Diagram (IMAGE) UT Southwestern Medical Center Caption This is a UT Southwestern study determined that the metabolite uridine helps the body regulate glucose. This graphic depicts how the body's fat cell-liver-uridine axis works to maintain energy balance. Credit UT Southwestern Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.