Adipose Derived Regenerative Cells

  • As stated in the header-image- will document the scientific foundation of Adipose Derived Regenerative Cells, also called ADRCs or simply Fat Cells. Thereto will track the increasing number of medical applications of such cells in the clinical setting, which at present is accelerating around the globe and may represent an important factor in controlling health care cost in the future. As an introduction to this theme-two brief notes:

    What are Fat Cells?

    In histology, adipose tissue or body fat or just fat is loose connective tissue composed of adipocytes. It is technically composed of roughly only 80% fat. Adipose tissue is derived from lipoblasts. Its main role is to store energy in the form of fat, although it also cushions and insulates the body. Two types of adipose tissue exist, white adipose tissue (WAT) and brown adipose tissue (BAT). In humans, adipose tissue is located beneath the skin (subcutaneous fat), around internal organs (visceral fat) and in breast tissue.