TABLE 1

Characteristics of cells in obese adipose tissue

CellsMarkers
CD68F4/80LectinCD34CD31Acetylated LDL uptakePerilipinCD133
Adipocyte-associated cells in adipogenic/angiogenic cell clusters++++*+*+*
Stromal macrophages++
Macrophages in crown-like structures++
Capillary endothelial cells+++
Adipocytes+
  • *

    * 80% of cells.