A metabolic switch to turn off obesity
|A metabolic switch to turn off obesity||Darrell Miller||11/01/16|
November 01, 2016 04:04 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (email@example.com)
Subject: A metabolic switch to turn off obesity
Here’s some good news to cheer you up. If you’ve been fighting a losing battle trying to lose weight, maybe you should quit beating yourself up about it. A new University of Montreal study of mice says when an enzyme is blocked in some neurons in the mouse brain, it becomes impossible for the mice to lose weight even when they stick to an ideal regime. So now you can blame it all on the ABHD6 enzyme.
- A research team at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) has generated genetically engineered mice
- The researchers have discovered that this enzyme acts as a sort of switch for the body's adjustment to extremes.
- In 2014, the team of Marc Prentki, another CRCHUM researcher, discovered that this enzyme breaks down endocannabinoids.
"A research team at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) has generated genetically engineered mice, deprived of the ABHD6 enzyme in a localized area of the brain, namely in a specific population of hypothalamic neurons."