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Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1986;478:109-19.

Hormonal control of adipogenesis.

Abstract

The concept that hormonal substances can alter the expression of entire developmental programs is in itself not particularly new. The ability to define conditions under which a specific hormone can precociously activate the differentiation of a well-defined population of cells and under which another hormone can both block and reverse such a developmental progression, however, provides a major step forward toward unraveling the biochemical events that define the transition from a committed precursor to a fully differentiated cell. Further analysis of the molecular events initiated by glucocorticoids and TNF should provide insights into the control of adipogenesis and may generate a foundation for understanding the mechanisms by which other cells enter a particular differentiative lineage. In a more applied sense, such knowledge may also provide a rational approach to controlling metabolic disease syndromes related to adipogenesis gone awry such as obesity-associated diabetes and cachexia.

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