Adipose Tissue

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Adipose Tissue is fat storing tissue in the body, made up of adipocytes, which makes up about 90% of the fat in the body mostly in the subcutaneous deposits.

Adipose tissue is commonly known simply as "fat" or "body fat." This tissue plays a major role in energy homeostatis, its main function to store energy as fat in the body for later use. It also serves as an important endocrine organ by producing hormones such as leptin, resistin, and the cytokines. There are two types of this tissue: white adipose tissue (WAT) and brown adipose tissue (BAT).

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Last updated 17 Jul 2016 22:26

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