Fat in flames: influence of cytokines and pattern recognition receptors on adipocyte lipolysis.

  title={Fat in flames: influence of cytokines and pattern recognition receptors on adipocyte lipolysis.},
  author={Ryan W. Grant and Jacqueline M. Stephens},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism},
  volume={309 3},
  • R. GrantJ. Stephens
  • Published 1 August 2015
  • Biology
  • American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism
Adipose tissue has the largest capacity to store energy in the body and provides energy through the release of free fatty acids during times of energy need. Different types of immune cells are recruited to adipose tissue under various physiological conditions, indicating that these cells contribute to the regulation of adipose tissue. One major pathway influenced by a number of immune cells is the release of free fatty acids through lipolysis during both physiological (e.g., cold stress) and… 

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