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Macrophages dispose of catecholamines in adipose tissue

Nature Medicine volume 23, pages 12551257 (2017) | Download Citation

Recent research has identified sympathetic neuron–associated macrophages in adipose tissue that take up and degrade catecholamines released from neurons. Obesity and aging enhance this system, decreasing responses to cold stress and starvation.

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  1. Michael P. Czech is in the Program in Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.

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