PerspectiveCell Signaling

A New Way to Burn Fat

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Science  23 Jun 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5781, pp. 1756-1758
DOI: 10.1126/science.1130476

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Summary

Acetyl-CoA carboxylase controls fat storage and utilization in adipose cells. An important regulator of this enzyme modulates its degradation and is a potential therapeutic target for treatment of insulin resistance and obesity.