A Protein that Regulates Fat Levels

…in worms.

Like a smart sensor that adjusts the lighting in each room and a home’s overall temperature, a protein that governs the making of other proteins in the cell also appears capable of controlling fat levels in the body.

The finding, which appeared in Cell Reports on Dec. 11, applies to the Maf1 protein in worms.

…Maf1 changes lipid metabolism in cancer cells, raising the possibility that it could be used in tumor cell suppression.

Source: A control knob for fat? Protein that makes other proteins also regulates fat levels

Not even to mice yet. That would put it in the ~20 year out time frame for any kind of approved drug, if at all possible.