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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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Modulation of hepatic lipocyte proteoglycan synthesis and proliferation by Kupffer cell-derived transforming growth factors type beta 1 and type alpha.
Chung, "Interferon gamma inhibits lipocyte activation and extracellular matrix mRNA expression during experimental liver injury: implications for treatment of hepatic fibrosis," Journal of Investigative Medicine, vol.
Zheng, "Nrf2 activation is required for curcumin to induce lipocyte phenotype in hepatic stellate cells," Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, vol.
The pathogenesis of glucocorticoid-induced osteonecrosis may involve intravascular thrombotic occlusion, extravascular lipid deposition by fat emboli, increased intraosseous lipocyte size, or any combination of these.
Trauma alone, like acupuncture, may induce lipoatrophy, possibly via secretion of cytokines by macrophages that enhance lipocyte catabolism and inhibit lipogenesis.
Lipocytic tumors are neoplastic processes originating from lipocytes. They are classified by their location, benign or malignant behavior, and encapsulated or infiltrative nature.
(1994) reported that lipoma revealed normal lipocytes or in absence of cells had lipids.
In the chronic stage, proliferation of fibroblastic cells and collagen dense fibrous tissue gradually replace the lipocytes of the interstitial matrix.
Spindle cell lipomas are lipomas made up of lipocytes and spindle cells.
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.
[1,4] Lipomas are benign tumours that are composed of mature lipocytes. Frequent sites of occurrence are trunk and extremities.
PI3K and AKT are downstream effectors of insulin signaling and are important signaling molecules in the regulation of glycogen metabolism in myocytes, lipocytes, and hepatocytes.