A specific protein regulates the burning of body fat to generate heat -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

A specific protein regulates the burning of body fat to generate heat

10/18/2017

Image: thermal image of a mouse; Copyright: Nuria Matesanz, CNIC

This is a thermal image of a mouse, with white indicating the location of brown fat (maximum heat generation). The research team found out that Mice lacking MKK6 have more brown fat; consequently, these mice are protected against obesity and eliminate excess energy as heat.