The fat cell

Med Clin North Am. 1989 Jan;73(1):83-96. doi: 10.1016/s0025-7125(16)30693-9.


Investigations of how fat cells develop, store, and release energy, and what role they play in energy metabolism are presented. The importance of adipose tissue in the pathogenesis of obesity is considered.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adipose Tissue* / blood supply
  • Adipose Tissue* / metabolism
  • Adipose Tissue* / pathology
  • Animals
  • Cell Division
  • Humans
  • Lipid Metabolism
  • Lipid Mobilization
  • Obesity / metabolism
  • Obesity / pathology