Nuevos enfoques moleculares: En la regulación de la adipogénesis. El papel de la conexina 43

Translated title of the contribution: New molecular approaches in adipogenesis regulation: The connexin 43 role

Diana Marcela Rojas-Gomez, Lisse Angarita Davila, Maria Alejandra Cohen-Massabo, Marcela Giacometto, Joselyn Rojas, Sandra Wilches-Duran, Modesto Graterol-Rivas, Marco Cerda, Julio Contreras-Velasquez, Rosemily Graterol-Silva, Maritza Torres, Rina Ortiz, Wilson Siguencia, Jorge Enrique Gonzalez-Casanova

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The global prevalence of obesity has been increased rapidly over the past few years mainly due to changes in the lifestyle of the population with a significant increase in energy consumption and decreased levels of physical activity. As a result, the scientific community is interested in a deeper understanding of the mechanisms that regulate the pathophysiology of obesity. In this context, adipogenesis process is an important target of study to understand the obesity and associated pathologies. Recently has been emerged important evidence that involve gap junction channel protein connexin 43 (C×43) in the regulation of processes related to adipogenesis, whose role is fundamentally anti-adipogenic. However, new functions of C×43 in the regulation of adipose tissue function also continued to emerge.

Translated title of the contributionNew molecular approaches in adipogenesis regulation: The connexin 43 role
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)86-91
Number of pages6
JournalArchivos Venezolanos de Farmacologia y Terapeutica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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