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Discovery Of Protein Controlling Fat Cell Development May Lead To Treatments For Obesity, Related Diseases, National Jewish And Veteran’s Affairs Researchers Find

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January 13, 2000
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National Jewish Medical And Research Center
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New ways of regulating a protein that binds to DNA in fat cells could lead to treatments for obesity, diabetes and heart disease in the future.

DENVER -- New ways of regulating a protein that binds to DNA in fat cells could lead to treatments for obesity, diabetes and heart disease in the future. Researchers have long known that obesity can result from fat cells increasing in volume--recent studies suggest that fat cells also increase in number--although until this discovery it was unknown what regulated the development of new fat cells. Understanding these controls may be key to the treatment of obesity.


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National Jewish Medical And Research Center. (2000, January 13). Discovery Of Protein Controlling Fat Cell Development May Lead To Treatments For Obesity, Related Diseases, National Jewish And Veteran’s Affairs Researchers Find. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/01/000112151359.htm
National Jewish Medical And Research Center. "Discovery Of Protein Controlling Fat Cell Development May Lead To Treatments For Obesity, Related Diseases, National Jewish And Veteran’s Affairs Researchers Find." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/01/000112151359.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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