Adipocytes & Preadipocytes
Adipocytes act as the body’s fat store, sequestering triglycerides, which comprise a large component of the cells. Adipose tissue has additional signalling roles acting to secrete various adipokines such as resistin, adiponectin and leptin. There are two categories of adipocyte defined by their location: subcutaneous and visceral. These two fat types are associated with different disease types and appear to have differing signalling behaviour
Cambridge Bioscience provides a large selection of 3T3-L1, omental and subcutaneous adipocytes and preadipocytes. These cells are ideal for basic research, drug screening and development. All adipocytes and preadipocytes are supported by ready-to-use, specially formulated media, total RNA and total cell extracts.