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Definition of the noun Adipocyte

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noun - plural: adipocytes

  1. [cytology] a type of cell, present in adipose tissue, where fat is stored as a source of energy

Specialised definition of the noun Adipocyte

Glossary of anatomy

a cell that stores energy as fat


  1. Adipocyte: Adipocytes, also known as lipocytes and fat cells, are the cells that primarily compose adipose tissue, specialized in storing energy as fat.
    • also known as Vetcel, 脂肪細胞
  2. Adipocyte: Fat-storing cells found mostly in the abdominal cavity and subcutaneous tissue.

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Google previewFatty Acid and Lipotoxicity in Obesity and Diabetes (2008)

Novartis Foundation Symposium by Novartis Foundation

Having long been viewed largely as a passive storage depot for energy in times of plenty and a fuel reservoir called upon in times of need, the discovery that the adipocyte is an active participant in the control mechanisms for both energy ...

Google previewPathobiology of Human Disease (2014)

A Dynamic Encyclopedia of Disease Mechanisms

The adipocyte is a specialized cell characterized by intracellular stores of lipid in the form of lipid droplets. It is the major constituent of adipose tissue, an organ primarily thought to be a reservoir of excess energy that can be used in times when ...

Google previewThe Cancer Degradome (2008)

Proteases and Cancer Biology by Dylan Edwards, Gunilla Hoyer-Hansen, Francesco Blasi, B.F. Sloane

Nevertheless, the adipocyte is an excellent candidate to play a role in influencing tumor behavior through heterotypic signaling processes and might prove to be critical for tumor survival, growth, and metastasis (Iyengar et al. 2003, Manabe et ...

Google previewNovel Insights into Adipose Cell Functions (2010)

by Karine Clément, Bruce M. Spiegelman

While the adipocyte is a very sturdy cell type that displays a very long half-life in vivo under normal conditions, it can be prone to high levels of stress if the cellular and Adipose Tissue Dysfunction: A Multistep Process 73.

Google previewMedical Terminology (2013)

An Illustrated Guide by Barbara J. Cohen, Ann DePetris

An adipocyte is a cell that stores proteins. 49. Hydrophobia is an aversion to fj .

Google previewHandbook of Nutrition and Pregnancy (2008)

by Carol J. Lammi-Keefe, Sarah C. Couch, Elliot Philipson

Since the adipocyte is an additional source of progesterone, hormone levels would be maintained, inhibiting the activation of prolactin. Fortunately, this delay in lactation is observed initially but has no relationship with the length of the period ...

Google previewThe Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Growth and Development (1998)

by Stanley J. Ulijaszek, Francis E. Johnston, Michael A. Preece

Adipose tissue cellularity The pattern of BMI by age reflects the development of adipocyte cellularity: cell size increases during the first year of life and then decreases. Subsequently, cell number starts to increase from the age of 8 years. On the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Pharmacology

by Stefan Offermanns

Glucose GLUT-4 /Glucose uptak Adipocyte Antidiabetic Drugs other than Insulin. Figure 4 Thiazolidinediones stimulate the PPARy moiety of the PPARyRXR nuclear receptor complex, which then binds to a response element, leading to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine and Health (2011)

by James M. Rippe

IL-6 affects adipocyte fat metabolism by decreasing lipoprotein lipase activity and increasing lipolysis, thereby increasing FFA levels. In addition, IL-6 is capable of directly and/or indirectly increasing hepatic glucose and triglyceride output.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, and Informatics (2008)

by George P. Rédei

▷ancient DNA Adipocyte: Fat storage cell; it is used as a depository of excess caloric intake or reserve when expenditure exceeds intake of calories. The white adipose stores energy as triglycerides, the brown adipose tissue is involved in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of International Sports Studies (2010)

by Roger Bartlett, Chris Gratton, Christer Rolf

Adipocyte triglycerides are the greatest source of fatty ...

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

adipocyte n a fat (adipose) cell (Figure A.4). Able to store fat as triglycerides (triacylglycerol). adiponectin n a hormone produced by adipose tissue, which may ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Animal Science (Print) (2004)

by Wilson G. Pond

Fetal adipocyte development is spatially and temporally related to capillary development.[2] Although angiogenesis appears to be linked to adipo- genesis, the major regulators of angiogenesis have not been examined in meat animal adipose ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Farm Animal Nutrition (2004)

by M. F. Fuller

Adipocyte diameter can vary over threefold depending on lipid content, which varies between the adipose tissue sites in the body. (NJB) Adipose tissue There are two types of adipose tissue: white and brown. White adipose tissue (WAT) is the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Biological Chemistry (2013)

It is commanded by the central nervous system and the orthosympathetic fibers innervating each brown adipocyte.

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

adipocyte. n. see ADIPOSE TISSUE. adipose. tissue. fibrous *connective tissue packed with masses of fat cells (adipocytes). In human adults it consists mostly of white fat (see also BROWN FAT). It forms a thick layer under the skin and occurs ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Biomedicine (2010)

by John Lackie

adipocyte A mesenchymal cell with large lipid-filled ...

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Small photo of Small adipocyte lobule located in a connective tissue. A small nerve is located in the upper right corner. Light micrograph. H&E stain. More...

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