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More About PPAR-delta Activation in the Muscle Cell
The PPAR-delta receptor activates certain genes in a muscle cell, resulting in the burning of fat.
PPAR-delta Activation in the Muscle Cell Background
PPAR-delta is one of a family of receptors that is related to the metabolism and storing of fat. Like PPAR-gamma, it also activates certain genes. However, PPAR-delta's activation signals the muscle cell to burn fat for energy. This led to the creation of a PPAR-delta-activated mouse, which can run significantly longer distances than regular mice, and which are more resistant to obesity.
From Lecture Three of the 2004 Holiday Lectures Series "The Science of Fat."
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The 2004 Holiday Lectures Series "The Science of Fat"
PPAR-delta Activation in the Muscle Cell Credits
Director: Dennis Liu, Ph.D.
Scientific Direction: Ronald Evans, Ph.D.
Scientific Content: Satoshi Amagai, Ph.D.
Animator: Eric Keller
PPAR-delta, fat burning, adipose tissue, proteins, gene regulation, nutrition, PPAR-gamma, gene activation,