Lipid metabolism of rat adipocytes in culture

C. Y. Hu, J. E. Novakofski, H. J. Mersmann

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Isolated differentiated rat adipocytes embedded in a collagen matrix were maintained in culture for 0, 4 and 14 days. Assessment of viability by either anabolic glucose metabolism or catabolic lipolytic metabolism can be misleading; both types of metabolism should be measured to establish the status of cells. Cells maintained morphological integrity even when not viable as judged by anabolic glucose metabolism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-180
Number of pages10
JournalCell Biology International Reports
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology


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