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Adipokines

Polypeptides produced by the ADIPOCYTES. They include LEPTIN; ADIPONECTIN; RESISTIN; and many cytokines of the immune system, such as TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR-ALPHA; INTERLEUKIN-6; and COMPLEMENT FACTOR D (also known as ADIPSIN). They have potent autocrine, paracrine, and endocrine functions.

Year introduced: 2008

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Tree Number(s): D06.472.699.042, D12.644.276.024, D12.644.548.011, D12.776.467.024, D23.529.024

MeSH Unique ID: D054392

Entry Terms:

  • Adipokine
  • Adipocytokine
  • Adipocytokines

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