cell

(redirected from fat cell)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Related to fat cell: bone cell, fat cell theory, Red blood cells

cell

(Enemy combatants), noun enemy group, exxremist group, rebel organization, saboteurs, subversives, unnerground extremists
Associated concepts: enemy combatants, justice courts, miliiary tribunals, Patriotic Act, prison cells, sleeper cell, terrorist cell

cell

(jail), noun cage, cella, chamber, compartment, confined room, confinement, cubicle, cubiculum, enclosed cage, incarceration, jailhouse, penitentiary, pound, prison, prison house, small cavity, small room, solitary abode
See also: chamber, jail, penitentiary, prison

CELL. A small room in a prison. See Dungeon.

References in periodicals archive ?
MSCs can differentiate into bone, cartilage, or fat cells; preadipocytes are precursor fat cells that mature into adipocytes in response to environmental cues.
The unique CoolSculpting procedure was developed by Harvard scientists and is based on the proven scientific principle that when fat cells are exposed to extreme cold, they die and are eliminated naturally from the body.
He further explained, however, the study indicated that a dysfunction resulting from stress or inflammation could disrupt the process of fat tissue development, which could have a negative impact on processes dependent on proper fat cell homeostasis.
The results showed that piperine interfered with the activity of genes responsible for forming new fat cells.
In order to examine trehalose's effectiveness in preventing metabolic syndrome, mice on a high-fat diet (HFD) were given trehalose and other saccharides for comparison to gauge its effect on fat cell hypertrophy, as well as other saccharides for comparison.
Whether the low- energy from ultrasound or laser waves destroys the fat cells or changes the membrane of the fat cells is not known.
But when the scientists added both proteins to the myoblast, the cell created both myoblasts and brown fat cells.
8) Abdominal tissue biopsies from 59 people were examined with respect to cell size, insulin sensitivity and the mRNA expression of lipidogenic genes responsible for fat cell lipid synthesis.
Researchers are looking into ways fat cells and fat metabolism are different in people with HIV.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists announced that they have isolated a new type of energy-burning fat cell in adult humans which they say may have therapeutic potential for treating obesity.
The ability to convert fat cells into fat-burning cells may suggest novel therapeutic strategies for obesity.