OBO ID: ZFA:0005345
Term Name: adipose tissue Search Ontology:
  • white adipose tissue
Definition: Connective tissue in which fat is stored. All adipose tissue in the zebrafish is white adipose tissue and is comprised of adipocytes, stroma, macrophages and vasculature. Mature adipocytes express adipokines, such as adipsin, adiponectin, and leptin so white adipose tissue is considered an endocrine organ. The connective tissue is loose and infiltrated by a vascular network. (1)
Appears at: Unknown
Evident until: Adult (90d-730d, breeding adult)
  • TAO:0002134
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology
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