Fat Cells Shrink to Make Room for Milk in Breastfeeding Mouse Moms
Fat Cells Shrink to Make Room for Milk in Breastfeeding Mouse Moms
Adipocytes lose their lipids and reprogram themselves into stem cells during lactation, then turn back into fat cells after pups wean.
Fat Cells Shrink to Make Room for Milk in Breastfeeding Mouse Moms
Fat Cells Shrink to Make Room for Milk in Breastfeeding Mouse Moms

Adipocytes lose their lipids and reprogram themselves into stem cells during lactation, then turn back into fat cells after pups wean.

Adipocytes lose their lipids and reprogram themselves into stem cells during lactation, then turn back into fat cells after pups wean.

polar research, evolution, cell & molecular biology
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