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How Air Pollution May Disrupt Metabolic Function

July 11, 2011 - Particle and Fibre Toxicology - Ambient Particulate Air Pollution Induces Oxidative Stress and Alterations of Mitochondria and Gene Expression in Brown and White Adipose Tissues - Zhaobin Xu, Xiaohua Xu, Mianhua Zhong, Ian P. Hotchkiss, Ryan P. Lewandowski, James G. Wagner, Lori A. Bramble, Yifeng Yang, Aixia Wang, Jack R. Harkema, Morton Lippmann, Sanjay Rajagopalan, Lung-Chi Chen, Qinghua Sun

Ambient Particulate Air Pollution Induces Oxidative Stress and Alterations of Mitochondria and Gene Expression in Brown and White Adipose Tissues

Prior studies have demonstrated a link between air pollution and metabolic diseases such as type II diabetes. Changes in adipose tissue and its mitochondrial content/function are closely associated with the development of insulin resistance and attendant metabolic complications.

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