CXCL5 drives obesity to diabetes, and further

Chavey, C.; Fajas, L.

Aging (Albany NY)

2009-07 / vol 1 / pages 674-7


We have recently shown that the CXCL5 chemokine is secreted by adipose tissue in the obese state. We demonstrated that adipose tissue-derived CXCL5 mediates insulin resistance in muscle. We speculate in this paper that CXCL5 could also mediate other obesity, and diabetes-derived pathologies, such as cardiovascular disease, retinopathy, or inflammatory bowel disease. In this scenario CXCL5 targeted therapy would prevent not only the development of type II diabetes in obese subjects, but also several other obesity-related co morbidities. Finally we propose to analyze the CXCL5 gene to find particular polymorphisms that could predict the development of type II diabetes in obese subjects.

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Humans; Animals; Chemokine CXCL5/genetics/*metabolism; Diabetes Complications/etiology/*metabolism; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2/etiology/genetics/*metabolism/therapy; Insulin Resistance/physiology; Obesity/complications/*metabolism; Polymorphism, Genetic/genetics; Receptors, Interleukin-8B/metabolism

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