Type: Term Pronunciation: ad′i-pō-kīn Definitions: 1. A cytokine (tumor necrosis factor-α, interleukin-6) produced by adipose tissue and acting locally in an autocrine-paracrine fashion or systemically as a hormone.
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The adipokines, or adipocytokines (Greek adipo-, fat; cytos-, cell; and -kinos, movement) are cytokines (cell signaling proteins) secreted by adipose tissue. Members include: In addition, interleukin 8 (IL-8), interleukin 10 (IL-10), interferon gamma (IFN-╬│) and inducible protein 10 (IP-10 or CXCL10) have been shown to be associated with excessiv...
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