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ppargc1b

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Official Full Name
peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma, coactivator 1 beta
Background
The protein encoded by this gene stimulates the activity of several transcription factors and nuclear receptors, including estrogen receptor alpha, nuclear respiratory factor 1, and glucocorticoid receptor. The encoded protein may be involved in fat oxidation, non-oxidative glucose metabolism, and the regulation of energy expenditure. This protein is downregulated in prediabetic and type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. Certain allelic variations in this gene increase the risk of the development of obesity. Three transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.
Synonyms
PPARGC1B; peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma, coactivator 1 beta; peroxisome proliferative activated receptor, gamma, coactivator 1, beta; peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator 1-beta; PERC; PGC1B; PPARGC-1-beta; PPAR-