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Adipose tissue recruitment of leukocytes.


Anderson EKEmily K , Gutierrez DA Dario A , Hasty AH Alyssa H . Current opinion in lipidology. 2010 6 ; 21(3). 172-7


In December of 2003, two seminal articles describing the presence of macrophages in obese adipose tissue were published. These adipose tissue macrophages (ATMs) are inflammatory and promote local and systemic insulin resistance. Due to the continuing rise in obesity around the world, understanding how these ATMs contribute to metabolic disorders is of much interest.