Protein Found in Cells May Affect Body Fat

A protein found in cells may help scientists find a link to obesity. But, what other information is this protein providing for researchers? Watch to find out!

fatcellNew findings in Scotland indicate that a protein found in our cells could be helpful in showing how we store fat.

A team at the University of Edinburgh has found that invadolysin, a protein that aids in healthy cell division, is also found in lipid droplets. These droplets are part of cells that store fat. It seems the researchers have discovered a connection between lower levels of invadolysin and lower deposits of body fat.  They now want to determine whether this protein plays a role in obesity, and whether invadolysin can affect a person’s metabolism.

This information, researchers say, can help other scientists better understand complications related to obesity, including heart disease and diabetes.

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