J. Clin. Invest. volume 117, issue 9, P2621-2637 2007 DOI: 10.1172/jci31021 View Full Text
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Ja-Young Kim, Esther van de Wall, Mathieu Laplante, Anthony Azzara, Maria E. Trujillo, Susanna M. Hofmann, Todd Schraw, Jorge L. Durand, Hua Li, Guangyu Li, Linda A. Jelicks, Mark F. Mehler, David Y. Hui, Yves Deshaies et al.

Abstract: Excess caloric intake can lead to insulin resistance. The underlying reasons are complex but likely related to ectopic lipid deposition in nonadipose tissue. We hypothesized that the inability to appropriately expand subcutaneous adipose tissue may be an underlying reason for insulin resistance and beta cell failure. Mice lacking leptin while overexpressing adiponectin showed normalized glucose and insulin levels and dramatically improved glucose as well as positively affected serum triglyceride levels. Theref…

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