Caption: Adipose connective tissue composed mainly of adipocytes (fat cells). Fat not used in metabolic processes is channeled towards adipocytes by way of small capillaries. Each adipocyte is occupied by a single lipid droplet primarily formed by triglycerides. Adipocytes are some of the largest cells in the human body. Adipose connective tissue forms a thick layer under the skin in certain body areas and it functions as an insulating layer and as a reserve energy source.
Magnification*: x800
Type: SEM
Copyright 2003 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Keywords: 23077E,03.01.03,adipocytes,adipose connective tissue,adipose tissue,fat cell,fat tissue,human body,lipid,medical,triglyceride,triglycerides,SEM,adipocyte