In the race to find a safe and effective weight loss drug, much attention has focused on the chemical processes that store and use energy. But a new mouse study from Johns Hopkins suggests that tweaking these processes, even in a targeted way that affects only fat cells, may not yield a silver-bullet obesity cure. The study appears in Cell Reports.
This is an image of brown fat, with fat cells shown in green, other cells in red and cells’ nuclei in blue.
Other authors on the paper are Jieun Lee and Jessica M. Ellis, both of The Johns Hopkins University.