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Article title: Thermogenic recruitment of brown and brite/beige adipose tissues is not obligatorily associated with macrophage accretion or attrition

Authors: Nathalie Boulet, Ineke H.N. Luijten, Barbara Cannon, Jan Nedergaard

From the authors: “A regulatory or mediatory role—positive or negative—for macrophages in the recruitment of brown adipose tissue is presently discussed ... we demonstrate here an absence of alterations in macrophage complement in thermogenically recruited brown—or brite/beige—adipose tissues. Macrophage regulation of thermogenic capacity is thus less likely.” 

This study is highlighted as one of February’s "best of the best" as part of the American Physiological Society's APSselect program.

Journal Link: American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism