Adipocyte metabolism and obesity

Alan D. Attie, Philipp E. Scherer

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Adipose tissue metabolism exerts a profound impact on whole-body metabolism. We review how fuel partitioning between adipocytes and other tissues affects insulin signaling pathways. We discuss the role of adipose tissue inflammation in adipocyte metabolism and whole-body insulin sensitivity. Finally, we mention the role of adipokines in autocrine and paracrine signaling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S395-S399
JournalJournal of lipid research
Issue numberSUPPL.
StatePublished - Apr 2009


  • Adiponectin
  • Inflammation
  • Leptin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Endocrinology
  • Cell Biology


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