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- Systems and Techniques for Studying Adipose Tissue Function Fawaz G Haj Nutrition Department Introduction to the Adipose Tissue Tools for

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Systems and Techniques for Studying Adipose Tissue Function Fawaz G. Haj Nutrition Department
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Introduction to the Adipose Tissue Tools for Studying Adipocytes Animal Studies Cell Biology Biochemistry
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Obesity and Diabetes Trends in the US Mokdad. JAMA . 2003;289:76-79 . 3 No Data No Data <10% <10% 10 10 -14% 14% 15 15 -19% 19% 20 20 -24% 24% 25 25 % Obesity Diabetes 1991 1991 2001 2001 1991 1991 2001 2001 No Data No Data <4% 4-6% 6% 7-8% 8% 9-10% 10% >10 >10 %
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Adipocyte: A fat cell, a connective tissue cell that has differentiated and become specialized in the synthesis (manufacture) and storage of fat. The adipocyte is important to the body in maintaining proper energy balance, storing calories in the form of lipids, mobilizing energy sources in response to hormonal stimulation, and commanding changes by signal secretions. Under the microscope, the adipocyte appears bloated with triglycerides.
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Adipose tissue Adipose tissue is specialized connective tissue that functions as the major storage site for fat in the form of triglycerides. Adipose tissue is found in mammals in two different forms: white adipose tissue and brown adipose tissue. The presence, amount, and distribution of each varies depending upon the species.
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2010 for the course NUT 72880 taught by Professor Clifford during the Fall '10 term at UC Davis.

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- Systems and Techniques for Studying Adipose Tissue Function Fawaz G Haj Nutrition Department Introduction to the Adipose Tissue Tools for

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