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From: Brown adipose tissue: endocrine determinants of function and therapeutic manipulation as a novel treatment strategy for obesity

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Origin and transcriptional regulation of brown adipocyte. Multipotent mesenchymal stem cells commit to brown adipocyte lineage following developmental triggers such as bone morphogenic proteins (BMP) and fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) leading on to cascade resulting in a fully developed brown adipocyte. Myf5-expressing progenitors give rise to skeletal muscle and brown adipocytes in traditional sites such as interscapular area. Myf5-negative progenitors are common precursors for both white adipocyte and recruitable brown adipocyte or beige adipocyte. Beige adipocyte is formed from either the trans differentiation from white adipose tissue in response to cues such as Irisin or from recruitable brown preadipocyte.

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