Adenosine activates thermogenic adipocytes

Amy K. Rines, Francisco Verdeguer, Pere Puigserver

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Brown or beige fat activation can cause potent anti-obesity and anti-diabetic effects. In a study recently published in Nature, Gnad et al. show that adenosine is a novel activator of brown and beige fat that acts through the A2A receptor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-156
Number of pages2
JournalCell Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 5 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Medicine(all)


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