Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, May 19th, 2003
"Adipose tissue consists of mature adipocytes and endothelial cells, which are all supported by the extracellular matrix. Adipose tissue development is closely associated with angiogenesis. However, the adipocyte-endothelial cell interaction is unclear," scientists in Japan report.
"To address this issue, we examined the effects of endothelial cells on the growth, apoptosis, and differentiation of mature adipocytes in three-dimensional collagen gel culture of the adipocytes with or without rat lung endothelial (RLE) cells," they said.
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