Brite/beige fat and UCP1 - is it thermogenesis?

  title={Brite/beige fat and UCP1 - is it thermogenesis?},
  author={Susanne Keipert and Martin Jastroch},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  volume={1837 7},
The presence of two distinct types of adipose tissue, which have opposing functions, has been known for decades. White adipose tissue (WAT) is the main tissue of energy storage, while brown adipose tissue (BAT) dissipates energy as heat and is required for non-shivering thermoregulation. In the last few years, a third type of adipocyte was identified, termed the brite ("brown and white") or beige adipocyte. Their physiological control and role, however, are not fully clarified. Brite/beige… CONTINUE READING