Do adipokines contribute to cardiovascular disease in psoriasis patients?

Posted on : 26-06-2011 | By : Fabio Sanchez | In : Research

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Cytokines are hormones that can modify cell behavior. Adipokines are cytokines produced by fat tissue that also function as hormones regulating many metabolic functions. Gerdes S, Rostami-Yazdi M and Mrowietz U. wrote a review article in Experimental Dermatology that discuses the possibility that adipokines contribute to the metabolic imbalances that make psoriasis patients more susceptible to cardiovascular disease. Read the summary to the paper at: Exp Dermatol. 2011 Feb;20(2):81-7. Adipokines and psoriasis.