lipocyte


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lipocyte

 [lip´o-sīt]
1. a fat cell.
2. a fat-storing cell of the liver.

fat-stor·ing cell

a multilocular fat-filled cell present in the perisinusoidal space in the liver.
See also: Ito cells.
Synonym(s): lipocyte

lipocyte

/lipo·cyte/ (-sīt)
1. a fat cell.
2. a fat-storing cell of the liver.

fat-stor·ing cell

(fat-stōr'ing sel)
A multilocular fat-filled cell present in the perisinusoidal space in the liver.
Synonym(s): lipocyte.

lipocyte

a fat cell.
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The response of rat liver perisinusoidal lipocytes to polypeptide growth regulator changes with their transdifferentiation into myofibroblast-like cells in culture.
1,3,5-7) Others believe that they are actually hamartomas, based on the presence of mature lipocytes (2,7,8) Duhig and Ayer, in their investigation of 61 angioleiomyomas, considered them to be vascular hamartomas.
Human hepatic lipocytes synthesize tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases, 1: implications for regulation of matrix degradation in liver.
2006) while PPAR [gamma] agonists predispose the development of lipocytes at the cost of osteoblasts.