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.
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- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism