lipocyte

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lipocyte

(ˈlɪpəˌsaɪt; ˈlaɪpəˌsaɪt)
n
(Biology) a fat-storing cell found in the liver
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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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The drugs work by transforming white adipose tissue, which is made of fat-storing cells, into brown adipose tissue, which burns fat.
Caption: Adipose tissue, a collection of fat-storing cells (red) surrounded by connective tissue (yellow), has its own supply of blood and immune cells.
The compounds work by binding to one of the body's natural molecules called Rev-erba, which influences lipid and glucose metabolism in the liver, the production of fat-storing cells and the response of macrophages (cells that remove dying or dead cells) during inflammation.