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Cell Symposia: Molecular mechanisms and integrative physiology of obesity
October 13–15, 2023, Shanghai, China

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Congratulations to our poster award winners!

2023 Poster Award Winners  - joint first place  

Lysosome biogenesis contributes to metabolic adaptations via clearance of lipid droplets in white adipose tissue
Yang Li*, Fudan University Department of Pharmacology, China

Neuro-immune regulation of adipose tissue browning in cancer-associated cachexia
Hao Xie*1Martina Schweiger2, Rudolf Zechner21China Pharmaceutical University, China,2University of Graz, Austria

Runners up

3rd [P1.54]
YBX1 is regulated by m6A involved eIF3a recognition and promotes liver steatosis by inhibiting PPARα translation
Jingsu Yu*1Xiangling Li1, Yang Xiao1, Xinyu Qi2, Menglong Hou1, Xingzhen Yang2, Lei Zhou11Guangxi Academy of Medical Sciences, the People’s Hospital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China,2College of Animal Science and Technology, Guangxi University, China

4th  [P2.13]
Loss of glucocorticoid receptor in oxytocin neurons of the paraventricular hypothalamus leads to p2ry12-dependent suppression of the melanocortin signaling and obesity
Yu Liu*1Sadia Usman2, Yi Zhang3, Ilya Vinnikov11Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, China,2Vanderbilt University, USA,3Shanghai 6th Peoples Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

5th [P1.59]
A host-harbored metabolic susceptibility of coronavirus enables broad-spectrum targeting
Huan Fang*Xiao-Wei Chen, Peking University, China

Energy metabolism underlies all facets of human health. The rates of obesity and the associated comorbidities including type II diabetes and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are at all-time highs in not only the West, but the East as well. Understanding how energy metabolism is regulated is therefore of primary importance worldwide.

This symposium would begin by highlighting the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in control of energy homeostasis. In the first session, work from prominent researchers would focus on how our cells synthesize, store, and utilize fats. The second session would focus on the molecular signaling that occurs in organelles that control energy homeostasis, including the ER and mitochondria. The symposium will also take a whole-body view of understanding obesity and obesity-related diseases by focusing on the complex crosstalk that occurs between tissues to regulate energy homeostasis and influence pathology. Session three would focus on the role that adipocytes and adipose play not only in storing lipids, but sensing stimuli in the environment and signaling to other tissues. Session four would examine the complex role that the liver plays in energy homeostasis. Finally, we would discuss some very timely and exciting roles that inflammation and immune signaling as well as the microbiome play in driving obesity and obesity-related disorders.


  • Lipid metabolism and storage
  • Organelles and signaling underlying obesity pathogenesis
  • Cross-tissue communication in obesity and obesity-related disease—adipose
  • Cross-tissue communication in obesity and obesity-related disease—liver
  • Immune metabolism and microbiome in obesity and metabolic disease

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