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"Metabolic aspects" in inflammatory bowel diseases.
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PMID:  22023201     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Mesenteric fat hypertrophy is a common feature of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), especially Crohn΄s disease. Although this "creeping fat" has been observed in the early days of this disease, its biological relevance is not understood. This adipose tissue has been recognized to release large amounts of various cytokines such as TNFα and adipocytokines such as adiponectin or leptin. Whereas leptin is definitely a pro-inflammatory adipocytokine, the role of the prototypic anti-inflammatory adipocytokine, namely adiponectin, in intestinal inflammation is less clear. Some experimental studies suggest that it could exert also pro-inflammatory activities in the gut. An important role for metabolic aspects and potentially adipocytokines has also come from recent studies demonstrating that ATG16L1-deficient mice show a strikingly enhanced expression of both adiponectin and leptin in epithelial cells. Autophagy not only plays a key role in intestinal inflammation, but is also involved in the regulation of lipid metabolism. Another recently identified pathway in IBD, namely endoplasmic stress/XBP1, regulates fatty acid synthesis and facilitates adipogenesis and adipocyte differentiataion. Therefore, XBP1 could possibly link intestinal inflammation with the development of "creeping fat" in Crohn's disease. Metabolic aspects have evolved as of key importance in experimental colitis and human IBD, and certain adipocytokines, autophagy, and ER stress might reflect the central players. (207 words).
Arthur Kaser; Herbert Tilg
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-21
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Title:  Current drug delivery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1875-5704     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-10-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101208455     Medline TA:  Curr Drug Deliv     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Medicine II (Gastroenterology and Hepatology) Medical University Innsbruck, Anichstrasse 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria.
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