lipocyte


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lipocyte

(ˈlɪpəˌsaɪt; ˈlaɪpəˌsaɪt)
n
(Biology) a fat-storing cell found in the liver

fat′ cell`



n.
a cell in loose connective tissue that is specialized for the synthesis and storage of fat. Also called adipocyte.
[1910–15]
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They proposed that the lipocyte is a precursor of the fibroblasts responsible for parenchymal fibrogenesis (i.
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Protein S-100 is a 21-kDa protein of high sensitivity (97%-100%) and less specificity for melanocytes, since its expression is possible in lipocytes, chondrocytes, macrophages, and Langerhans and dendritic cells.
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Histopathologic findings included a fibrous capsule, numerous thin-walled vessels engorged with erythrocytes, nests of lipocytes (Fig.
Lack of mechanical stress predominantly drove MSCs to be differentiated into lipocytes rather than OSTs, which is difficulty reversed to OST lineage, and vice-versa as described previously.
There were univacuolated lipocytes mixed with many multivacuolated lipoblasts (Fig.
2-4) Ischemic necrosis or other means of damage to lipocytes results in release of lipase, cholesterol, or other reactive materials, perpetuating a vicious cycle of inflammation.