Patent Number: 7,825,098

Title: Methods and compositions for modulating Necdin function

Abstract: Described herein are methods for identifying and using inhibitors of Necdin function to promote brown adipose tissue (BAT) differentiation, thereby treating obesity.

Inventors: Kahn; C. Ronald (West Newton, MA), Tseng; Yu-Hua (Newton, MA)

Assignee: Joslin Diabetes Center, Inc.

International Classification: A01N 43/04 (20060101); C12Q 1/68 (20060101); A61K 31/70 (20060101); C12N 5/04 (20060101); C12N 5/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00