Low copper levels linked to fatter fat cells

In studies of mouse cells, researchers have found that low levels of cellular copper appear to make fat cells fatter by altering how cells process their main metabolic fuels, such as fat and sugar.

Haojun Yang, Martina Ralle, Michael J. Wolfgang, Neha Dhawan, Jason L. Burkhead, Susana Rodriguez, Jack H. Kaplan, G. William Wong, Norman Haughey, Svetlana Lutsenko. Copper-dependent amino oxidase 3 governs selection of metabolic fuels in adipocytes. PLOS Biology, 2018; 16 (9): e2006519 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.2006519