Regulation of adipogenesis by lymphatic fluid stasis: Part II. Expression of adipose differentiation genes
The mouse-tail model of lymphedema demonstrates pathologic findings similar to clinical lymphedema, including fat deposition and fibrosis. The authors show that lymphatic fluid stasis potently up-regulates the expression of fat differentiation markers both spatially and temporally. These studies elucidate mechanisms regulating abnormal fat deposition in lymphedema pathogenesis and therefore provide a basis for developing targeted treatments.