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J Bacteriol Virol. 2016 Dec;46(4):343-348. Korean.
Published online December 31, 2016.
Copyright © 2016 The Korean Society for Microbiology and The Korean Society of Virology
Inflammation in Obesity
Minhwa Park and So-Youn Woo
Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.

Corresponding author: Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, 1071 Anyangcheon-ro, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul, 07985, Korea. Phone: +82-2-2650-5737, Fax: +82-2-2653-8891, Email:
Received October 20, 2016; Revised November 13, 2016; Accepted November 16, 2016.

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Obesity that caused by high-fat diet, heredity, drinking, or lack of exercise is related to metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease and it becomes a serious social problem. Although obesity shows low-grade chronic inflammation which induces from immune response in adipose tissue, relation between inflammation and pathogenesis of obesity has not been incompletely understood. Therefore, study for immune response in obesity is essential to design effective therapeutic strategy.

Keywords: Inflammation; Obesity; Immune cell; Adipose tissue; Immune response


This work was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF-2016R1A2B4009182).

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