Confocal micrograph of murine epididymal adipose, stained for adipocytes (red) and nuclei (blue). Pinto Lab - Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute.

Classified as either white, brown or beige (brite). Primary lipid storing cells of tissues with brown and beige adipocytes producing heat through thermogenesis. Adipocytes are found around and within cardiovascular tissues.

Marker genes: Adipoq, Pparg, Retn, Fabp4, Plin1, Cidec.