Sunday, November 27, 2011

Adipose Tissue

Adipose tissue is a special type of connective tissue specialized in lipid (fat) storage. It is formed by large cells, called adypocytes, with small extracellular matrix. It can be divided into a yellow, found anywhere in adults body, and a brown,infant, adipose tissue. Yellow adipose tissue store lipids, provides thermic and mechanic isolation, and body shape. Brown adipose tissue generates heat by utilizing fatty acids.