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Perivascular adipocytes

The Importance of Perivascular Adipocytes. By Dr Craig Daly, University of Glasgow
In the last few years there has been a steadily increasing interest in the possible importance of perivascular fat. Like the endothelium (pre 1980’s), the perivascular adipocytes were previously thought to be unimportant and were discarded prior to investigation of the physiology and pharmacology of isolated vascular segments. With the benefit of hindsight, that might have been a bad idea. This short commentary provides a quick introduction to the possible importance of perivascular adipocytes.
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