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Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2012 Aug;23(6):631-9. doi: 10.1016/j.semcdb.2012.01.003. Epub 2012 Jan 18.

PPARs: fatty acid sensors controlling metabolism.

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University of Southern Denmark, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Campusvej 55, DK-5230, Odense M, Denmark. larscp@bmb.sdu.dk

Abstract

The peroxisome proliferator activated receptors (PPARs) are nuclear receptors that play key roles in the regulation of lipid metabolism, inflammation, cellular growth, and differentiation. The receptors bind and are activated by a broad range of fatty acids and fatty acid derivatives and they thereby serve as major transcriptional sensors of fatty acids. Here we review the function, regulation, and mechanism of the different PPAR subtypes with special emphasis on their role in the regulation of lipid metabolism.

PMID:
22273692
DOI:
10.1016/j.semcdb.2012.01.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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