To provide a literature review about one or more questions related to communication of adipose tissue and liver.
Background: Adipocytes secrete a huge number of signalling molecules, the so called adipokines. These can have a function on e.g. muscle, brain, or liver. It is evident that this kind of communication is going back and forth.
Questions: What are these adipokines and how do they signal? And what does the alternative organ, e.g. liver, signal to adipocytes? Is this similar in mice and men or production animals?
Aims: To provide a literature review about one or more questions related to communication to and from adipose tissue (the exact topic will be determined together with the supervisor).