Taylor & Francis, Sep 1, 2001 - Medical - 201 pages
Today we know that white and brown adipocytes share many metabolic and molecular pathways, although their physiological function, i.e., energy storage and energy dissipation, respectively, are quite opposite for WAT (white adipose tissue) and BAT (brown adipose tissue). The authors in this book provide a comprehensive volume covering the whole range of topics of adipose biology from morphology to function, development to physiological and molecular regulation and heterogeneity. Their aim is specifically to tie together most recent findings on molecular mechanisms of adipocyte development and gene expression with the most important histological, physiological, and metabolic characteristics of the different adipose tissues.
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Faculty of Medicine Rowett Research Institute
Morphology of the Adipose Organ
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abdominal adipoblasts adipocyte differentiation adipogenesis adipogenic adipose cell adrenergic agonists animals B-AR BAT thermogenesis binding Biol Chem body fat brown adipocytes brown adipose tissue brown fat brown preadipocytes C/EBPO catecholamines cell lines Clin Invest cold exposure decrease denervation depots diabetes effect epididymal factor fat cells fat mass fatty acids function gene expression glucose growth hamsters Himms-Hagen hormone human adipose tissue hypothalamic IBAT increased induced inhibition injections innervation of WAT insulin resistance Int J Obes kinase leptin leptin receptor lipolysis lipolytic lipoprotein lipase LPL activity mitochondrial molecular mouse mRNA nerves neurons norepinephrine nucleus obese subjects obesity pathway Pharmacol Physiol physiological plasma PPARY preadipocytes precursor cells rats regulation response rodents role secretion SNS innervation stimulation studies subcutaneous adipose tissue sympathetic nervous system thermogenesis thermogenic transcription transgenic mice Trayhurn UCP1 UCP1 gene uncoupling protein vitro vivo weight white adipocytes white adipose tissue white fat