Distribution and development of brown adipocytes in the murine and human adipose organ.

  • Frontini A
  • Cinti S
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Abstract

Murine white and brown adipocytes are found together in dissectible visceral and subcutaneous fat depots supplied by specific vessels and nerves, forming a multi-depot organ with plastic properties. Many of the anatomo-physiological features of murine fat depots apply to humans.

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  • Adipocytes
  • Adipose Tissue
  • Adipose Tissue: cytology
  • Animals
  • Brown
  • Brown: physiology
  • Brown: ultrastructure
  • Electron
  • Humans
  • Mice
  • Microscopy
  • Species Specificity

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Authors

  • Andrea Frontini

  • Saverio Cinti

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