lipidization

lipidization

(lip″id-ĭ-zā′shŏn)
1. Transforming a molecule (esp. a drug) to be more fat-soluble.
2. Infiltration of a malignant mass by cells with a high fat content.
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Cerebellar liponeurocytoma is a rare neoplasm composed of neurocytic cells with variable degrees of tumor cell lipidization.
In those areas of lipidization, the tumor nuclei are displaced and compressed to the periphery of the cell, causing the tumor cells to resemble mature adipocytes.
Throughout the tumor, there are changes represented by areas of hyalinosis, cystic degeneration, and lipidization.
Wei-Chiang Shen, PhD, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Southern California, was named the Eurand Award Grand Prize winner for his work on a reversible lipidization method that enables the oral delivery of peptide drugs.
The effects of emollients include hydration, barrier repair, cooling, protection and lipidization.
Microscopically, PXA is characterized by neoplastic astrocytes that show marked nuclear pleomorphism, rare-to-absent mitotic figures, nuclear pseudoinclusions, and variable lipidization.