, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 42–55

L’adipogenèse des tissus adipeux blancs : influence du microenvironnement

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L’adipogenèse, ou la formation d’adipocyte à partir d’une cellule progénitrice, est un processus clé dans le maintien de l’expandabilité du tissu adipeux (TA) sous-cutané, en limitant l’accumulation ectopique de lipides impliquée dans les pathologies associées à l’obésité. Cette revue est axée sur le rôle du microenvironnement du TA dans le contrôle de l’adipogenèse. Les acteurs cellulaires, physiques et moléculaires du microenvironnement sont décrits. Leurs implications dans les disparités d’expansion des TA et leurs contributions aux complications de l’obésité sont abordées.

Mots clés

Matrice extracellulaire Développement embryonnaire Cellules immunes Cellules endothéliales Différences territoriales 

Adipogenesis in white adipose tissues: influence of the microenvironment


Adipogenesis, or the formation of adipocyte from a progenitor cell, is a key process to maintain subcutaneous adipose tissue (AT) expandability and to limit ectopic lipid accumulation which is implicated in obesity-associated pathologies. This review focuses on the role of AT microenvironment in the control of adipogenesis. The cellular, physical and molecular microenvironment actors are described. Their implications in AT expansion disparities and their contributions to obesity-associated complications are discussed.


Extracellular matrix (ECM) Embryonic development Immune cells Endothelial cells Regional differences 


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  • N. Boulet
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  • D. Estève
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  • A. Bouloumié
    • 1
  • J. Galitzky
    • 1
  1. 1.INSERM/Université Paul Sabatier UMR1048-I2MC, Equipe 1CHU RangueilToulouse cedex 4France

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