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Caption: The Salk researchers discovered that mice lacking a protein known as fibroblast growth factor 1 were unable to store and use fat normally. When these mice were switched from a high-fat diet to a normal diet, they developed uneven lumps of fat (seen in white in the above image) in their body tissues, suggesting that their fat metabolism mechanisms had gone awry.
Credit: Image: Courtesy of Jae Myoung Suh, research associate, Gene Expression Laboratory
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