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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 17 March 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 11, p. nf27
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.11.nf27]


Throwing Fat on the Fire

Mice lacking supposed insulin enabler are surprisingly lean

R. John Davenport

Abstract: BANFF, CANADA--A molecule that purportedly spurs cells to absorb glucose might do something completely different, according to work presented here on 7 March 2004 at the Diabetes Mellitus Keystone Symposium. Mice that lack the molecule unexpectedly carry less fat and balance blood sugar as well as normal animals do. The results refute the idea that the protein spurs glucose transport and reveal that the molecule trims fat metabolism.

Citation: R. J. Davenport, Throwing Fat on the Fire. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (11), nf27 (2004).

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