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Table 1 Physiological processes in which adipokines are involveda

From: Regulation of vascular tone by adipocytes

Physiological processes Adipokines involved
Glucose metabolism Adiponectin, resistin
Lipid metabolism CETP, retinol-binding protein
Immunity Adipsin
Inflammation TNFα, IL-6
Coagulation PAI-1
Maintaining normal reproduction Leptin, ghrelin
Pancreatic β-cell function IL-6, adiponectin, visfatin
Angiogenesis Leptin, VEGF, HGF
Feeding behaviour Leptin
Regulation vascular tone ADRF, leptin, adiponectin
  1. aCETP, cholesteryl ester transfer protein; TNFα, tumor necrosis factor α; IL-6, interleukin 6; PAI-1, plasminogen activator inhibitor 1; VEGF, vascular endothelial growth factor; HGF, hepatocyte growth factor; ADRF, adipocyte-derived relaxing factor.