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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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The affected genes were involved in pathways related to fat metabolism and adipogenesis, suggesting the muscle stem cells from the rotator cuff are programmed to more easily become fat cells.
The major problem with this excess fat is that the fat cells, called adipocytes, do not function normally.
Because this method scans for radioactively labeled glucose uptake by fat cells, PET/CT reveals only the activated but not the total deposit of thermogenic fat cells in the body.
" Our bodies have millions of fat cells, some of which are targeted by these devices.
In addition to nutrient storage and their effect on body shape, fat cells or adipocytes provide an important cushioning role for visceral organs and the eyeball.
Part of the process by which calories are turned into fat involves adipogenesis, the differentiation of stem cells into fat cells.
The results showed that piperine interfered with the activity of genes responsible for forming new fat cells. Researchers say this benefit of black pepper sets up a chain reaction that helps keep the formation of fat in check in other ways as well.
Scientists found fat cells around the stomach and heart grew in size - but not in number.
Researchers transformed fat cells in rats by injecting the animals with a gene for leptin, a protein linked to metabolism and appetite.
6 (ANI): Good news for people who wish to eat fat and lose weight at the same time, as team of researchers has identified a pathway to prevent fat cells from growing larger that leads to weight gain and obesity.
Spiegelman has published a series of discoveries about the different fat cell types.
In his study, LLNL scientist Bruce Buchholz analyzed the uptake of carbon-14 in genomic DNA within fat cells to establish the dynamics of fat cell turnover.