A hypothalamic phosphatase switch coordinates energy expenditure with feeding

12:00 pm 18 Dec 2017

Available online: 1 August 2017


We thank Sunena Bhandari, Tariq Butt, Florian Wiede, Jihane Homman-Ludiye, and Tara Sepehrizadeh for technical assistance, Matthew Watt for reagents, and Herbert Herzog for access to Insrfl/fl mice. This work was supported by the NHMRC of Australia (to T.T., Z.B.A., D.S., M.A.C.), the Diabetes Australia Research Trust (to G.T.D.), and the National Imaging Facility (M.D.).


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• Diurnal changes in hypothalamic TCPTP coordinate feeding with energy expenditure
• Feeding represses hypothalamic TCPTP to increase energy expenditure
• TCPTP inhibits insulin signaling in AgRP neurons to repress energy expenditure
• Insulin signaling in AgRP neurons increases the browning of white fat

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