Human Beige Adipocytes: Epiphenomenon or Drivers of Metabolic Improvements?

Qiong A. Wang, Philipp E. Scherer

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Abstract

There is a lack of direct evidence that human brown or beige adipocytes improve whole-body energy homeostasis. In a recent study, Min et al. implanted proliferated human adipocyte progenitors from a 3D culture system in mice. Implants responded to adipogenic stimuli and had a beige-like phenotype upon induction that significantly improved systemic metabolic parameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)244-246
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Endocrinology and Metabolism
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2016

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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