hrp0084p3-882 | Fat | ESPE2015

Adipocyte Fatty Acid Binding Protein is Related to Weight Status and Metabolic Risk Markers in Childhood Obesity

Kaepplinger Jakob , Petroff David , Herget Sabine , Reichardt Sandra , Grimm Andrea , Kratzsch Jurgen , Bluher Susann

Background: Adipocyte fatty acid binding protein (aFABP) regulates intracellular transport of fatty acids and seems to be involved in the pathogenesis of the Metabolic Syndrome. aFABP overproduction leads to increased cholesterol and triglyceride accumulation and to higher expression of pro-inflammatory genes. In adults aFABP seems to promote insulin resistance and atherosclerosis, and aFABP levels are significantly higher in obese compared to lean subjects. Fat mass, lipid ma...