Culture of isolated human adipocytes and isolated adipose tissue.

@article{Carswell2012CultureOI,
  title={Culture of isolated human adipocytes and isolated adipose tissue.},
  author={Kirstin A. Carswell and Mi-Jeong Lee and Susan K. Fried},
  journal={Methods in molecular biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={806},
  pages={
          203-14
        }
}
Adipose tissue (AT) is no longer considered merely as insulation or padding for human organs. It is an endocrine organ in its own right, which includes composite cells with the ability to differentiate into multiple cell lines. In fact, there is increasing evidence to support the theory that the causation of obesity and its associated metabolic disorders originate at the cellular or tissue level. Adipocyte dysfunction and chronic inflammatory states are able to modulate triglyceride storage and… CONTINUE READING
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