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Adipose Stem Cells – The cell population from which mature adipocytes arise.

Grantees: Bauer Lab and Bunnell Lab


Blood Vasculature

Blood Vasculature

Blood Vasculature – The component of the blood circulatory system that delivers blood from the heart into adipose tissue via capillaries, and out of the tissue to the heart via veins.

Grantees: Haegerling LabHerbst Lab


Lymphatic Vasculature

Lymphatic Vasculature

Lymphatic Vasculature – The component of the lymphatic system that collects the interstitial fluid in adipose tissue. The start point of this vasculature are lymphatic capillaries composed of lymphatic endothelial cells. The capillaries gradually enlarge into lymphatic collectors and eventually lymphatic vessels that converge at lymph nodes.

Grantees: Carmeliet Lab, Cromer Lab, Dixon Lab, Foster Lab, Gousopoulos and Felmerer Lab, Haegerling Lab, Herbst Lab, Klip Lab, Padera Lab, Rutkowski Lab, Shawber Lab

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