Improved methodologies for the study of adipose biology: insights gained and opportunities ahead.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Adipocyte differentiation and function have become areas of intense focus in the field of energy metabolism; however, understanding the role of specific genes in the establishment and maintenance of fat cell function can be challenging and complex. In this review, we offer practical guidelines for the study of adipocyte development and function. We discuss improved cellular and genetic systems for the study of adipose biology and highlight recent insights gained from these new approaches.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wang, QA; Scherer, PE; Gupta, RK

Published Date

  • April 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 55 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 605 - 624

PubMed ID

  • 24532650

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3966696

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1539-7262

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1194/jlr.R046441


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States