eISSN: 2345-4202  
J Nephropharmacol. 2016;5(2):69-70.
PMID: 28197504
PMCID: PMC5297567

Editorial

Adipokines and their role in chronic kidney disease

Majid Khazaei 1 *

1 Neurogenic inflammation Research Center and Department of Physiology, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
*Corresponding author: Majid Khazaei, Email: khazaeim@mums.ac.ir
Key words: Obesity, Adipokines, Kidney

Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:

Obesity is associated with increase in mortality and morbidity due to renal dysfunction. Adipocyte cells are able to secrete different protein named adipokines. In obese subjects, the production and secretion of adipokines alter and these may affect renal homeostasis. More study in the effect of adipokines in progression of chronic kidney disease can help us to understand the pathophysiology and better management of kidney disease in obese patients.

 

Please cite this paper as: Khazaei M. Adipokines and their role in chronic kidney disease. J Nephropharmacol. 2016; 5(​2): ​69-70.

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