Adipose Triglyceride Lipase in Metabolic Control, Exercise and Adaptation

Speaker: 
Associate Professor Matthew Watt
Affiliation: 
NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, Dept of Physiology, Monash University
Date: 
4 December 2012 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
Rountree Room 356, Biological Sciences Building
Abstract: 

The discovery in 2004 of the key lipolytic protein Adipose Triglyceride Lipase (ATGL) has profoundly changed our understanding of lipolysis.

This presentation examines the role of ATGL in metabolic control at rest and during exercise, and examines the hypothesis that regulating fatty acid flux out of the lipid droplet is an important control point for celluar health and adaptation.