Lipolytic effect of TSH, glucagon and hydrocortisone on the adipose tissue of newborns and adults in vitro

Physiol Bohemoslov. 1979;28(4):325-31.


In an in vitro study, TSH stimulated glycerol release from the subcutaneous adipose tissue of newborns, but had no effect on its release from the adipose tissue of adults. Hydrocortisone stimulated only NEFA release in newborns. Glucagone had no effect on either neonatal or adult adipose tissue.

MeSH terms

  • Adipose Tissue / metabolism*
  • Adult
  • Fatty Acids, Nonesterified / metabolism
  • Glucagon / pharmacology*
  • Glycerol / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Hydrocortisone / pharmacology*
  • In Vitro Techniques
  • Infant, Newborn*
  • Lipolysis / drug effects*
  • Thyrotropin / pharmacology*


  • Fatty Acids, Nonesterified
  • Thyrotropin
  • Glucagon
  • Glycerol
  • Hydrocortisone