Take-over: multiple mechanisms of inter-adipocyte communication.

  title={Take-over: multiple mechanisms of inter-adipocyte communication.},
  author={Guenter Mueller},
  journal={Journal of molecular cell biology},
  volume={3 6},
Adipose tissue mass in mammals is thought to expand with an increase in both volume and total number of the adipocytes. Recent findings suggest that in normal-weight as well as obese individuals, the adipocyte number is set during adolescence prior to adulthood, whereas the subsequent increase in size predominantly drives obesity. The simultaneous existence… CONTINUE READING