Identification of White Adipocyte Progenitor Cells In Vivo

  title={Identification of White Adipocyte Progenitor Cells In Vivo},
  author={Matthew S Rodeheffer and Kıvanç Birsoy and Jeffrey M. Friedman},
The increased white adipose tissue (WAT) mass associated with obesity is the result of both hyperplasia and hypertrophy of adipocytes. However, the mechanisms controlling adipocyte number are unknown in part because the identity of the physiological adipocyte progenitor cells has not been defined in vivo. In this report, we employ a variety of approaches, including a noninvasive assay for following fat mass reconstitution in vivo, to identify a subpopulation of early adipocyte progenitor cells… CONTINUE READING
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