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White adipose tissue



Type of adipose tissue found in mammals used to store energy and acts as thermal insulator that help maintain body temperature. Its cells have receptors for insulin, growth hormones, norepinephrine and glucocorticoids.


In humans, the white adipose tissue is about 20% of the body weight in men and 25% of the body weight in women.

Abbreviation: WAT

Compare: brown adipose tissue

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adipose tissue - urgent help

I have 3 questions, 1. Can white adipocytes oxidise glucose or is it just brown ... metabolism. 3.In paracrine signalling in adipose tissue, do signals pass from only from adipocytes to stromal-vascular ...

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by Juanita1
Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: adipose tissue - urgent help
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HISTOLOGY - help with identifying connective tissue

... see that it is obviously a loose connective tissue but we are not sure from which organ :? I don't think that those white circles are adipose. They are definitely too big for a single fat cell and ...

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by Dr.Stein
Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:43 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: HISTOLOGY - help with identifying connective tissue
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I think this is what I wanted to know before :)

We have two kind of fat tissues: white adipose tissue and brown adipose tissue. The white adipose tissue stores ...

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by jolileia
Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:17 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Questions about fat
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Views: 5665

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