fat cell

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fat cell

[′fat ‚sel]
(histology)
The principal component of adipose connective tissue; two types are yellow fat cells and brown fat cells.
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1992) Activation of rat liver perisinusoidal lipocytes by transforming growth factors derived from myofibroblastlike cells.
Histopathological examination showed well differentiated lipocytes, acidophilic finely vacuolated cells and interlacing bundles of fibroblasts and closely packed polyhedral cells of single layer fat globule.
Benign lipomas can be distinguished from well-differentiated liposarcomas because the former lack atypical lipocytes, lipoblasts, and cytologic evidence of pleomorphism, and because they are encapsulated and noninvasive.
Among all cellular types in the sinusoids, special attention should be given to stellate cells or lipocytes, which produce the largest amount of serum laminin.
Histologically, these tumors show lipoblasts (irregularly shaped cells with hyperchromatic nuclei) and lipocytes.
The ad says the product can "facilitate penetration of theophylline into and through the skin, all the way down to the fat tissues, which are special cells known as lipocytes or adipcytes that contain fat.
This unpublished work, he told SCIENCE NEWS, indicates that lecithin breaks down fibrous tissue formed when alcohol "transforms" the liver's lipocytes (cells that normally store vitamin A) into scar-tissue factories.
2,7) Oil red O stain for lipocytes and Bodian stain for neural material are negative.