Adipose tissue is held together by reticular fibers.
Reticular connective tissue resembles areolar connective tissue, but the only fibers in its matrix are reticular fibers, which form a delicate network along which fibroblasts called reticular cells lie scattered. Although reticular fibers are widely distributed in the body, reticular tissue is limited to certain sites. It forms a labyrinth-like stroma (literally, "bed or "mattress"), or internal framework, that can support many free blood cells (large lymphocytes) in lymph nodes, the spleen, and red bone marrow.
There are more than 20 types of reticular fibres. In Reticular Connective Tissue type III collagen/reticular fiber (100-150nm in diameter) is the major fiber component. It forms the architectural framework of; liver, adipose tissue, bone marrow, spleen, basement membrane to name a few
WIPO PUBLISHES PATENT FOR "BENDING-PROOF RUBBER MAT CONTAINING RETICULAR TISSUE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME" (SOUTH KOREAN INVENTOR)
Feb 19, 2012; GENEVA, Feb. 19 -- Publication No. WO/2012/021037 was published on Feb. 16. Title of the invention: "BENDING-PROOF RUBBER MAT...