Study Title:

Turn up the heat: circulating serotonin tunes our internal heating system.

Study Abstract

Serotonin acts as neurotransmitter in the brain and as a multifaceted signaling molecule coordinating many physiological processes in the periphery. In a recent issue of Nature Medicine, Crane et al. (2014) find that peripheral serotonin controls thermogenesis in adipose tissue by modulating β-adrenergic stimulation of UCP-1, thereby affecting glucose homeostasis and weight gain.

Study Information


Turn up the heat: circulating serotonin tunes our internal heating system.
Cell Metab.
2015 February

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