Research Article

Isolation and characterization of white and brown adipocytes in Kunming mice

Published: February 26, 2016
Genet. Mol. Res. 15(1): gmr7355 DOI: 10.4238/gmr.15017355

Abstract

White adipose tissue and brown adipose tissue play critical roles in controlling energy homeostasis and the development of obesity and diabetes. We isolated mouse white adipocytes from inguinal white fat tissues and brown adipocytes from interscapular brown fat tissues, and employed a variety of approaches, including immunofluorescent staining, quantitative real-time PCR, western blotting analysis, and differentiation assay, to characterize those adipocytes. Both white and brown adipocytes stained positively for CD44 and CD29, and lipid droplets were observed after the induction of adipogenesis. The Asc1 expression level in the white adipocytes was 2.5-fold higher than that in the brown adipocytes (P Cidea mRNA level (P

White adipose tissue and brown adipose tissue play critical roles in controlling energy homeostasis and the development of obesity and diabetes. We isolated mouse white adipocytes from inguinal white fat tissues and brown adipocytes from interscapular brown fat tissues, and employed a variety of approaches, including immunofluorescent staining, quantitative real-time PCR, western blotting analysis, and differentiation assay, to characterize those adipocytes. Both white and brown adipocytes stained positively for CD44 and CD29, and lipid droplets were observed after the induction of adipogenesis. The Asc1 expression level in the white adipocytes was 2.5-fold higher than that in the brown adipocytes (P Cidea mRNA level (P