Le adipochine e la malattia aterosclerotica coronarica

Translated title of the contribution: Adipokines and coronary artery disease

Teresa Strisciuglio, Gennaro Galasso, Dario Leosco, Roberta De Rosa, Giuseppe Di Gioia, Valentina Parisi, Stefania De Luca, Tullio Niglio, Chiara De Biase, Rossella Luciano, Giuseppe Rengo, Bruno Trimarco, Federico Piscione

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Adipose tissue, besides being an important energetic storage, is also a source of cytokines and hormones which act in a paracrine, autocrine and especially endocrine manner, influencing the cardiometabolic axis. Adipokines are a group of mediators with pleiotropic function, that are involved in many physiological processes, so that a disregulation in their secretion can lead to multiple pathological conditions. In this review our aim was to clarify the role of adipokines in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, especially in coronary artery disease, and based on current scientific evidence, to analyze the therapeutic and behavioral strategies that are so far available.

Translated title of the contributionAdipokines and coronary artery disease
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)120-128
Number of pages9
JournalMonaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Cardiac Series
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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