Dictionary » A » Adipocyte



(Science: pathology) An animal connective tissue cell specialised for the synthesis and storage of fat. Such cells are bloated with globules of triglycerides, the nucleus being displaced to one side and the cytoplasm seen as a thin line around the fat droplet.

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

Results from our forum

Thermal insulation by adipose tissue

... is now recognised as a highly active metabolic and endocrine organ. Great strides have been made in uncovering the multiple functions of the adipocyte in cellular and molecular detail, but it is essential to remember that adipose tissue normally operates as a structured whole. Its functions ...

See entire post
by einfopedia
Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Thermal insulation by adipose tissue
Replies: 6
Views: 8376

fat cells' structure

Could someone explain me how lipids are stored in an adipocyte? Which cellular structure actually stores hydrophobic lipids?

See entire post
by kk
Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: fat cells' structure
Replies: 1
Views: 2598

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 3,408 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link