Adipocyte metabolism in adipocyte fatty acid binding protein knockout mice (aP2-/-) after short-term high-fat feeding: functional compensation by the keratinocyte [correction of keritinocyte] fatty acid binding protein.

@article{Shaughnessy2000AdipocyteMI,
  title={Adipocyte metabolism in adipocyte fatty acid binding protein knockout mice (aP2-/-) after short-term high-fat feeding: functional compensation by the keratinocyte [correction of keritinocyte] fatty acid binding protein.},
  author={Sara M Shaughnessy and Elizabeth R. Smith and Sarala Kodukula and Judith Storch and Susan K. Fried},
  journal={Diabetes},
  year={2000},
  volume={49 6},
  pages={904-11}
}
Mice null for adipocyte fatty acid binding protein (AFABP) compensate by increasing expression of keratinocyte fatty acid binding protein (KFABP) (Hotamisligil et al. Science 274:1377-1379, 1996). In the present study, AFABP knockout (KO) and wild-type (WT) mice became equally obese on a high-fat diet, as judged by fat pad weights, adipocyte size, and body composition analysis. High-fat feeding led to moderate insulin resistance in both WT and AFABP knockout mice, as indicated by an… CONTINUE READING