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Associations between adipokines and obesity-related cancer

Da Paz Filho, Gilberto; Lim, Ee Lyn; Wong, Ma-Li; Licinio, Julio

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There is increasing evidence that obesity may have pathophysiological effects that extend beyond its well-known co-morbidities; in particular its role in cancer has received considerable epidemiological support. As adipose tissue becomes strongly established as an endocrine organ, two of its most abundant and most investigated adipokines, leptin and adiponectin, are also taken beyond their traditional roles in energy homeostasis, and are implicated as mediators of the effects of obesity on...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/69854
Source: Frontiers in Bioscience
DOI: 10.2741/3810

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