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Nutrición Hospitalaria

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ALCALA-HERNANDEZ, Claudia Fabiola et al. Advances in pharmacological and phytochemical adipogenesis therapy. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2015, vol.32, n.2, pp.545-555. ISSN 1699-5198.

The main function of the adipocyte is lipid storage when there is a positive energy balance and lipid release when there is and energy deficiency. One characteristic of obesity is an increase in the number and size of adipocytes, which implies pre adipocyte (PAD) differentiation. The adipose tissue (AT) has its origins in the prenatal stage and may continue to expand during adulthood from precursor cells since mature adipocytes cannot multiply by cell division. This study provide updates on the events that occur during the origin and differentiation of PAD, the factors involved in the regulation of adipogenesis and mechanisms that regulate physiological functions of AT.

Keywords : Preadipocyte; Adipocyte diferentiation; Origin; Adipogenesis.

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