Adaptive thermogenesis in adipocytes: is beige the new brown?

  title={Adaptive thermogenesis in adipocytes: is beige the new brown?},
  author={Jun Wu and Paul Cohen and Bruce M. Spiegelman},
  journal={Genes \& development},
  volume={27 3},
One of the most promising areas in the therapeutics for metabolic diseases centers around activation of the pathways of energy expenditure. Brown adipose tissue is a particularly appealing target for increasing energy expenditure, given its amazing capacity to transform chemical energy into heat. In addition to classical brown adipose tissue, the last few years have seen great advances in our understanding of inducible thermogenic adipose tissue, also referred to as beige fat. A deeper… 

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