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Fat Injections May Help in Amino Acid Metabolism Disorders

A study published in Molecular Genetics and Metabolism has found that injections of adipose tissue may help in amino acid metabolism in mice with maple syrup urine disease. Scientists tested BCATm and PP2Cm knockout mice, both of which were unable to metabolize branched chain amino acids (BCAA). Results showed that after injections of adipose tissue, which were transplanted subcutaneously into the back, levels of BCAA dropped by 52-81% when compared to mice who did not receive injections.

Read the study in Molecular Genetics and Metabolism.