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Fat cells. Computer artwork of adipocytes (fat cells) next to a blood vessel carrying erythrocytes (red blood cells). The nuclei (purple), which contain each cell's genetic information, are seen within the adipocytes. The majority of each adipocyte is filled with a lipid droplet (cream). Adipocytes form adipose tissue, which stores energy as an insulating layer of fat.
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