In the last 30 years the adipose cell has been object of several studies, turning its reputation from an inert cell into the main character involved in the pathophysiology of multiple diseases, including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has changed the clinical scenario of the last two years. Composed by two types of tissue (white and brown), with opposite roles, the adipose organ is now classified as a real endocrine organ whose dysfunction is involved in different diseases, mainly obesity and type 2 diabetes. In this mini-review we aim to retrace the adipose organ history from physiology to physiopathology, to provide therapeutic perspectives for the prevention and treatment of its two main related diseases (obesity and type 2 diabetes) and to summarize the most recent discoveries linking adipose tissue to COVID-19.

Cinti, F., Cinti, S., The Endocrine Adipose Organ: A System Playing a Central Role in COVID-19, <<CELLS>>, 2022; 11 (13): 2109-N/A. [doi:10.3390/cells11132109] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/231189]

The Endocrine Adipose Organ: A System Playing a Central Role in COVID-19

Cinti, Francesca
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Cinti, Saverio
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2022

Abstract

In the last 30 years the adipose cell has been object of several studies, turning its reputation from an inert cell into the main character involved in the pathophysiology of multiple diseases, including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has changed the clinical scenario of the last two years. Composed by two types of tissue (white and brown), with opposite roles, the adipose organ is now classified as a real endocrine organ whose dysfunction is involved in different diseases, mainly obesity and type 2 diabetes. In this mini-review we aim to retrace the adipose organ history from physiology to physiopathology, to provide therapeutic perspectives for the prevention and treatment of its two main related diseases (obesity and type 2 diabetes) and to summarize the most recent discoveries linking adipose tissue to COVID-19.
2022
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Cinti, F., Cinti, S., The Endocrine Adipose Organ: A System Playing a Central Role in COVID-19, <<CELLS>>, 2022; 11 (13): 2109-N/A. [doi:10.3390/cells11132109] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/231189]
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