SnapShot: Brown and Beige Adipose Thermogenesis

Cell. 2016 Jun 30;166(1):258-258.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2016.06.038.


Brown and beige adipose tissues have been identified as potential therapeutic targets for combating diet-induced obesity and metabolic disease. Here, we present transcriptional and developmental regulation of brown and beige adipose tissue, as well as critical physiological and pharmaceutical activators of thermogenesis in both tissues.

MeSH terms

  • Adipose Tissue / metabolism*
  • Adipose Tissue, Brown / metabolism*
  • Gene Expression Regulation
  • Humans
  • Immunity, Innate
  • Thermogenesis*