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Long Noncoding RNAs Control Development of Fat Cells

February 13, 2013

samples of white fat cell progenitors Whitehead Institute researchers report that 10 long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) play a vital role in the regulation of white fat cells. When each of these lncRNAs is individually knocked down, fat precursor cells fail to mature into white fat cells and have significantly reduced lipid droplets compared with white fat cells with unmodified lncRNA function. Full Story

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

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