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The evolution of mammalian adipose tissues

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Anatomical organization, genes and metabolic pathways in white, beige and brown adipose tissues are traced from their invertebrate origins through lower vertebrates to mammals and birds. Invertebrate storage organs and adipose tissues of lower vertebrates are also metabolic regulators. In large turtles, some depots are thermogenic or insulators. Reptilian, avian and mammalian adipocytes sort fatty acids, especially essential polyunsaturates. All mammals have numerous adipose depots, many wit...

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10.1007/978-3-319-52031-5

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
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Host title:
Adipose Tissue Biology
Place of publication:
Heidelberg and New York
Publication date:
2017-01-01
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745832
ISBN:
9783319520292

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