Herbal Remedies against Adipogenesis

Hiu Y. Kwan, Tao Su, Xiuqiong Fu, Anfernee KW Tse, Wang F. Fong, Zhi L. Yu
2015 Journal of Alternative Medical Research  
The epidemic of obesity is a public health crisis. Obesity contributes to varied co morbid conditions including cardiovascular diseases, type II diabetes, hypertension, stroke and certain cancers. Obesity is mainly characterized by an excess accumulation of white adipose tissues; therefore, inhibiting adipogenesis is an anti-obesity strategy. This review aims to discuss the different stages of adipocyte development, and the potentials of targeting adipogenesis with natural products or
more » ... cals. Strategies to increase the efficacy of using the natural products to target adipogenesis will also be discussed. Pluripotent stem cells Multipotent mesenchymal precursors Preadipocytes Mature adipocytes commits to the adipocyte lineage differentiate Fibroblast-like Round, enlarge, triglycerides droplets accumulate in cytoplasm Morphological changes Figure 1: Stages in adipocyte differentiation. Citation: Kwan HY, Su T, Fu X, Tse AKW, Fong WF, et al. (2015) Herbal Remedies against Adipogenesis. J Alt Med Res 1(1): http://dx.
doi:10.19104/jamr.2015.105 fatcat:by622ltdgnc7lmygp24bqzlkii