Adipogenesis: new insights into brown adipose tissue differentiation

  1. Antonio Vidal-Puig1,2
  1. 1Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK
    2Metabolic Research Laboratories, Addenbrooke's Treatment Centre, Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke's Hospital, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  1. Correspondence should be addressed to A Vidal-Puig; Email: ajv22{at}
  1. Figure 1

    Overview of embryonic and adult origin of brown, brite, and white adipocytes indicating the specific cellular genetic markers.

  2. Figure 2

    Summary of the protocols for differentiation of hES/IPS into brown adipose tissue and possible applications of the hES/IPS cellular systems. TF, transcription factors; hES, human embryonic stem cells; hIPS, human induced pluripotent stem cells; MPC, mesenchymal precursor cells.

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