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Free Content X-ray Diffraction Study Confirms Intra-adipocitary Lipid Crystallization After Lipocryolysis Stimulus

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Lipocryolysis always claimed localized-fat-reduction to be a consequence of local apoptotic adipocyte destruction triggered by intracellular triglyceride crystallization. The idea is now under debate, for it has been suggested that the physical changes occurring in adipocytes after lipocryolysis could be better explained by a lipid gel-like transition process rather than by lipid crystallization. Since a) lipocryolysis claims apoptosis to be the key to adipocyte destruction and clinical-result achievement and b) it considers crystallization to be a necessary step for the apoptotic stimulus unleashing, any effort to untangle, prove or discard this process is very important.

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Keywords: CRYSTALLIZATION; GEL-LIKE TRANSITION; LIPOCRYOLISIS; X-RAY DIFFRACTION

Document Type: Editorial

Publication date: 01 November 2013

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  • CryoLetters is a bimonthly international journal for low temperature sciences, including cryobiology, cryopreservation or vitrification of cells and tissues, chemical and physical aspects of freezing and drying, and studies involving ecology of cold environments, and cold adaptation

    The journal publishes original research reports, authoritative reviews, technical developments and commissioned book reviews of studies of the effects produced by low temperatures on a wide variety of scientific and technical processes, or those involving low temperature techniques in the investigation of physical, chemical, biological and ecological problems.

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