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adipocyte

[′a·də·pə‚sīt]
(cell biology)
An animal cell that stores fat.
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OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to study the effects of POPs on human adipose cells and rodent AT.
Michael Gabriel comments on this study, "It's important to see how adipose cells differ in lean and overweight children.
21] This distinguishes them from lipomas, which are usually surrounded by a connective tissue capsule and are filled with mature adipose cells.
This study demonstrates that an ethanolic extract of Magnolia dealbata seeds (MDE) and its components HK and MG stimulate the glucose uptake in adipose cells and propose for the first time a mechanism for the antidiabetic properties of these plant preparations.
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.
On histologic study, typical JAG and CPA lipomas contain mature adipose cells and varying degrees of fibrovascular tissue.
Adipose cells are located all over your body, but most are located just under your skin.
Using adipose cells as the starting cell population and mTeSR[TM]1, a defined medium that allows the expansion of human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells without the use of feeders, the researchers were able to fully reprogram the cells to the pluripotent state.
They found that when children become obese, beginning as early as age six, there was an increase in the number of adipose cells, and that they are larger in size than the cells found in the bodies of lean children.
This patent pertains to diode laser application applied to the body surface for the purpose of liquefying fats in adipose cells.