Receptor Proteins That Respond to Nicotine May Help Fat Cells Burn Energy


Source: University of Michigan

Summary: A new research shows, The same proteins that moderate nicotine dependence in the brain may be involved in regulating metabolism by acting directly on certain types of fat cells.


Thermogenesis in fat cells

Illustration of thermogenesis in mice beige fat cells in response to acetylcholine stimulation. Credit: Stephanie King, LSI at University of Michigan


More Information: Heejin Jun et al, “An immune-beige adipocyte communication via nicotinic acetylcholine receptor signaling”, Nature Medicine (2018). nature.com/articles/doi:10.1038/s41591-018-0032-8


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