Determination of adipocyte size by computer image analysis.

  title={Determination of adipocyte size by computer image analysis.},
  author={H Carrie Chen and Robert V Farese},
  journal={Journal of lipid research},
  volume={43 6},
Methods that allow rapid and accurate determination of adipocyte size are important to studies of energy and glucose metabolism. The direct measurement of adipocyte size by microscopy is widely used, although the method is tedious and time consuming. Computer-assisted image analysis can overcome most of the disadvantages associated with this technique. We report a new method for determining adipocyte size by measuring the cross-sectional area of adipocytes with computer image analysis. This… CONTINUE READING

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