Fat cells are more than only engergy stores of the human body. The fatty tissue is an endocrinologically active organ. The hormones produced by fat cells influence and regulate food intake and utilization.
Mediagnost offers well characerized and validated enzyme-linked sorbant assays for multitude of adipokines and related proteins.
The species-specifity of the employed antibodies varies, thus the assays originally designed for the measurement of human hormones can also be used to detect the homolog animal proteins. An overview about the cross reactivities is shown in this PDF.