From:Geoff McAuliffe

    In white adipose tissue all of the lipid is contained in a single 
"vesicle", thus the classis "signet ring" description. In brown adipose 
tissue the lipid is in multiple "vesicles" and looks very different, 
much like a lipidoma. Brown adipose tissue is common in mammals but in 
the human is only found in infants.


madhumathi B.G. wrote:

>Hello histonetters,
>Can anybody tell me is there any method to
>differentiate between white and brown adipose tissue
>apart from gross appearence, their histological 
>characteristics , tissue mRNA levels and leptin
>Thanks in advance
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Geoff McAuliffe, Ph.D.
Neuroscience and Cell Biology
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
675 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854
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