Effect of the Thyroid Status on the Properties of the β-Receptors of Adipocytes as Related to Lipolysis

  • Danielle Caucheteux
  • Philippe De Nayer


Catecholamine-induced lipolysis in adipocytes decreases with age and appears, at least in young animals, to be influenced by thyroid hormones. In the myocardium, the effets of catecholamines are modulated by thyroid hormones through alterations of the β-adrenergic receptor-adenylate cyclase complex (1,2). The aim of this work was to document the influence of thyroid hormones on the properties of the β-receptor-adenylate cyclase complex and to examine whether the sensitivity to thyroid hormones is altered during aging.


Thyroid Hormone Thyroid Status Glycerol Release Competition Curve Krebs Ringer Bicarbonate Buffer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Danielle Caucheteux
    • 1
  • Philippe De Nayer
    • 1
  1. 1.Hormone and Metabolism Research UnitICP University of LouvainBrusselsBelgium

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