The Role of B Lymphocyte Subsets in Adipose Tissue Development, Metabolism, and Aging

Nicole C. Fernandez, Kosaku Shinoda

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Abstract

Adipose tissue contains resident B lymphocytes (B cells) with varying immune functions and mechanisms, depending on the adipose depot type and location. The heterogeneity of B cells and their functions affect the immunometabolism of the adipose tissue in aging and age-associated metabolic disorders. B cells exist in categorizations of subsets that have developmental or phenotypic differences with varying functionalities. Subsets can be categorized as either protective or pathogenic depending on their secretion profile or involvement in metabolic maintenance. In this article, we summarized recent finding on the B cell heterogeneity and discuss how we can utilize our current knowledge of adipose resident B lymphocytes for potential treatment for age-associated metabolic disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalComprehensive Physiology
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Physiology (medical)

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