Fat cells.

  title={Fat cells.},
  author={Timothy G. Ramsay},
  journal={Endocrinology and metabolism clinics of North America},
  volume={25 4},
The adipocyte is a metabolically active cell that functions to store energy for times of energy deprivation or enhanced need. Obesity is characterized by increased lipid accumulation and turnover compared with the nonobese state. Both triglyceride synthesis and lipolysis are regulated metabolic processes in the adipocyte. Current research on the metabolic activities of the human adipocyte focus on plasma triglyceride hydrolysis and uptake of fatty acids by LPL, esterification of these fatty… CONTINUE READING
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