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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 study showed that adenosine, a metabolite released when the body was under stress or during an inflammatory response, stopped the process of adipogenesis, when adipose (fat) stem cells differentiated into adult fat cells.
Growth in fat cell size for Group C, which was given trehalose solution to drink, was inhibited (fat cell diameter: 60-70 micrometer).
But they can't dissolve as many fat cells as are needed to lose drastic weight in a few sessions," says Dr Amit Gupta, plastic and cosmetic surgeon, Sama Hospital.
Even though they were grown in a lab, from other cells, they burn energy similar to normal brown fat cells.
This very negative perception of fat tissue does not necessarily promote a healthy lifestyle, however, as fat cells are an important contributor to a number of bodily functions.
Because this type of fat can burn off calories -- rather than store them, as "white fat" cells do -- beige fat cells might spawn new therapies for obesity and diabetes, according to researchers led by Bruce Spiegelman, PhD, of Dana-Farber.
Leptin is normally produced by fat cells, or adipocytes, but is somehow prevented from interfering with the accumulation of surplus fat.
Perry, MD, FACS, a New Jersey based board-certified plastic surgeon, is the first physician in the Central New Jersey region to offer UltraShape(TM), a revolutionary treatment recently FDA cleared for Fat Cell Destruction.
Using a cutting-edge atomic force microscope and other microscopy technologies, they were able to observe the material composition of the transforming fat cell, which became stiffer as it expanded.
New research involved overfeeding men and women and measuring body fat and fat cell size before and after the regime.
Changes in fat mass in adulthood can be attributed mainly to changes in fat cell volume, not an increase in the actual number of fat cells.
The newly isolated beige fat cells are a type of brown fat cell that is distinct from the classic brown fat most highly studied in small mammals and human infants.