Adipose tissue: cell heterogeneity and functional diversity.

  title={Adipose tissue: cell heterogeneity and functional diversity.},
  author={Montserrat Esteve R{\`a}fols},
  journal={Endocrinologia y nutricion : organo de la Sociedad Espanola de Endocrinologia y Nutricion},
  volume={61 2},
There are two types of adipose tissue in the body whose function appears to be clearly differentiated. White adipose tissue stores energy reserves as fat, whereas the metabolic function of brown adipose tissue is lipid oxidation to produce heat. A good balance between them is important to maintain energy homeostasis. The concept of white adipose tissue has radically changed in the past decades, and is now considered as an endocrine organ that secretes many factors with autocrine, paracrine, and… CONTINUE READING

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