Insect fat body: energy, metabolism, and regulation.

Abstract

The fat body plays major roles in the life of insects. It is a dynamic tissue involved in multiple metabolic functions. One of these functions is to store and release energy in response to the energy demands of the insect. Insects store energy reserves in the form of glycogen and triglycerides in the adipocytes, the main fat body cell. Insect adipocytes can… (More)
DOI: 10.1146/annurev-ento-112408-085356

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