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A membrane-associated protein (adipose differentiation related protein, 437 aa) that is rapidly up-regulated when adipocyte differentiation is triggered. Together with perilipin, it is constitutively associated with lipid droplets and plays a role in sustained fat storage and regulation of lipolysis. One of the PAT family (perilipin, adipophilin, and TIP47) of proteins.

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