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Depletion of Adipocyte Becn1 Leads to Lipodystrophy and Metabolic Dysregulation

Depletion of Adipocyte Becn1 Leads to Lipodystrophy and Metabolic Dysregulation

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https://diabetes.diabetesjournals.org/content/70/1/182

Becn1 / Beclin-1 is a core component of the class III phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase required for autophagosome formation and vesicular trafficking. Although Becn1 has been implicated in numerous diseases such as cancer, aging, and neurodegenerative disease, the role of Becn1 in white adipose tissue and related metabolic diseases remains elusive.