Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 26 January 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 4, p. nf7
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.4.nf7]

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Coming Back for Seconds

Extra doses of lipin protein spur obesity

R. John Davenport

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2005/4/nf7

Abstract: Frequent trips through the buffet line can contribute to obesity. For mice, additional servings of a different kind--copious amounts of a protein called lipin--promote corpulence, new results reveal. Previous studies had shown that deficiencies in the protein prevent animals from making fat tissue, and the new work clarifies how it controls fat storage and metabolism.

Citation: R. J. Davenport, Coming Back for Seconds. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (4), nf7 (2005).

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