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Adipose tissue development, structure and function

Adipose tissue development, structure and function
Adipose tissue development, structure and function

One of the earliest reports of adipose tissue was made by the Swiss naturalist Conrad Gessner in 1551 (as translated by Cannon and Nedergaard [1]). However, the notion that adipose tissue was composed of living lipid-laden cells was hotly debated [2]. The past decades have seen a remarkable increase in our understanding of adipose biology and obesity (Fig.1). This trend is undoubtedly driven by the global epidemic of obesity and associated diseases. Adipose tissue is designed to function as the main long-term fuel-handling organ, and actively controls energy homeostasis. Adipose tissue stores excess fuel in the form of triglycerides and relinquishes these reserves during periods of nutritional deprivation.

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Springer New York
Sethi, Jaswinder K.
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Vidal-Puig, Antonio J.
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Ahima, Rexford S.
Sethi, Jaswinder K.
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Vidal-Puig, Antonio J.
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Ahima, Rexford S.

Sethi, Jaswinder K. and Vidal-Puig, Antonio J. (2011) Adipose tissue development, structure and function. In, Ahima, Rexford S. (ed.) Metabolic Basis of Obesity. Springer New York, pp. 53-68. (doi:10.1007/978-1-4419-1607-5_3).

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One of the earliest reports of adipose tissue was made by the Swiss naturalist Conrad Gessner in 1551 (as translated by Cannon and Nedergaard [1]). However, the notion that adipose tissue was composed of living lipid-laden cells was hotly debated [2]. The past decades have seen a remarkable increase in our understanding of adipose biology and obesity (Fig.1). This trend is undoubtedly driven by the global epidemic of obesity and associated diseases. Adipose tissue is designed to function as the main long-term fuel-handling organ, and actively controls energy homeostasis. Adipose tissue stores excess fuel in the form of triglycerides and relinquishes these reserves during periods of nutritional deprivation.

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Published date: 2011

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Local EPrints ID: 415307
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/415307
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ORCID for Jaswinder K. Sethi: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4157-0475

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Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 00:26

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Author: Antonio J. Vidal-Puig
Editor: Rexford S. Ahima

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