Recently Described Hormones Participating in the Energetic Balance

Authors: I. Krykorková 2;  J. Nedvídková 2
Authors‘ workplace: Přírodovědecká fakulta UK, Praha 2Endokrinologický ústav, Praha 1
Published in: Čas. Lék. čes. 2003; : 80-83


Adipocytal hormones resistin and adiponectin and gastric peptide ghrelin are recently discovered hormones, whichare considered to take part in energy metabolism regulation.Resistin is expressed in adipose tissue only and its increased levels could cause insulin resistance and thus linkobesity with type2 diabetes. Adiponectin, as well as resistin, are products of genes, expressed in adipose tissue.Adiponectin could prevent development of aterosclerosis and it could play a role in anti-inflammatory reactions.Ghrelin is producedmainly in the stomach. Beside its role in long-term regulation of energymetabolism, it is involvedin the short-termregulation of feeding. Main roles of resistin, adiponectin and ghrelin are summarised in the presentedoverview

Key words:
adipose tissue, resistin, adiponectin, ghrelin, energy metabolism.

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