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  • Study: Gut hormones' regulation of fat production abnormal in obesity, fatty liver disease

    Molecular and integrative biology professor Kim Kemper

    The gut releases hormones hours after eating that prompt the liver to stop storing fat, but the process is dysregulated in obesity and fatty liver disease, a study led by Illinois professor Jongsook Kim Kemper found.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s note: To contact Jongsook Kim Kemper, call 217-333-6317; email  

    The paper “Intestinal FGF15/19 physiologically repress hepatic lipogenesis in the late fed-state by activating SHP and DNMT3A” is available online. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-19803-9