Connective tissue consisting mainly of fat cells, specialized to synthesize and contain large globules of fat, within a structural network of fibres. It is found mainly under the skin but also in deposits between the muscles, in the intestines and in their membrane folds, around the heart, and elsewhere. The fat stored in this tissue comes from dietary fats or is produced in the body. It acts as a fuel reserve for times of starvation or great exertion, helps conserve body heat, and forms pads between organs.
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Adipose Fatty Acid Composition and Rate of Incorporation of [alpha]-Linolenic Acid Differ between Normal and Lipoprotein Lipase-Deficient Cats1,2
Dec 01, 2006; Abstract Normal adiposity occurs in humans and mice deficient of adipose lipoprotein lipase (LPL) activity. Subnormal...
The adipose renin-angiotensin system modulates systemic markers of insulin sensitivity and activates the intrarenal renin-angiotensin system.(Research Article)
Jan 01, 2006; Background. The adipose tissue renin-angiotensin system (RAS) contributes to regulation of fat mass and may also impact...