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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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1993) Activation-dependent contractility of rat hepatic lipocytes in culture and in vivo.
Liposarcomas and spindle cell lipomas contain vacuolated lipoblasts and lipocytes, respectively.
This type of lobular panniculitis has characteristic histologic features of basophilic degeneration of lipocytes leading to formation of ghost cells, calcification and saponification of the dermal collagen and necrosis.
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.
2006) while PPAR [gamma] agonists predispose the development of lipocytes at the cost of osteoblasts.
2] Histomorphologically, chondroid lipoma is composed of mature lipocytes, lipoblast-like cells, and chondroblast-like cells embedded in a chondromyxoid matrix, closely mimicking myxoid liposarcoma and myxoid chondrosarcoma.