Adipose Tissue and Adipokines in Health and Disease

  • Giamila Fantuzzi
  • Carol Braunschweig

Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Adipose Tissue: Structure and Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Karin Isler
      Pages 3-13
    3. Ursula A. White, Yourka D. Tchoukalova
      Pages 15-32
    4. Michel Beylot
      Pages 33-52
    5. Grace Bennett, Andrew S. Greenberg, Martin S. Obin
      Pages 53-68
    6. Michael B. Stout, Tamara Tchkonia, James L. Kirkland
      Pages 69-80
  3. Adipose Tissue Inflammation and Adipocyte Dysfunction in Obesity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Verena Wieser, Alexander R. Moschen, Herbert Tilg
      Pages 93-103
    3. Michael Pagliassotti, Gretchen Moran, Andrea Estrada, Michelle T. Foster
      Pages 105-114
    4. Scott G. Goldman, Hanlin Tao, Shengkan ‘Victor’ Jin
      Pages 115-127
    5. Lisa Tussing-Humphreys, Van T. Q. Nguyen
      Pages 129-155
  4. Obesity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Youfa Wang, Hyunjung Lim
      Pages 159-168
    3. Beatrice Dubern, Patrick Tounian
      Pages 169-186
    4. Simonetta Friso, Sang-Woon Choi
      Pages 187-198
    5. Niu Zhang, Irene Lo, Ashutosh Kaul
      Pages 199-216
  5. Adipose Tissue and Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Bernardo Léo Wajchenberg, Ricardo V. Cohen
      Pages 235-248
    3. Ancha Baranova, Aybike Birerdinc, Zobair M. Younossi
      Pages 249-283
    4. Edmond Obeng-Gyimah, Flora Sam
      Pages 285-294
    5. David G. Chapman, Benjamin T. Suratt, Anne E. Dixon
      Pages 295-314
    6. Josephine D. Abraham, Srinivasan Beddhu
      Pages 315-324
    7. Yuan Z. Lim, Anita E. Wluka, Yuanyuan Wang, Flavia M. Cicuttini
      Pages 325-339
    8. Patricia M. Sheean, Sandra L. Gomez-Perez, Puja Agarwal, Carol Braunschweig
      Pages 341-359
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 361-372

About this book


The field of adipose tissue biology has been expanding at a very rapid pace in the last few years. Numerous advances have been made since publication of the first edition of this book, in terms of basic adipocyte biology, understanding of the determinants of obesity, distribution of body fat and weight loss, as well as the mechanisms linking excess adiposity to various co-morbidities. Adipose Tissue and Adipokines in Health and Disease, Second Edition contains updated chapters from the previous volume but as the field has evolved, some areas covered in the first edition have been refocused to address the new knowledge. The volume is divided in four sections: the first two deal with basic adipose tissue and adipokine biology, while the last two address the problem of obesity and alterations in adipose tissue function from an epidemiological and clinical standpoint. The chapters are written by experts in their fields and include the most up to date scientific information. Adipose Tissue and Adipokines in Health and Disease, Second Edition is a useful resource for physicians interested in adipose tissue biology and basic scientists who want to know more about applied aspects of the field. The book targets endocrinologists, residents and fellows, internists, nutritionists and general practitioners who are exposed to an ever-expanding obese population.


Adipocyte Adipokines Adipose Tissue Endocrinology Lipodystrophy Obesity

Editors and affiliations

  • Giamila Fantuzzi
    • 1
  • Carol Braunschweig
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Kinesiology and NutritionUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Kinesiology and NutritionUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-62703-769-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-62703-770-9
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