Obesity and adiponectin

Published on April 26, 2009 Reviewed on November 24, 2015   33 min

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Hello, my name is Philipp Scherer. I market Touchstone Diabetes Center at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, in Dallas Texas. It is my pleasure to talk to you today about the endocrine functions of adipose tissue with a particularly emphasis on the adipocyte-specific secretory protein, adiponectin.
I will structure my talk into four different sections. I will start out by discussing adipose tissue as an endocrine organ. We'll go through some hallmarks of dysfunctional adipose tissue and then follow up with our general discussion of fat-derived factors that we generally refer to as adipokines. Finally, I'll spend a significant amount of time discussing the physiological role and the use of adiponectin as a clinical marker. Adipose tissue is ubiquitously distributed and system wide,