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, Volume 3, Issue 12, pp 364–364 | Cite as

Burning the fat

  • Lev Osherovich
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Abstract

A team led by researchers at UCSF has identified sirtuin 3 as a critical regulator of fatty acid oxidation, a process by which the body burns fat. The discovery has been out-licensed to GlaxoSmithKline's Sirtris unit, which will have to figure out how to access the hard-to-reach mitochondrial protein with drugs.

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  • Lev Osherovich

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