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Transgenic expression of BEN, a member of TFII-I family, in various murine adipose tissues

ABSTRACT: The white adipose organ is composed of both subcutaneous and several intra-abdominal depots. Excess abdominal adiposity is a major risk factor for metabolic disease in rodents and humans, while expansion of subcutaneous fat does not carry the same risks. Brown adipose produces heat as a defense against hypothermia and obesity, and the appearance of brown-like adipocytes within white adipose tissue depots is associated with improved metabolic phenotypes. Thus, understanding the differences in cell biology and function of these different adipose cell types and depots may be critical to the development of new therapies for metabolic disease. Here, we found that BEN, a determination factor of brown fat function. BEN transgenic mice displayed increased energy expenditure, limited weight gain, and improved glucose tolerance in response to a high-fat diet. These results demonstrate that BEN is a cell-autonomous determinant of a brown fat function and thermogenesis.

INSTRUMENT(S): Illumina HiSeq 2500

ORGANISM(S): Mus musculus  

SUBMITTER: Kosaku Shinoda  

PROVIDER: E-MTAB-4163 | ArrayExpress | 2018-01-10



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