Adipocytes

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Adipocytes are cells specialised in storing energy as fat, mainly triglycerides, in organelles called lipid droplets. There are two major types of adipocytes in mammals: white adipocytes contain one large lipid droplet and are involved in fat storage, whereas brown adipocytes have many smaller lipid droplets and numerous mitochondria that generate energy, maintaining body temperature.

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