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Module 8: Figure brown fat cell differentiation

Differentiation of brown fat cells.

Summary of some of the main signalling events that control the differentiation of brown fat cells, which is defined by the expression of the uncoupling protein-1 (UCP-1). Differentiation proceeds through a cascade of transcriptional events that are described in more detail in the text. Based on information contained in Hansen and Kristiansen (2006).