Title: FGF receptor antagonism does not affect adipose tissue development in nutritionally induced obesity
Authors: Scroyen, Ilse *
Vranckx, Christine *
Lijnen, Roger # ×
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2014
Publisher: Landes Bioscience
Series Title: Adipocyte vol:3 issue:1 pages:46-49
Abstract: The fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-FGF receptor (FGFR) system plays a role in angiogenesis and maintenance of vascular integrity, but its potential role in adipose tissue related angiogenesis and development is still unknown. Administration of SSR, a low molecular weight inhibitor of multiple FGFRs, did not significantly affect body weight nor weight of subcutaneous or gonadal (GON) fat, as compared with pair-fed control mice. Adipocyte hypertrophy and reduced adipocyte density were only observed in GON adipose tissues of treated mice. Adipose tissue angiogenesis was not affected by SSR treatment, as normalized blood vessel density was comparable in adipose tissues of both groups. Blocking the FGF-FGFR system in vivo does not markedly affect adipose tissue development in mice with nutritionally induced obesity.
ISSN: 2162-3945
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Molecular and Vascular Biology
* (joint) first author
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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