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Lipid Droplets

Creative Biolabs provides a range comprehensive of recombinant antibodies used in the research of lipid droplets.

Lipid droplets, also referred to as lipid bodies, oil bodies or adiposomes are lipid-rich cellular organelles that regulate the storage and hydrolysis of neutral lipids and are found largely in the adipose tissue. They are the reservoir where membrane formation and maintenance of cholesterol and acyl-glycerols occurs. Lipid droplets are found in all eukaryotic organisms and store a large portion of lipids in mammalian adipocytes. The role of these lipid droplets was discovered in the 1990s. Proteins in the lipid droplet coat regulate lipid droplet dynamics and lipid metabolism. Lipid droplets are seen as highly dynamic organelles that play a very important role in the regulation of intracellular lipid storage and lipid metabolism.

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