publication . Doctoral thesis . 1996

Studies on catecholamine function in human fat cells

  • Published: 15 Nov 1996
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Catecholamine function in human fat cells Lena Hellström, Centre for Metabolism and Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Huddinge University Hospital, Karolinska Institute, S-141 86 Huddinge, Sweden Human adipose tissue is a heterogeneous organ as regards metabolism. The effects of catecholamines, the main lipolytic hormones in man vary considerably in different regions. Fat cell lipolysis also changes in a number of physiological and pathophysiological states. The airn of the present study was to focus on two factors of importance for the action of catecholamines on lipolysis in vitro - namely, the influence of heredity and catabolism. The well-known enhancem...
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