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Long Noncoding RNAs Control Development of Fat Cells
February 13, 2013
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.
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
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