose tissue dysfunction and may contribute to a spectrum of obesity-associated diseases. Adipokines are promising candidates both for novel pharmacological treatment strategies and as diagnostic tools.
Adipokines & Receptors