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Title: Studies on the expression and secretion of adipokines in canine white adipose tissue
Author: Ryan, Vivien Hartley
ISNI:       0000 0004 2672 4365
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2008
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Obesity is now one of the most common medical disorders of companion animals (dogs, cats and horses) and is defined by the expansion of white adipose tissue mass. This tissue is now known to be major endocrine and secretory organ, releasing different protein hormones and signals termed adipokines. A number of these are linked to inflammation and immunity, and a role for inflammation-related adipokines in the development of obesity-associated diseases in humans is increasingly recognised. The specific aim of this project was to examine the extent to which canine adipose tissue produces various adipokines and to determine some of the factors which regulate their production.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral