Tag Archives: adipokines

An introduction to modelling lymphocyte migration in vitro

Lymphocyte recruitment to inflamed endothelial cells (EC) is fundamental to immune homeostasis – providing both cell-mediated defence against disease, while also contributing to the resolution of inflammation. However, the dynamic relationship between lymphocytes and EC can become

Go with the flow: Studying the movement of T-cells to sites of inflammation

Inflammation is the protective response of the immune system that aids the removal of invading infectious agents and repair tissue injury. It involves the movement of white blood cells (leukocytes) from the bloodstream, through the cells lining

Leptin can contribute to evaluate cardiometabolic risks in healthy obese population

Obesity is a major risk factor for the development of cardiometabolic complications and it is proportional to the degree of obesity and, more specifically, the accumulation of visceral fat. The excessive accumulation of fat in adipocytes cells

Fat and genes: can they predict stroke?

The modern way of life has led to an unprecedented increase of diseases that affect the well-being of our arteries, including high blood pressure, high lipids, diabetes and obesity. These diseases promote atherosclerosis, which means the deposition