Navigation Links
Protein May Help Control Weight
Date:4/15/2010

Mice without this oxygen regulator stayed slim on high-fat diet

THURSDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- Even on a high-fat diet, mice that lack a protein involved in the response to low levels of oxygen stay lean and healthy, says a new study.

The protein, called FIH, could offer a new target for drugs to help control weight, according to the University of California, San Diego researchers.

"The enzyme is easily inhibited by drugs," research leader Randall Johnson, a professor of biology, said in a university news release.

The mice that lacked FIH showed no ill effects from eating a 60 percent-fat diet, while normal mice fed the same diet gained weight, developed fatty livers and became resistant to insulin. The same problems occur in people who eat too much fatty food.

Further investigation showed that the FIH-deficient mice have a high metabolism and a super sensitivity to insulin.

The study is published in the April 15 issue of Cell Metabolism.

More information

The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has more about healthy weight.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: University of California, San Diego, news release, April 15, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. The assembly of protein strands into fibrils
2. Leukemia-related protein 16 and colorectal carcinoma
3. Caltech scientists uncover structure of key protein in common HIV subgroup
4. UD team develops new method for producing proteins critical to medical research
5. Proteins in unroasted coffee beans may become next-generation insecticides
6. Protein in Breast Tumors May Predict Chemo Response
7. Tumors Use a Protein to Hide From Immune System
8. Newly identified proteins critical to FA pathway DNA repair function
9. Proteins may point to alcohol use test
10. Blocking Protein May Stem COPD
11. Whey Protein Pioneers Announce The World's Best Tasting Protein Powder
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... As health professionals work to improve their approach to healthcare, ... doing more than filling out a survey; in many cases health professionals and patients ... health care and research on the importance of active engagement with patients and members ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... The International Association of Eating Disorders ... for the field of eating disorders, announces the opening of early registration for ... Florida at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate. , The annual iaedp™ ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... N.Y (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Lori ... became a member of ElderCounsel, a national organization of elder law and special needs ... changing laws and rules. It also provides a forum to network with elder law ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse ... Market. Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, ... quality-focused health and wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will be ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl ... this week that explains one of the most popular and least understood books in ... like cryptic and puzzling descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/28/2017)... -- Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), will host its ... on Friday, November 3, 2017, beginning at 7:00 a.m. ... 8:30 a.m. (CDT) / 9:30 a.m. (EDT). ... and guidance for 2018, Hill-Rom executives will also highlight ... and long-range financial outlook through 2020. ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... Sept. 27, 2017  Commended for their devotion to personalized ... Ranked as number one in the South Florida Business Journal,s ... Inc. 5000 yearly list, the national specialty pharmacy has found ... Bardisa will soon be honored by SFBJ as the ... Set to receive his award in October, Bardisa ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... , Sept. 25, 2017   Montrium ... Master File solutions, today—from the IQPC Trial Master ... , NL)—announced that EastHORN Clinical Services has ... clinical programs and TMF management. EastHORN, a leading ... eTMF platform to increase transparency to enable greater ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: