Adipose tissue contains a large portion of stem cells that are primarily derived from the stromal cell fraction or from the dedifferentiation of mature (lipid-filled) adipocytes. Stem cells that may give rise to adipocytes are also derived from skeletal muscle, bone and a variety of other tissues. Knowledge of these cells may prove beneficial in cell-based therapies for tissue repair, regeneration, or engineering.

stnefan andrzej, stefan, ziomal, andy
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When are cells different?

When an adipocyte is isolated from adipose tissue, will it reflect its in vivo physiology continually (with cell passage) over time in vitro?

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Melinda Fernyhough Culver: The answer may depend on the cell's milieu I think.

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