Fat Cells Send Mitochondrial Distress Signals to the Heart
Fat Cells Send Mitochondrial Distress Signals to the Heart
Vesicles containing fragments of the organelles released from stressed adipocytes protect the heart against oxygen deprivation, a study in mice shows.
Fat Cells Send Mitochondrial Distress Signals to the Heart
Fat Cells Send Mitochondrial Distress Signals to the Heart

Vesicles containing fragments of the organelles released from stressed adipocytes protect the heart against oxygen deprivation, a study in mice shows.

Vesicles containing fragments of the organelles released from stressed adipocytes protect the heart against oxygen deprivation, a study in mice shows.

adipocyte
Fat Tissue Reorganizes During Pregnancy
Fat Tissue Reorganizes During Pregnancy
Catherine Offord | Aug 1, 2021
Researchers identify a protein that promotes changes in adipose tissue in vitro and in pregnant mice and may help protect against gestational diabetes in humans.
Infographic: How Pregnancy Changes Fat Tissue
Infographic: How Pregnancy Changes Fat Tissue
Catherine Offord | Aug 1, 2021
Researchers propose a mechanism by which a protein produced in the placenta may trigger blood vessel growth and enlarge fat cells.
Fat Tissue Can Help Cancer Cells Proliferate, Metastasize
Fat Tissue Can Help Cancer Cells Proliferate, Metastasize
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2019
Researchers disentangle how adipocytes communicate with prostate tumors in mice.
Infographic: How Fat Cells Influence Tumor Growth
Infographic: How Fat Cells Influence Tumor Growth
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2019
Mice that lack p62 in their fat cells grow more tumors than animals that have a functioning version of the protein.
Image of the Day: Organ Crosstalk
Image of the Day: Organ Crosstalk
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 19, 2019
Zooming in on the ovarioles of Drosophila could reveal links between muscles, nutrition, and the development of eggs.
Infographic: The Fate of Fat Cells During Breastfeeding
Infographic: The Fate of Fat Cells During Breastfeeding
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2018
See how the cells accommodate milk production in mouse mammary tissue.
Fat Cells Shrink to Make Room for Milk in Breastfeeding Mouse Moms
Fat Cells Shrink to Make Room for Milk in Breastfeeding Mouse Moms
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2018
Adipocytes lose their lipids and reprogram themselves into stem cells during lactation, then turn back into fat cells after pups wean.
Fat Cells Travel to Heal Wounds in Flies
Fat Cells Travel to Heal Wounds in Flies
Kerry Grens | Feb 27, 2018
Previously considered immobile, these cells swoop in to seal epithelial holes and clean up cellular detritus.