Uptake of Retinoids by Adipose Tissue

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Abstract

Adipose tissue was found to contain considerable amounts of retinoids and retinol-binding protein mRNA, particularly in epididymal and perinephric depots. Delivery of retinoids appears to be through the hydrolysis of retinyl esters in postprandial chylomicrons by lipoprotein lipase, with subsequent uptake of retinol by adipocytes.

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