fat cell

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Synonyms for fat cell

cells composed of fat

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The researchers say the Hedgehog pathway keeps the fat cells from growing beyond a certain size.
Beige adipocytes are a distinct type of thermogenic fat cell in mouse and human.
Whether the low- energy from ultrasound or laser waves destroys the fat cells or changes the membrane of the fat cells is not known.
But when the scientists added both proteins to the myoblast, the cell created both myoblasts and brown fat cells.
This very negative perception of fat tissue does not necessarily promote a healthy lifestyle, however, as fat cells are an important contributor to a number of bodily functions.
The study, published in the journal Cell, found that beige fat cells - which burn caloric energy like "brown fat" cells - are specifically targeted by the hormone irisin.
The team discovered a molecule that blocks this metabolic brake from operating in obese white fat cells.
The research, conducted at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), found that a slight regulation in the length of primary cilia, small hair-like projections found on most cells, prevented the production of fat cells from human stem cells taken from adult bone marrow.
Now researchers have identified a common agricultural chemical that appears to qualify as an obesogen because it nudges gene expression and stem cell differentiation toward becoming a fat cell [EHP 120(12):1720-1726; Li et al.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists announced that they have isolated a new type of energy-burning fat cell in adult humans which they say may have therapeutic potential for treating obesity.
Our findings suggest that piperine, a major component of black pepper, inhibits fat cell differentiation thus leading to its potential use in the treatment of obesity-related diseases," writes researcher Ui-Hyun Park of Sejong University in Seoul, Korea, in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
New research involved overfeeding men and women and measuring body fat and fat cell size before and after the regime.
Team leader Dr Roger Unger, director of the Touchstone Center for Diabetes Research at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre in Dallas, said, 'The structure of the cells changed from the normal appearance of a fat cell to a very novel cell that's really never been seen before.
CoolSculpting utilizes patented technology of precisely controlled cooling to reduce the temperature of fat cells in the treated area, which is intended to cause fat cell elimination through a natural biological process known as apoptosis.
They explained that fat gain is due mainly to increased fat cell size and each fat cell grows bigger so that it can hold larger fat droplets.