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adipocytes

Friday 15 April 2005

The storage and mobilization of lipid are central functions of fat cells.

Intracellular triglyceride storage droplets could be dynamic organelles.

The signaling events underlying lipid mobilization could alter protein trafficking to a specialized subset of these droplets.

Pathology

- adipocytic lesions
- adipocytic diseases
- adipocytic tumors

See also

- adipous tissue
- adipocytic differentiation

References

- Granneman JG, Moore HP. Location, location: protein trafficking and lipolysis in adipocytes. Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Jan-Feb;19(1):3-9. PMID: 18155916

- Shuldiner AR, Yang R, Gong DW. Resistin, obesity and insulin resistance—the emerging role of the adipocyte as an endocrine organ. N Engl J Med. 2001 Nov 1;345(18):1345-6. PMID: 11794158

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