Work reported over the past year has provided insights into the mechanisms whereby ligand activation of the nuclear receptor peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) regulates systemic glucose and lipid homeostasis. PPARγ has also been implicated recently in the biology of monocytes and in cell-cycle regulation and cancer. Polyunsaturated fatty acids and eicosanoids bind and activate PPARγ, suggesting that these lipids may serve as hormonal regulators of a variety of biological processes.
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- Developmental Biology