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Functional diversity of human adipose tissue revealed by spatial mapping

By mapping the spatial organization of adipose tissue, Bäckdahl and colleagues identify adipocyte progenitor structures as well as three subclasses of adipocytes with different molecular functions, including insulin sensitivity and leptin signalling.

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Fig. 1: Mapping the microarchitecture of human adipose tissue.

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Scheele, C., Wolfrum, C. Functional diversity of human adipose tissue revealed by spatial mapping. Nat Rev Endocrinol 17, 713–714 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41574-021-00582-2

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