Orexin receptor-1 mediates brown fat developmental differentiation

  title={Orexin receptor-1 mediates brown fat developmental differentiation},
  author={Dyan Sellayah and Devanjan Sikder},
Orexin A (OX) is a small excitatory neuropeptide hormone that stimulates feeding, wakefulness and energy expenditure via a pair of G-coupled protein receptors, namely orexin receptor-1 (OXR1) and orexin receptor-2 (OXR2). OX-deficient mice are sensitive to obesity despite being hypophagic. The obesogenic effect of OX-deletion is due to brown adipose tissue (BAT) dysfunction, a defect that originates during fetal growth. Brown preadipocytes in OX-null mice display undifferentiated histological… CONTINUE READING