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The Biochemical journal

Modulation in vivo of beta-adrenergic-receptor subtypes in rat brown adipose tissue by the thermogenic agonist Ro 16-8714.


PMID 1358062

Abstract

The number of beta 3-adrenergic receptors (AR) in plasma membranes from interscapular brown adipose tissue (IBAT) was decreased by 62% in lean Zucker rats treated with the thermogenic beta-adrenergic agonist Ro 16-8714 as compared with controls after 72 h of treatment. The loss of beta 3-AR number was preceded by a 93% decrease in the steady-state level of beta 3-AR mRNA at 30 h. Similar results were obtained in obese (fa/fa) Zucker rats. Ro 16-8714 had no effect on the number of beta 1- and beta 2-ARs in IBAT. This is the first report to demonstrate that the beta 3-AR in IBAT can be specifically down-regulated in vivo by exposure to a thermogenic agonist.

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