Nerve growth factor, beta3-adrenoceptor and uncoupling protein 1 expression in rat brown fat during postnatal development.

An analysis was made of the expression of nerve growth factor (NGF) mRNA and protein in the brown fat of rats at different ages, and the results compared with the expression of beta3-adrenoceptor and uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1). NGF, beta3-adrenoceptor, and UCP1 messenger RNA and protein levels were measured by means of reverse transcription-polymerase… (More)