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  • To our knowledge, this study was the first to investigate the role of lactate signaling in mediating white adipose tissue browning after burn trauma. We show that the induction of browning in both human burn patients and mice is positively correlated with a shift toward lactate import and metabolism. Daily l-lactate administration augments burn-induced mortality, browning, and hepatic lipotoxicity in vivo, whereas pharmacologically targeting lactate transport alleviates burn-induced browning and improves liver dysfunction after injury.


  • Barayan, Dalia
  • Abdullahi, Abdikarim
  • Knuth, Carly M
  • Khalaf, Fadi
  • Rehou, Sarah
  • Screaton, Robert A
  • Jeschke, Marc

publication date

  • September 1, 2023