white adipose tissue


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white adipose tissue

[¦wīt ‚ad·ə‚pōs ′tish·ü]
(histology)
The most common type of adipose tissue, representing stored food reserves and thermal and physical insulation.
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Your body still has far too much white adipose tissue, and you are being exposed to far too much chronic inflammation.
A CLA-dependent decrease in mRNA levels of PPAR[gamma] was seen in interscapular brown adipose tissue of both strains and in white adipose tissue of mice (Takahashi et al.
Obesity-associated inflammation is characterized by recruitment of macrophages (MPhi) into white adipose tissue (WAT) and production of inflammatory cytokines, leading to the development of insulin resistance.
The researchers also observed that there were far more white adipose tissue cells (called adipose stromal cells) in obese mice than in lean mice and thus turned their focus on the role of these cells.
Indeed, activated STAT-3 in white adipose tissue (WAT) of normal rats was less on a 60% high fat diet (HFD) than on 4% fat, despite a 10-fold higher plasma leptin.
The age-related inverse relationship between ob and lipogenic enzymes genes expression in rat white adipose tissue.
Researchers observed that Adipotide treatment "appears to improve white adipose tissue (WAT) functionOeven while adipose mass is reduced" and "results in improved WAT hormone secretion, plasma lipids, plasma amino acids and WAT gene expression.
In earlier preclinical research, obese mice lost about 30 percent of their body weight with the drug, Adipotide, which acts drug acts on white adipose tissue, the scientific name for the unhealthy type of fat that accumulates under the skin and around the abdomen, and is a disease and mortality predictor.