adipocyte

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adipocyte

[′a·də·pə‚sīt]
(cell biology)
An animal cell that stores fat.
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Generally, the adipose tissue is composed in large part of adipose cells and the adipose cells could be divided into white adipose cells and brown adipose cells that differ in the microscopic morphologies and functions (Saito 1997).
Therefore, the practical goals of treatment are to produce good-quality bone (osteogenesis) and to inhibit production of the abnormal adipose cell intruders (adipogenesis).
The activation of the nuclear receptor PPAR[gamma] has a strong effect on the differentiation of adipose cells and is involved in the differentiation of all types of fat cells.
21] This distinguishes them from lipomas, which are usually surrounded by a connective tissue capsule and are filled with mature adipose cells.
Third, these cells appear to direct surrounding cells to regenerate the architecture of adipose (fat) tissue, even directing the differentiation of white blood cells such as macrophages to become adipose cells.
To determine whether Magnolia dealbata and its active compounds stimulate the glucose uptake by adipose cells, the 2-NBDG uptake by terminally differentiated 3T3-F442A and human subcutaneous adipocytes was assayed in the presence of MDE, HK, and MG.
In our case, adipose cells were surrounded by dense collagenous bundles characteristics of fibrolipoma.
Cardiac lipomas are very rare benign tumors of encapsulated mature adipose cells.
1) Renal angiomyolipoma is one of these benign tumors, classically a triphasic tumor with varying amounts of myoid spindle cells, adipose cells, and dysmorphic vessels.
LPT3-04 appears to target fat cells and, specifically, induce apoptosis in white adipose cells.
The stem cells are able to produce many different types of cells including cardiac, vascular, muscle, bone, adipose cells and cartilage in the laboratory.
Spot 14 is a thyroid-hormone-inducible protein that transduces signals for fatty acid synthesis in normal lactating mammary cells, as well as in normal hepatic and adipose cells.