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UCSD Researcher Finds New Mechanism For Fat Cell Energy Expenditure


Last updated 10/27/2021 at 12:43pm

SAN DIEGO - A team of researchers led by senior author Alan Saltiel, director of the Institute for Diabetes and Metabolic Health at UC San Diego School of Medicine, published a study today that describes how a previously unknown cellular pathway regulates energy and heat in obesity.

The discovery of the metabolic pathway for stored sugars, published online in Nature, can help explain how cellular energy is produced and expended in obesity, which could advance therapeutic potential.

A healthy human carries two different kinds of fat tissue -- white and brown -- the researchers wrote....

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