Adipose Tissue Biology

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Michael E. Symonds
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 20, 2011 - Medical - 414 pages
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This book is designed to provide a comprehensive insight into current perspectives and challenges in adipose tissue biology. In Adipose Tissue Biology, scientists and clinicians discuss adipocyte precursors, differentiation and growth, brown and white adipose tissue, gender, inflammation, dietary and genetic determinants of fat mass, together with evolutionary and developmental aspects of adiposity.
 

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Contents

Adipocyte Precursors Developmental Origins SelfRenewal and Plasticity
1
Adipocyte Differentiation
17
Brown Adipose Tissue
39
White Adipose Tissue
71
Sex Differences in Body Fat Distribution
123
Macrophages and Inflammation
167
Adipocyte Growth and Factors Influencing Adipocyte Life Cycle
195
The Evolution of Mammalian Adipose Tissue
227
Dietary Determinants of Fat Mass and Body Composition
271
The Genetic Determinants of Common ObesitySusceptibility
317
Early Origins of Obesity and Developmental Regulation of Adiposity
379
Index
409
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Michael E. Symonds is Professor of Developmental Physiology, Academic Child Health, Division of Human Development, School of Clinical Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.

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