Unlikely partners in weight loss?

Fredric E. Wondisford

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3 Scopus citations


The classic role of bile acids is as a key component of cholesterol homeostasis. New evidence recently published in Nature (Watanabe et al., 2006), however, describes a bile acid signaling pathway that controls energy expenditure through induction of thyroid hormone signaling pathways. This work may point to new approaches to tissue-specific metabolic regulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-82
Number of pages2
JournalCell Metabolism
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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