S20 Novel Functions of Adipose Tissue

Program: Symposia
Basic/Translational Session
Thursday, March 5, 2015: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Room 31 (San Diego Convention Center)
**This session is eligible for CME credit**

Chair:
Charles T Roberts Jr., PhD, Oregon National Primate Research Center, Oregon Health & Science University, Beaverton, OR

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Over the last 10 years our concept of adipose tissue function has evolved from the notion of classical white adipose tissue as the major adipocyte type with brown adipocytes playing a minor role in rodent and perinatal human thermogenesis to the current realization that the adipocyte population is comprised of multiple cell types with an array of endocrine and metabolic actions.  This symposium will address several aspects of this expanded view of adipose tissue by describing 1) the role of marrow fat in systemic metabolism, 2) the contribution of brite adipocytes to overall thermogenesis, and 3) the therapeutic potential of human brown adipose tissue.

4:30 PM
Ormond A MacDougald, Molecular & Integrative Physiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
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5:00 PM
Barbara Cannon, The Wenner-Gren Institute, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
Disclosure: BC: Advisory Group Member, Metabolic Solutions Development Corporation.
5:30 PM
Aaron Martin Cypess, MD, PHD, MMSC, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA
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