Role of adipocyte-derived extracellular vesicles in vascular inflammation
Connolly, Katherine D.
Rees, D. Aled
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Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are nanometre-sized vesicles released from most cells, including adipocytes. Relatively little is known about adipocyte-derived EVs (ADEVs) in comparison to other EV subtypes, though interest in ADEVs as potential paracrine and endocrine communicators of adipose tissue in obesity is building. Current evidence indicates that ADEVs contribute to the development of adipose tissue dysfunction; a key feature of obese adipose tissue that it is associated with obesity-related comorbidities including cardiovascular disease (CVD). This review summarises our current knowledge of ADEVs in the development of adipose tissue dysfunction and the potential of ADEVs to disrupt redox signalling and exert vascular effects that may exacerbate CVD in obesity.
Free Radical Biology and Medicine;
Connolly, K.D., Rees, D.A. and James, P.E. (2021) 'Role of adipocyte-derived extracellular vesicles in vascular inflammation', Free Radical Biology and Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2021.04.031
Article published in Free Radical Biology and Medicine available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2021.04.031
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Grant ID: Cardiff Metropolian (Internal))