Adipocyte heterogeneity revealed by spatial transcriptomics of human adipose tissue: Painting and more

Published on September 23, 2021 Updated on February 4, 2022

Langin D Cell Metab. 2021 Sep 7;33(9):1721-1722


Adipose tissue is composed of adipocytes and cells from the stromal vascular fraction. In this issue of Cell Metabolism, Bäckdahl et al. (2021) use spatial transcriptomics to provide a first glimpse at the architecture of human adipose tissue. The authors identify distinct adipocyte subpopulations with specific metabolic features.

PMID: 34496228
DOI: 10.1016/j.cmet.2021.08.011