Exosomes

Exosomes

Exosomes – Cell-derived vesicles that are present in many fluids produced by organisms, including blood, urine, and interstitial fluid. These small vesicles have been shown to play a role in signaling and communication between cells.

Grantee: Swartz Lab


Fibrosis

Fibrosis

Fibrosis – The thickening and scarring of tissue that occurs as a result of injury. In adipose tissue, this is usually determined by the appearance of adipocytes surrounded by fibroblasts (light green cells).

Grantees: Bauer Lab, Cromer Lab, Harten Lab, and Herbst Lab


Immune Cells

Immune Cells

Immune cells – Cellular components of the immune system that function to defend the body against invaders such as microbial infections. Macrophages are the most common immune cells in adipose tissue.

Grantees: Bauer Lab, Becker Lab, Cromer Lab, and Herbst Lab


Nerves

Nerves

Nerves – Cells that transmit impulses of sensation to and from the nervous system (brain/spinal cord) to the tissues and organs

Grantee: Rutkowski Lab

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