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acyl-CoA synthetase-4 (ACSL4)

Gene associated with obesity and T2DM cells fat regulation

Researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts (HNRCA) have found one clue as to why weight gain cause metabolic problems that can lead to heart disease and diabetes in some individuals, but not others: a gene associated with obesity and development of type 2 diabetes, they discovered, is also connected to how cells regulate fat at the cellular level.

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