The adipocyte life cycle hypothesis.

  title={The adipocyte life cycle hypothesis.},
  author={Jessica B Smith and Maha Al-Amri and Prabhakaran Dorairaj and Allan A Sniderman},
  journal={Clinical science},
  volume={110 1},
The adipocyte life cycle hypothesis states that the metabolic properties of an adipocyte vary predictably during its life cycle: that as an adipocyte matures, it accumulates triacylglycerol (triglyceride) and becomes larger; that the rates of triacylglycerol synthesis and lipolysis are matched within adipocytes and that larger adipocytes, in general, have greater rates of triacylglycerol synthesis and, concurrently, greater rates of lipolysis and, therefore, larger adipocytes have greater rates… CONTINUE READING
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